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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 10 August 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1532

Referee: Tony Clarke

Linfield home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Institute
  •   Jordan Stewart 40'
  •   Kirk Millar 12'
  •   Ryan McGivern 50'
  •   Joe McCready 6p'
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Evan Tweed and Bastien Héry in action ©John McVitty/INPHO

BLUES BEGIN TITLE DEFENCE ON WINNING NOTE

Linfield kicked off their Danske Bank Premiership defence with victory over Institute at Windsor Park.

However, they were forced to come from behind to do so after 'Stute opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute when Gareth Brown was upended by keeper Rohan Ferguson with Joe McCready confidently stepping up to tuck away the subsequent spot-kick.

Linfield levelled on 12 minutes, though, thanks to Kirk Mllar's close range back post touch from Shayne Lavery's delivery.

That was how it stayed until five minutes from the break before Jordan Stewart fired David Healy's side in front with a rasping effort from Bastien Héry's pass.

Millar might have added a third early in the second half with a curling right-foot effort which clipped the top of the crossbar before, a couple of minutes later, Ryan McGivern did make it 3-1 after rising highest to head home Matthew Clarke's right-sided corner.

The chances continued with Lavery seeing the ball go narrowly wide one-on-one with keeper Martin Gallagher with Daniel Kearns later striking the post and the teeing Stewart up to send another shot just wide.

'Stute came close on occasion, too, with Raymond Foy just hitting an effort from the edge of the box the wrong side of the target. Then, in the closing minutes, McCready was unlucky to see the ball come back off a post and into the arms of Ferguson.

Linfield: Ferguson, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Kearns, Héry, Mulgrew, McGivern, Casement subs Moore (not used), Larkin (not used), Waterworth (replaced Millar 60), Forde (replaced Lavery 75), Fallon (replaced Héry 60), Mitchell (not used), Quinn (not used)

Institute: Gallagher, Bonner, D. Curry, Dunne, Grace, Brown, McCready, McLaughlin, Foy, McCauley, Tweed subs Wells (not used), S. Curry (replaced Tweed 60), J. Morrow (not used), Moorehead (replaced Brown 88), Tourish (replaced Dunne 49), McIntyre (not used), McBride (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   3 - 1 Institute
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth Brown

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Moorehead

    Ballinamallard United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • GOAL

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    6p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Coleraine

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Curry

    Dergview

    60'
  • GOAL

    Ryan McGivern

    Newry City

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Dunne

    Loughgall

    49'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Tourish

    Unregistered Players

    49'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caoimhin Bonner

    Institute

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Grace

    Unregistered Players

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Brown

    Unregistered Players

    18'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    12'
  •  Yellow Card

    Evan Tweed

    Coleraine

    9'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rohan Ferguson

    Unregistered Players

    6'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson 6'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart 40'
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 60' 12'
  • Shayne Lavery red substitution 75'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Bastien Hery red substitution 60'
  • Jamie Mulgrew 37'
  • Ryan McGivern 50'
  • Chris Casement

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Ross Larkin
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 60'
  • Lorcan Forde green substitution 75'
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 60'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Niall Quinn

Institute

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Caoimhin Bonner 37'
  • Dean Curry
  • Jamie Dunne red substitution 49'
  • Niall Grace 37'
  • Gareth Brown 18' red substitution 88'
  • Joe McCready 6p'
  • Brendan McLaughlin
  • Raymond Foy
  • Aidan McCauley
  • Evan Tweed 9' red substitution 60'

Substitutes

  • Paul Wells
  • Stephen Curry green substitution 60'
  • Callum Moorehead green substitution 88'
  • Jake Morrow
  • Conor Tourish green substitution 49'
  • Jamie McIntyre
  • Thomas McBride

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