Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1532

Referee: Tony Clarke

Linfield home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Institute
  •   Rohan Ferguson
  •   Jordan Stewart 40'
  •   Kirk Millar 12'
  •   Shayne Lavery
  •   Bastien Hery
  •   Jamie Mulgrew
  •   Ryan McGivern 50'
  •   Andrew Waterworth
  •   Lorcan Forde
  •   Stephen Fallon
  •   Caoimhin Bonner
  •   Jamie Dunne
  •   Niall Grace
  •   Gareth Brown
  •   Joe McCready 6p'
  •   Evan Tweed
  •   Stephen Curry
  •   Callum Moorehead
  •   Conor Tourish
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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

    Institute

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Moorehead

    Ballinamallard United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Warrenpoint Town

    75'
  • 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

    Institute

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Curry

    Dergview

    60'
  • GOAL

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Dunne

    Carrick Rangers

    49'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Tourish

    Institute

    49'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caoimhin Bonner

    Institute

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Grace

    Institute

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Brown

    Institute

    18'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    12'
  •  Yellow Card

    Evan Tweed

    Institute

    9'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rohan Ferguson

    Linfield

    6'
  • GOAL

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    0'

Linfield

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

Substitutions

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

Institute

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

Substitutions

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

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