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Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 23 September 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 1130

Referee: Evan Boyce

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Mark Stafford 76'
  •   Niall Quinn 45+1'
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Niall Quinn celebrates opening the scoring ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

LINFIELD BEAT CARRICK - AND THE CONDITIONS - ON SKY SPORTS

Linfield battled to a three-goal victory over Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Played in windswept conditions, Carrick almost snatched an early lead through Daniel Kelly but he headed just over from a corner after two minutes.

The sides traded chances with Mark Stafford nodding just wide from Niall Quinn's corner before, at the other end, Stewart Nixon fired into the side netting after pouncing on a poor backpass. Chris Rodgers then had another opportunity for Carrick only to fire well over.

But the deadlock was broken in Linfield's favour right at the end of the first half when Quinn evaded a couple of tackles to fire into the far corner with his right foot.

Quinn might have added a second for the Blues after the break but was thwarted by the crossbar, as was Shayne Lavery who directed a header onto the woodwork.

Reece Neale came close to levelling for Niall Currie's side, firing just the wrong side of an upright after being teed up by Michael Smith.

And unfortunately for Neale he then headed into his own net four minutes after that whilst attempting to clear a Kirk Millar free-kick to double Linfield's lead.

Then, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour of normal time remaining, Stafford completed the scoring with a nodded finish from another Millar set piece.

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Surgenor, Rodgers, Chapman, Faulkner, D. Kelly, Nixon, Ferrin, Smith, Anderson subs McAuley (not used), Carson (not used), Loughran (not used), Sanusi (not used), McDermott, Keke (replaced Smith 67), Hassin (replaced Anderson 60)

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Fallon, Hery, McGivern, Quinn subs Deane (not used), Larkin (replaced Stafford 84), Shevlin (not used), Clarke (not used), Mitchell (replaced Hery 77), Reynolds (replaced Waterworth 89), Hume (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 3 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    45+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Stafford

    Linfield

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Larkin

    Linfield

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    77'
  • GOAL

    Mark Stafford

    Linfield

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Guillaume Keke

    Dundela

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    56'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Christopher Rodgers 70'
  • Lee Chapman
  • William Faulkner
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Stewart Nixon
  • James Ferrin
  • Michael Smith red substitution 67'
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 60'

Substitutes

  • Liam McAuley
  • Mark Carson
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Abiola Sanusi
  • Ashton McDermott
  • Guillaume Keke green substitution 67'
  • Liam Hassin green substitution 60'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Stafford red substitution 84' 76'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth red substitution 89'
  • Joel Cooper
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Bastien Hery red substitution 77'
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Niall Quinn 56' 45+1'

Substitutes

  • Gareth Deane
  • Ross Larkin green substitution 84'
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Reynolds green substitution 89'
  • Trai Hume
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 77'

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