Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 407

Referee: Steven Gregg

Warrenpoint Town home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Linfield
  •   Dermot McVeigh
  •   Alan O'Sullivan
  •   Deane Watters
  •   Ciaran McCann
  •   Lorcan Murnaghan
  •   Andrew Waterworth 1'
  •   Shayne Lavery 90+1'
  •   Matthew Shevlin
football
Shayne Lavery knocks home Linfield's second goal ©INPHO/Brian Little

LEADERS LINFIELD WIN AT MILLTOWN

A goal at either end of the game handed leaders Linfield victory over bottom of the table Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

The Blues needed just 47 seconds to open the scoring when Andrew Waterworth lifted the ball over keeper Mark Byrne from the edge of the box after holding off the attention of defender Anto Reilly.

Despite that bright opening there were few efforts of note for the remainder of the first half although, right at the end, Joel Cooper got past the home defence before teeing up Jimmy Callacher in front of goal but his contact wasn't strong enough to trouble keeper Byrne.

Shayne Lavery had a chance early in the second half but, from close range, he couldn't keep his header from Stephen Fallon's on target.

Chris Casement was next to have a go for Linfield but Byrne was untroubled followed, a few minutes later, by a Waterworth shot at the near post which the 'Point keeper once more kept out.

Jordan Stewart then offered up a 25-yard free-kick which flashed just wide of the post as Linfield kept pressing for that elusive second goal.

It eventually arrived on 91 minutes when Lavery raced onto a long Rohan Ferguson punt forward to get behind the defence and touch the ball past the advancing Byrne.

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Reilly, O'Sullivan, O'Connor, McVeigh, Young, Watters, Cowan, Wallace, Mullen subs Turker (not used), McCann (replaced O'Sullivan 7), O'Kane (not used), Murnaghan (replaced Watters 70), McDonnell (not used), Daly (not used)

Linfield: Ferguson, Robinson, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Stewart, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, Casement subs Moore (not used), Haughey (not used), Shevlin (replaced Lavery 90+2), Kearns (not used), Hery (not used), McGivern (not used), Mitchell (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   0 - 2 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Deane Watters

    Warrenpoint Town

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Murnaghan

    Warrenpoint Town

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    36'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    7'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran McCann

    Warrenpoint Town

    7'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    0'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    0'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Anton Reilly
  • Dermot McVeigh 73
  • Jake O'Connor
  • Alan O'Sullivan red subsititutions  7
  • Conall Young
  • Deane Watters red subsititutions  70
  • Kris Cowan
  • Danny Wallace
  • Ben Mullen

Substitutions

  • Berraat Turker
  • Ciaran McCann green subsititutions  7
  • Ryan O'Kane
  • Lorcan Murnaghan green subsititutions  70
  • Ryan McDonnell
  • Thomas Daly

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth  1
  • Joel Cooper
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Shayne Lavery 36 red subsititutions  90+2  90+1
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Chris Casement

Substitutions

  • Alex Moore
  • Matthew Shevlin green subsititutions  90+2
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Bastien Hery
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Mark Haughey

Warrenpoint Town

club-logo
club-logo

Linfield

club-logo
club-logo