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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 25 January 2020 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 2158

Referee: Steven Gregg

Larne home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Lee Lynch 57'
  •   Jonathan McMurray 90+2'
  •   Paul O'Neill 52'
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Albert Watson, Fuad Sule and Gavin Peers in goalmouth action ©INPHO/Brian Little

LARNE HIT GLENS WITH STOPPAGE TIME WINNER

Johnny McMurray bagged a stoppage time winner as Larne defeated Glentoran in the evening kick-off at Inver Park.

Both sides had chances during the early stages with Navid Nasseri seeing an effort blocked by Harry Flowers while McMurray fired into the side netting at the other end.

Glentoran did have the ball in the net with just over a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock but Paddy McLean's back post header was ruled out for offside.

Mark Randall then had an opportunity to give Larne the lead with a header from point blank range from a McMurray flick but keeper Marijan Antolovic did well to make the save.

Larne continued to press with Tomas Cosgrove finding Dean Jarvis at the far post only for the ball to end up going wide while a similar fate befell a McMurray header soon after - and another Randall effort, this time from distance, sailed just over before the break.

Glentoran's Hrvoje Plum went close early in the second half with a trademark free-kick but this deflected off the wall before falling narrowly wide.

But the visitors did take the lead on 52 minutes through Paul O'Neill who directed the ball past Conor Devlin after going for a header with Larne skipper Albert Watson.

However, Larne got back on level terms four minutes later when McMurray teed Lee Lynch up with a clever pass to beat Antolovic with a well placed finish.

Both camps pushed for victory as the game progressed albeit without success until, in the second minute of added time, McMurray popped up with what proved to be the winner although it's debatable just how much he knew about it after the ball rebounded off his face after Antolovic had punched clear a Cosgrove cross.

There was almost some more last gasp drama after that when Glentoran Elvio van Overbeek came within inches of the equaliser only to head over the bar from close range.

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Watson, Sule, Randall, Donnelly, Lynch, A. Mitchell, Cosgrove, Jarvis, McMurray subs C. Mitchell (not used), Kelly (replaced McMurray 90+7), Ramsey (not used), McDaid (replaced Randall 71), Tilney (not used), Hughes (replaced A. Mitchell 89), Gilmour (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Garrett, Kane, Peers, Gallagher, McClean, Nasseri, O'Neill, Plum, Mitchell, Marron subs Morris (not used), Frazer (not used), Pepper (not used), Crowe (not used), Cowan (replaced Garrett 25), van Overbeek (replaced O'Neill 66), O'Connor (replaced Plum 75)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 1 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Devlin

    Unregistered Players

    90+8'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    90+7'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    90+7'
  • GOAL

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  • GOAL

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    57'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    52'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    25'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Keith Cowan

    Dungannon Swifts

    25'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin 90+8'
  • Harry Flowers
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall red substitution 71'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Lee Lynch 57'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Andy Mitchell 82' red substitution 89'
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray red substitution 90+7' 90+2'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Graham Kelly green substitution 90+7'
  • Chris Ramsey
  • David McDaid green substitution 71'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Jeff Hughes green substitution 89'
  • Cillin Gilmour

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • William Garrett red substitution 25'
  • Marcus Kane
  • Gavin Peers
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Patrick McClean
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 68' 52'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 75'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Caolan Marron

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Conor Pepper
  • Joe Crowe
  • Keith Cowan green substitution 25'
  • Elvio van Overbeek green substitution 66'
  • Ciaran O'Connor 82' green substitution 75'

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