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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 8 February 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 525

Referee: Steven Gregg

Warrenpoint Town home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Linfield
  •   Ryan Swan 47'
  •   Andrew Waterworth 23' 60p'
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Andrew Waterworth scored both Linfield goals ©INPHO/Brian Little

WATERWORTH DOUBLE MOVES BLUES FOUR CLEAR

Linfield opened up a four point gap at the top of the table following victory over Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

The visitors created the early running with Shayne Lavery perhaps coming closest with a low shot after being played in by Kirk Millar.

David Healy's side moved in front after 23 minutes when Colm Deasy's back header was intercepted by Andrew Waterworth who duly knocked the ball past keeper Gareth Buchanan.

Millar and Lavery combined again before the break with the roles reversed this time but Millar's shot was kept out by Buchanan.

'Point levelled two minutes into the second half through Ryan Swan with a finish into the bottom left corner after Kealan Dillon had dispossessed Jimmy Callacher to create the opening.

However, Linfield restored their advantage on the hour. Callacher knocked on a Stephen Fallon free-kick for Waterworth but he was adjudged to have been fouled by Anton Reilly and after taking a moment to regain his composure Waterworth himself stepped up to send Buchanan the wrong way from the spot.

Fallon might have added a third as the game progressed with a deflected wind assisted effort but Buchanan did well to hold onto the ball while, at the other end, Emmett Bennett had a chance with a header only to direct it straight at Rohan Ferguson.

Warrenpoint Town: Buchanan, Bennett, Reilly, Lynch, Hutchinson, Wallace, Dillon, Mullen, Deasy, Swan, McKee subs Tumilty (not used), Smith (not used), Watters (replaced McKee 85), Cowan (not used), McCann (not used), O'Kane (not used), Murnaghan (not used)

Linfield: Ferguson, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, McClean, Fallon, Quinn, Casement subs Moore (not used), Stewart (not used), Clarke (not used), Kearns (not used), Hery (not used), Boyle (not used), Currie (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   1 - 2 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    60p'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark McKee

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Deane Watters

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Anton Reilly

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danny Wallace

    Warrenpoint Town

    60'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Swan

    Warrenpoint Town

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    28'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Lynch

    Warrenpoint Town

    23'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    23'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Anton Reilly 62'
  • Matthew Lynch 23'
  • Stuart Hutchinson 28'
  • Danny Wallace 60'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Ben Mullen
  • Colm Deasy
  • Ryan Swan 47'
  • Mark McKee red substitution 85'

Substitutes

  • Liam Tumilty
  • Gavin Smith
  • Deane Watters green substitution 85'
  • Kris Cowan
  • Ciaran McCann
  • Ryan O'Kane
  • Lorcan Murnaghan

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth 23' 60p'
  • Joel Cooper
  • Kirk Millar 89'
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Kyle McClean
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Niall Quinn
  • Chris Casement

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Bastien Hery
  • Ethan Boyle
  • Rory Currie

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