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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 17 October 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 586

Referee: Chris Morrison

Larne home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Martin Donnelly 11'
  •   David McDaid 13'
  •   Ronan Hale 85' (pen)
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Martin Donnelly celebrates opening the scoring ©Larne FC/Bill Guiller

EARLY GOALS GET LARNE OFF TO WINNING START

Larne got the new season off to a winning start with a three-goal victory over Dungannon Swifts at Inver Park.
 
Tiernan Lynch's side came storming out of the traps with two goals inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour to firmly put their stamp on proceedings.
 
Martin Donnelly opened the scoring on 11 minutes with a left-foot finish into the top right corner from just outside the ball after Mark Randall had laid the ball off.
 
Then, a couple of minutes after that, David McDaid made it 2-0. Again Randall provided the assist for McDaid to run on to and slip a composed ball underneath keeper Sam Johnston.
 
To their credit the Swifts didn't let their heads drop and, as the first half progressed, began to attempt to work their way back into the game with Kris Lowe and Oisin Smyth crafting the most promising openings but both, ultimately, proved fruitless.
 
Larne looked to extend their advantage after the break, and might have grabbed a third on 69 minutes when Northern Ireland U21 international Andy Scott crashed a rasping effort off the woodwork after getting past Caolin Coyle.
 
For the Swifts Dylan King came closest to pulling a goal back but he could only watch on as his 80th minute effort from a James Teelan ball went agonisingly over.
 
However, Larne put the game beyond any doubt with four minutes remaining. Coyle was adjudged to have brought down Jeff Hughes inside the box and from the subsequent penalty Ronan Hale stepped up to convert past Johnston.
 
Indeed, Hale had the ball in the net again at the end of normal time but this effort was ruled out offside.

Larne: Devlin, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Randall, McDaid, Donnelly, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis subs Kelly (not used), Hale (replaced Donnelly 78), Scott (replaced Randall 46), Lynch (replaced Herron 87), Mitchell (not used), Murr (not used), Wade Slater (not used)
 
Dungannon Swifts: Johnston, Coyle, Teggart, King, Byers, Lowe, Hughes, Smyth, Campbell, Forde, Teelan subs Byrne (not used), Patton (replaced Smyth 81), C. McGinty (not used), Brennan (not used), O'Kane (not used), Devlin (replaced Forde 69), Glenny (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   3 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    87'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Smyth

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Patton

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Dungannon Swifts

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Terry Devlin

    Dungannon Swifts

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    17'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Larne

    13'
  • GOAL

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    11'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron red substitution 87'
  • Martin Donnelly red substitution 78' 11'
  • Fuad Sule 17'
  • Mark Randall red substitution 46'
  • David McDaid 13'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Graham Kelly
  • Ronan Hale green substitution 78'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 46'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 87'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Nathan Murr
  • Luke Wade-Slater

Dungannon Swifts

  • Sam Johnston
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Alan Teggart
  • Dylan King
  • Callum Byers
  • Kris Lowe
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Oisin Smyth red substitution 81'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Lorcan Forde red substitution 69'
  • James Teelan

Substitutes

  • Conner Byrne
  • Mark Patton green substitution 81'
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Francis Brennan
  • Dylan O'Kane
  • Terry Devlin green substitution 69'
  • Adam Glenny

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Dungannon Swifts

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