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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 21 November 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 460

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Larne home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joshua Robinson 90'
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Josh Robinson celebrates scoring Larne's late winner ©PressEye

LATE WINNER KEEPS LARNE'S RUN GOING

A goal deep into stoppage time helped Larne defeat Cliftonville at Inver Park and clock up a ninth successive home win in the Premiership.
 
Josh Robinson bagged the only goal of the game in the 95th minute to secure a dramatic three points for Tiernan Lynch's side with a bundled header from Martin Donnelly's corner from the right.
 
It was perhaps just reward for Larne following a game during which they created more chances and came close on several occasions to breaking the deadlock.
 
Indeed, as early as the ninth minute, Davy McDaid might have opened the scoring only to blaze over from five yards after Dean Jarvis had done well to find him with a cross from the left.
 
Jarvis himself was denied ten minutes after that by the outstretched leg of keeper Richard Brush.
 
Cliftonville had the ball in the net just after the half-hour mark, but Joe Gormley's 'goal' from Michael McCrudden's pass was ruled out offside.
 
But Larne finished the first half the stronger, coming agonisingly close through Donnelly who beat Brush with a curling effort which looked destined for the top right only for the ball to come back off an upright.
 
The visitors crafted their best opening on the hour. Conor McDermott sent a ball over the defence to find Gormley but his goalbound effort was blocked by Robinson before going out for a corner, while Gormley again fell foul of the offside rule with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when he turned home Garry Breen's free-kick.
 
As the game approached the end of normal time Donnelly saw a curling free-kick turned behind by Brush for a corner while, at the other end, Ryan Curran fired straight at Conor Devlin.
 
Then, on 91 minutes, Brush punched away Graham Kelly's cross and McDaid's follow-up shot before play switched again for Gormley to test Devlin from distance.
 
However, Robinson ultimately had the final say with that late, dramatic, heart-stopping winner.

Larne: Devlin, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, McDaid, Donnelly, Lynch, Wade Slater, Cosgrove, Jarvis subs C. Mitchell (not used), Kelly (replaced Jarvis 52), Hale (replaced Lynch 90+2), Scott (not used), A. Mitchell (not used), Hughes (not used), McMurray (replaced Wade Slater 81)
 
Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, McCrudden, McMenamin, Doherty, Gormley, Maguire subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (replaced McCrudden 74), Foster (replaced Donnelly 72), Donnelly (replaced McDermott 60), McKee (not used), Casey (not used), Scannell (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wade-Slater

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    David McDaid

    Larne

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Jarvis

    Larne

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    52'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson 90'
  • John Herron
  • Fuad Sule 73'
  • David McDaid 62'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Lee Lynch red substitution 90+2'
  • Luke Wade-Slater red substitution 81'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Dean Jarvis red substitution 52'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Graham Kelly green substitution 52'
  • Ronan Hale green substitution 90+2'
  • Andy Scott
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 81'
  • Jeff Hughes

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 60'
  • Garry Breen 75'
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 74'
  • Conor McMenamin 80'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley
  • Thomas Maguire

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 74'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 72'
  • Aaron Donnelly green substitution 60' red substitution 72'
  • Mark McKee
  • Odhran Casey
  • Conor Scannell

Larne

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Cliftonville

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