This website uses cookies. Please click "Accept and Close" to accept the use of cookies on our website. By continuing to browse our website you consent to the use of cookies on this website.

For more information on how we use cookies please visit our Cookie Policy page, or visit our Privacy notice page for more information on how we manage and use data.

Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 24 November 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Referee: Steven Gregg

Linfield home-team
3 FT 3
away-team Glentoran
  •   Jimmy Callacher 90'
  •   Shayne Lavery 67' (pen)
  •   Paul O'Neill 49'
  •   Jay Donnelly 69'
  •   Robbie McDaid 87'
football
Stephen Fallon and Seanan Clucas ©PressEye

ALL SQUARE AFTER WINDSOR TWISTS AND TURNS

Six goals, two red cards, the lead changing hands and a last gasp equaliser ... this first Linfield Glentoran derby clash of the season had something for everyone.
 
Yet, despite how the game was to develop, the first half was a fairly subdued affair.
 
Linfield led at the break. On 33 minutes, Jordan Stewart received the ball on the left flank, and proceeded to take it into the box past Seanan Clucas before testing Dayle Coleing with an angled shot which the Glentoran keeper initially appeared to save before turning the ball into his own net.
 
The Glens came out fighting after the break, levelling just four minutes in through Paul O'Neill after he pounced on the loose ball from Robbie McDaid's 25-yard drive which Chris Johns failed to hold.
 
Linfield regained the lead on 67 minutes. Coleing conceded a spot-kick following a challenge on Stephen Fallon which Shayne Lavery duly converted.
 
But, barely two minutes later, it was all square again when Jay Donnelly got on the end of a long ball over the top to direct the finish past Johns.
 
The pendulum swung back in Linfield's favour with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining. Glentoran keeper Coleing was dismissed by referee Steven Gregg for recklessly bringing down Lavery in a one-on-one.
 
Yet, with three minutes to go, Glentoran looked to have secured the win. Jay Donnelly slotted the ball through to put Robbie McDaid into a great position, and he capitalised on the opportunity with a finish into the bottom corner.
 
Glentoran's ten men became nine two minutes into stoppage time as a result of a Clucas tackle on Navid Nasseri.
 
Then, in the 95th minute, Jimmy Callacher made sure of a point for the defending champions with a powerful back post header from Lavery's cross to cap what turned out to be an enthralling encounter.

Linfield: Johns, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, McClean, Fallon, Mulgrew, Pepper, Quinn subs Walsh (not used), Larkin (not used), Shevlin (replaced Fallon 88), Manzinga (replaced Pepper 80), Nasseri (replaced McClean 71), Clarke (not used), Kearns (not used)
 
Glentoran: Coleing, McCullough, Gallagher, Gorman, O'Neill, McDaid, Stewart, McClean, Clucas, Marron, J. Donnelly subs Kane (not used), Bigirimana (replaced Gorman 82), McDonagh (not used), R. Donnelly (not used), Brown (replaced Gallagher 77), O'Connor (replaced Stewart 46), Plum (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   3 - 3 Glentoran
  •  Red Card

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Jimmy Callacher

    Linfield

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    88'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Brown

    Glentoran

    77'
  •  Red Card

    Dayle Coleing

    Glentoran

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Linfield

    71'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    69'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    58'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    46'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher 90'
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 71'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 88'
  • Jamie Mulgrew 58'
  • Conor Pepper red substitution 80'
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Ross Larkin
  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 88'
  • Christy Manzinga green substitution 80'
  • Navid Nasseri green substitution 71'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Kearns

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing 75'
  • Luke McCullough
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 77'
  • Dale Gorman red substitution 82'
  • Paul O'Neill 49'
  • Jay Donnelly 69' 69'
  • Robbie McDaid 87'
  • Cameron Stewart red substitution 46'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas 90+2'
  • Caolan Marron

Substitutes

  • Marcus Kane
  • Gaël Bigirimana green substitution 82'
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Rory Brown green substitution 77'
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 46'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Linfield

club-logo
club-logo

Glentoran

club-logo
club-logo