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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 11 December 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 467

Referee: Ian McNabb

Larne home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Linfield
  •   Graham Kelly 59'
  •   Martin Donnelly 73'
  •   David McDaid 89' (pen)
  •   Shayne Lavery 17'
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Larne celebrate Graham Kelly's equaliser ©PressEye

SECOND HALF TREBLE SENDS LARNE FOUR CLEAR

Larne moved four points clear at the top of the table following victory over Linfield in the big Friday night game at Inver Park.
 
Tiernan Lynch's side created the first opening of the game as early as the fourth minute when Martin Donnelly played Ronan Hale in but his curling first time effort went just over.
 
But it was Linfield who moved in front when, on 17 minutes, Niall Quinn delivered a great ball for Shayne Lavery to cut inside, take one touch to control and fire into the roof of the net from inside the area.
 
Larne attempted to hit back soon after with Josh Robinson looping a header over while Jeff Hughes found Hale with a crossfield ball but he was unable to convert at the near post.
 
Donnelly then had an effort just after the half-hour mark which dipped just over the bar while, at the other end, Matthew Clarke sent a shot just past the far post.
 
After the break Hughes turned and fired a low shot goalwards from 25 yards which Linfield keeper David Walsh did well to palm away low to his right.
 
However Larne eventually levelled just before the hour courtesy of a superb Graham Kelly finish curled into the far corner from the left side of the area to give Walsh no chance.
 
Then, on 73 minutes, it was 2-1. Conor Devlin launched the ball forward for David McDaid who cut it back for Donnelly to beat Walsh with a low effort.
 
Fuad Sule almost added a third on 83 minutes, only to fire just wide from 20 yards.
 
Larne's third goal did arrive with a minute remaining, however, when McDaid converted from the spot after Mark Stafford had conceded a penalty whilst attempting to dispossess him.

Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Hale, McDaid, Donnelly, Cosgrove, Hughes subs C. Mitchell (not used), Scott (not used), Lynch (not used), A. Mitchell (not used), Wade Slater (not used), Jarvis (not used), McMurray (not used)
 
Linfield: Walsh, Stafford, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, McClean, Mulgrew, Quinn subs Larkin (not used), Waterworth (replaced Stewart 71), Shevlin (not used), Kearns (not used), Doyle (replaced McClean 79), Hery (replaced Clarke 79), McGivern (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   3 - 1 Linfield
  • PENALTY SCORED

    David McDaid

    Larne

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brandon Doyle

    Crusaders

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • GOAL

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    71'
  • GOAL

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    27'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Unregistered Players

    24'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Unregistered Players

    17'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly 59'
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron 55'
  • Fuad Sule
  • Ronan Hale
  • Martin Donnelly 73'
  • David McDaid 89'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes 27'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Andy Scott
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray

Linfield

  • David Walsh
  • Mark Stafford
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 71'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery 24' 17'
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 79'
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 79'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • Ross Larkin
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 71'
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Brandon Doyle green substitution 79'
  • Bastien Hery green substitution 79'
  • Ryan McGivern

Larne

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Linfield

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