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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 2 January 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Andrew Davey

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Linfield
  •   Daniel Purkis 23'
  •   Niall Quinn 48'
  •   Jordan Stewart 78'
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Jordan Stewart celebrates scoring Linfield's winner ©PressEye

STEWART WINNER SENDS BLUES BACK TO THE TOP

Linfield moved back to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership after coming from behind to get the better of Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
 
An open game during the early exchanges, Sammy Clingan came closest on 12 minutes when his well taken free-kick curled narrowly past the top corner with Chris Johns beaten.
 
Glenavon moved in front midway through the first half. Clingan was again involved after sending over a corner which Conor McCloskey flicked on at the near post for Daniel Purkis to nod into the net.
 
It was a lead Gary Hamilton's side held at the break, although Linfield almost levelled just before half-time when Jimmy Callacher could only head down from a Niall Quinn corner allowing Johnny Tuffey to make the save.
 
But, just three minutes into the second half, the Blues did equalise when Quinn sent a looping header into the top corner after connecting with Kirk Millar's free-kick from wide on the left.
 
Sean Ward might have restored Glenavon's advantage soon after when he embarked on one of his trademark runs to carry the ball 40 yards only to send his left-foot shot just the wrong side of the post.
 
Glenavon were then denied by Johns twice in quick succession just after the hour to thwart McCloskey and then Robert Garrett on the rebound.
 
Then Purkis was presented with a great opportunity when he found himself through one-on-one with Johns but could only poke the ball past the left post.
 
The home side ultimately paid for these squandered chances with 12 minutes to go when, out of nothing, the ball fell for Jordan Stewart outside the area who wasted no time sending a stunning looping effort beyond Tuffey's reach into the back of the net.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Doyle, Purkis, Clingan, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, O'Mahony, Singleton, Garrett, Ward subs Taylor (not used), Coates (not used), Byrne (not used), Jenkins (replaced Fitzpatrick 81), Moorhouse (not used), Harmon (not used), Rea (not used)
 
Linfield: Johns, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Stewart, Millar, Clarke, McClean, Mulgrew, Pepper, Quinn subs Moore (not used), Stafford (not used), Larkin (not used), Nasseri (replaced Clarke 76), Kearns (not used), Doyle (not used), Fallon (replaced McClean 76)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 2 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Carrick Rangers

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    79'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Linfield

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    76'
  • GOAL

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    48'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    23'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Daniel Purkis 23'
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick red substitution 81'
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • James Taylor
  • Colin Coates
  • Conan Byrne
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 81'
  • Gregory Moorhouse
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Lee Rea

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Niall Quinn 48'
  • Andrew Waterworth
  • Jordan Stewart 79' 78'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 76'
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 76'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Conor Pepper

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Mark Stafford
  • Ross Larkin
  • Navid Nasseri green substitution 76'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 76'

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