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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tony Clarke

Carrick Rangers home-team
3 FT 4
away-team Glenavon
  •   Caolan Loughran 52' (pen) 70'
  •   Lloyd Anderson 45+1'
  •   Colin Coates 4'
  •   Conor McCloskey 13'
  •   Peter Campbell 54'
  •   Michael O'Connor 57' (pen)
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Peter Campbell restored Glenavon's lead in the second half ©Brian Little/PressEye

CARRICK AND GLENAVON SERVE UP SEVEN GOAL THRILLER

Glenavon came out on top against Carrick Rangers as the sides produced a seven-goal thriller amid blustery conditions at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
 
The visitors needed just four minutes to open the scoring after Colin Coates got on the end of a Michael O'Connor free-kick to find space in the box and turn to beat Aaron Hogg into the bottom corner.
 
Glenavon doubled their advantage with less than a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock through Conor McCloskey's back post finish after Josh Doyle's low cross from the left wasn't cleared.
 
Gary Hamilton's side pushed for a third goal, coming close when an O'Connor corner was headed off the line before Hogg twice denied Campbell in quick succession.
 
But Carrick pulled one back in first half stoppage time with substitute Lloyd Anderson firing past Craig Hyland after Jordan Gibson had delivered the ball into the box.
 
And Carrick got back on level terms early in the second half. Anderson was brought down in the box by James Singleton with Caolan Loughran stepping up to convert from the spot.
 
Glenavon regained the lead soon after, however, courtesy of Campbell's far post finish from McCloskey's cross just a couple of minutes before O'Connor added a fourth with the second penalty of the game awarded after Hogg had brought down Doyle.
 
Carrick were thrown a lifeline just before the hour mark after Glenavon were reduced to ten men following Lee McNulty's dismissal for a challenge on Kurtis Forsythe, his second booking of the afternoon.
 
Niall Currie's charges made their numerical advantage count on 70 minutes when Loughran doubled his tally with a back post finish from Gerard Storey's free-kick.
 
Both sides had chances later in the game to add to the scoresheet but, in the end, just the seven goals proved to be enough.
 
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Surgenor, Rodgers, Loughran, Chapman, Kelly, Gawne, Smith, Cherry, Gibson, Friel subs McKinty (not used), Forsythe (replaced Gawne 46), Neale (not used), Gordon (not used), Glendinning (not used), Anderson (replaced Friel 18), Storey (replaced Cherry 61)
 
Glenavon: Hyland, Coates, Campbell, Hall, O'Connor, McCloskey, J. Doyle, Singleton, Garrett, McCaffrey, McNulty subs A. Doyle (replaced J. Doyle 61), Byrne (not used), Purkis (not used), Snoddy (replaced Hall 67), Harmon (not used), Fitzpatrick (replaced McCaffrey 63), O'Mahony (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   3 - 4 Glenavon
  • GOAL

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    45+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gerard Storey

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • GOAL

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth McCaffrey

    Glenavon

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerard Storey

    Carrick Rangers

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    61'
  •  Red Card

    Lee McNulty

    Glenavon

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    58'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    57'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    53'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    52'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    33'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Carrick Rangers

    18'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    18'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    13'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    8'
  • GOAL

    Colin Coates

    Glenavon

    4'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor 58'
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Caolan Loughran 52' 70'
  • Lee Chapman
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 46'
  • Michael Smith
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 61'
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Cathair Friel red substitution 18'

Substitutes

  • Geoff McKinty
  • Kurtis Forsythe 53' green substitution 46'
  • Reece Neale
  • Steven Gordon
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 18' 45+1'
  • Gerard Storey 71' green substitution 61'

Glenavon

  • Craig Hyland
  • Colin Coates 4'
  • Conor McCloskey 13'
  • Peter Campbell 8' 54'
  • Andy Hall 58' red substitution 67'
  • Michael O'Connor 33' 57'
  • Josh Doyle red substitution 61'
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Gareth McCaffrey red substitution 63'
  • Lee McNulty 60'

Substitutes

  • Andrew Doyle green substitution 61'
  • Conan Byrne
  • Daniel Purkis
  • Matthew Snoddy green substitution 67'
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 63'
  • Jack O'Mahony

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