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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 23 February 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Linfield home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Conor McMenamin 90+1'
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Conor McMenamin is congratulated on his late winner ©Brian Little/PressEye

LATE GOAL SECURES 'BIG TWO' WIN FOR GLENS

A goal right at the end of the game handed the 'Big Two' bragging rights to Glentoran as they recorded a first away win over Linfield in over six years.
 
A relatively uninspiring first half produced few chances in front of goal, although Linfield did enjoy the best of what was created.
 
Jordan Stewart showed some great skill to have a go from 25 yards early on but this was deflected over, as was a Jamie Mulgrew effort.
 
Joel Cooper might have broken the deadlock midway through the half with a cross which struck the crossbar with Dayle Coleing beaten while, a few minutes later, Stewart saw another shot saved.
 
Then, just before the break, Mulgrew slipped Shayne Lavery through on goal but Coleing did well to thwart the attempt.
 
Stewart came close again for Linfield early in the second half with a superb strike that looked destined for the top corner only to elicit an equally impressive save from Coleing.
 
Glentoran first effort of note came just after the hour when Robbie McDaid delivered a great ball for Jay Donnelly to head straight at Chris Johns at close range.
 
Johns was called into action again on 70 minutes to produce a great save to tip a 25-yard Ciaran O'Connor effort onto the crossbar.
 
Glentoran pushed for the winner the more the game progressed and were duly rewarded for their endeavours just as the game slipped into stoppage time when McMenamin's right-wing cross crept home at the back post.
 
Linfield: Johns, Stafford, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Lavery, Nasseri, McClean, Mulgrew, Quinn, Cooper subs Moore (not used), Newberry (not used), Millar (replaced Nasseri 65), Clarke (not used), Fallon (replaced McClean 63), Pepper (not used), Palmer (not used)
 
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, McCullough, Gallagher, McDaid, McClean, McMenamin, Marron, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Bigirimana (replaced Gallagher 58), McDonagh (not used), Gorman (not used), R. Donnelly (replaced J. Donnelly 82), Stewart (not used), Brown (not used), O'Connor (replaced O'Connor 63)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   0 - 1 Glentoran
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Unregistered Players

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    36'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    22'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Stafford
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Shayne Lavery 89'
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 65'
  • Kyle McClean 36' red substitution 63'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn
  • Joel Cooper

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Michael Newberry
  • Kirk Millar green substitution 65'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon 65' green substitution 63'
  • Conor Pepper
  • Cameron Palmer

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 58'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin 90+1'
  • Caolan Marron 22' red substitution 63'
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 82'

Substitutes

  • Gaël Bigirimana green substitution 58'
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Dale Gorman
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 82'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Rory Brown
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 63'

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