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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 23 April 2021 (kick off: 7.30 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glentoran home-team
3 FT 2
away-team Larne
  •   Rhys Marshall 9'
  •   Jay Donnelly 71'
  •   Mark Randall 20'
  •   Tomas Cosgrove 23'
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Glentoran players celebrate their winner ©Brian Little/PressEye

GLENS CLOSE GAP AT THE TOP

Glentoran closed the gap at the top to seven points with victory over Larne in the Friday night game at The Oval.
 
The Glens needed just nine minutes to move in front when Rhys Marshall sent a fiercely struck right-foot shot past Conor Mitchell after the Larne keeper had blocked Chris Gallagher's initial effort.
 
Larne levelled on 20 minutes through Mark Randall. David McDaid did well to initiate the move with a run down the left before finding Martin Donnelly who, in turn, laid it off for Tomas Cosgrove.
 
After bringing the ball to the touchline Cosgrove backheeled it back into the box, John Herron had a shot on goal blocked but the rebound fell for Randall to drill home.
 
Then, three minutes after that, Cosgrove got his name on the scoresheet after collecting the ball outside the area and finishing well past Rory Brown.
 
Ciaran O'Connor might have brought Glentoran back into the game early in the second but was thwarted by a Donnelly goalline clearance while, at the other end, David McDaid had a couple of opportunities to extend Larne's lead.
 
Glentoran equalised with 20 minutes remaining after Jay Donnelly latched onto a long through ball to face down Mitchell one-on-one before finding the net.
 
Fuad Sule almost restored Larne's lead with a well struck long range drive which Brown did well to tip over.
 
But, with ten minutes to go, Glentoran's winner arrived when Andy Mitchell sent over a corner which was headed on inside the box before coming off Sule's foot and into his own net.
 
Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gallagher, R. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Marron, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), McDonagh (not used), Gorman (replaced McDaid 82), Mitchell (replaced Gallagher 61), Stewart (not used), O'Connor (replaced Marron 29), Crowe (not used)
 
Larne: C. Mitchell, Watson, Herron, Sule, Randall, McDaid, Donnelly, McKendry, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis subs Hale (not used), Scott (not used), Lynch (not used), A. Mitchell (replaced Randall 46), Mottley-Henry (replaced Donnelly 82), Wade Slater (replaced McKendry 61), D'Sena (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   3 - 2 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Unregistered Players

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Mottley-Henry

    Unregistered Players

    82'
  • OWN GOAL

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    80'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wade-Slater

    Warrenpoint Town

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    29'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    29'
  • GOAL

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    23'
  • GOAL

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    20'
  • GOAL

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    9'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 61'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 82'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron red substitution 29'
  • Rhys Marshall 9'
  • Jay Donnelly 71'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Dale Gorman green substitution 82'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 61'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 29'
  • Joe Crowe

Larne

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Albert Watson
  • John Herron 66'
  • Fuad Sule 80' (OG)
  • Mark Randall red substitution 46' 20'
  • David McDaid
  • Martin Donnelly red substitution 82'
  • Conor McKendry 45' red substitution 61'
  • Tomas Cosgrove 23'
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Ronan Hale
  • Andy Scott
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 46'
  • Dylan Mottley-Henry green substitution 82'
  • Luke Wade-Slater green substitution 61'
  • Ryley D'Sena

Glentoran

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Larne

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