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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 1 May 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tim Marshall

Glentoran home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Linfield
football
Rhys Marshall and Navid Nasseri in action ©Brian Little/INPHO

NO GOALS AT THE OVAL

Glentoran and Linfield failed to find the net in an at times tense and cagey affair at The Oval.
 
With plenty of stake it was perhaps no surprise the sides went in at the break all square and scoreless.
 
Linfield's Mark Stafford had the first chance when, in the opening five minutes, he rose to meet a cross only to nod just wide before play switched to the other end for Rory Donnelly to pounce on some careless defending and force Chris Johns into a low save.
 
As the first half progressed Linfield seemed to be on top, threatening to take the lead midway through when Joel Cooper found Shayne Lavery but he could only drag his shot the wrong side of the target.
 
Lavery was a danger again just before the break when he tested Rory Brown with a low left-foot save but the Glentoran keeper was equal to the challenge.
 
The second half started off quietly with chances at a premium at either end and what openings did present themselves were squandered.
 
Glentoran had a gilt-edged opportunity to take the lead with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining. Jimmy Callacher was adjudged to have handled a Gael Bigirimana effort but from the spot-kick that followed Robbie McDaid could only look on as Johns dived to his left to keep the ball out.
 
Linfield might have secured all three points deep into stoppage time. Kirk Millar saw an effort pushed out by Rory Brown only as far as Andy Waterworth who headed the ball back towards goal but Rhys Marshall was well placed to make a goalline clearance.
 
Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gorman, R. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Marron, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), Gallagher (not used), McDonagh (not used), Mitchell (replaced Gorman 85), Stewart (not used), O'Connor (replaced Kane 68), Crowe (not used)
 
Linfield: Johns, Stafford, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Fallon, Mulgrew, Quinn, Cooper subs Moore (not used), Waterworth (replaced Stewart 74), Manzinga (replaced Lavery 82), Nasseri (replaced Cooper 70), Clarke (not used), Pepper (not used), Palmer (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   0 - 0 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Linfield

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    26'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane red substitution 68'
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana 83'
  • Dale Gorman red substitution 85'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 26'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron 55'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 85'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 68'
  • Joe Crowe

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Stafford
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 74'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery 82' red substitution 82'
  • Stephen Fallon 88'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Niall Quinn
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 70'

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 74'
  • Christy Manzinga green substitution 82'
  • Navid Nasseri green substitution 70'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Conor Pepper
  • Cameron Palmer

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