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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 August 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 1178

Referee: Shane Andrews

Dungannon Swifts home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Glentoran
  •   Cahal McGinty 21'
  •   Ben Gallagher 90'
  •   Robbie McDaid 8'
  •   Conor McMenamin 50'
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly 85'
football
Ryan Mayse and Shay McCartan contest possession ©Philip Magowan/INPHO

GLENS EDGE FIVE-GOAL STANGMORE THRILLER

Glentoran got the better of Dungannon Swifts by the odd goal in five following an entertaining season opener at Stangmore Park.
 
The Glens needed just eight minutes to open the scoring after Robbie McDaid broke the offside trap to run onto a Bobby Burns pass before cutting inside from the left and finished past keeper Alex Moore.
 
Dungannon levelled midway through the first half, however, when an Oisin Smyth left-sided free-kick took a deflection onto an upright for Cahal McGinty to pounce and poke over the line.
 
And Dean Shiels' side might have gone in at the break in front had Terry Devlin taken advantage of Ethan McGee's cross into the box with the goal at his mercy from close range.
 
It proved to be a costly error when, just five minutes after the break, Conor McMenamin restored Glentoran's lead with a simple finish into the net after Moore had done well to push out a Jay Donnelly effort.
 
Looking to seal victory, the Glens continued to press with Hrvoje Plum firing just wide before McMenamin saw a couple of efforts both well saved.
 
Glentoran's third goal did arrive with five minutes remaining through substitute Ruaidhrí Donnelly after he bundled home a Plum corner following another Moore save.
 
But Dungannon were thrown a lifeline right at the end of normal time after Ben Gallagher found the net with a low finish in off an upright ... but it proved to be too little, too late to salvage something from the game.
 
Dungannon Swifts: Moore, Glynn, Cowan, Mayse, McCready, Smyth, Campbell, C. McGinty, McBrien, Devlin, McGee subs Quinn (not used), Knowles (replaced Mayse 70), McAleer (replaced Campbell 78), Gallagher (replaced McBrien 78), McCarron (replaced McCready 79), Glenny (not used), Conway (replaced Devlin 70)
 
Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, McCullough, Burns, McCartan, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, McMenamin, Plum subs R. Donnelly (replaced J. Donnelly 78), Mitchell (replaced McDaid 83), Clucas (not used), O'Connor (replaced McCartan 83), Smith (replaced Burns 73), Marron (not used), Glendinning (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   2 - 3 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan McAleer

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    90'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McCarron

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darragh McBrien

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Terry Devlin

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    66'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    50'
  • GOAL

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    21'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    8'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Alex Moore
  • Michael Glynn
  • Keith Cowan
  • Ryan Mayse 66' red substitution 70'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 79'
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Rhyss Campbell red substitution 78'
  • Cahal McGinty 21'
  • Darragh McBrien red substitution 78'
  • Terry Devlin red substitution 70'
  • Ethan McGee

Substitutes

  • James Knowles green substitution 70'
  • Caolan McAleer 90+2' green substitution 78'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 78' 90'
  • Sean McCarron green substitution 79'
  • Adam Glenny
  • Shea Conway green substitution 70'
  • Michael Quinn

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Bobby Burns red substitution 73'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 83' 8'
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 83'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 78'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin 50'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 78' 85'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 83'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 83'
  • Malachy Smith 90+4' green substitution 73'
  • Caolan Marron
  • Ross Glendinning
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