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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 9 October 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 2135

Referee: Ian McNabb

Linfield home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Christy Manzinga 25' 34'
  •   Sam Roscoe 29'
  •   Martin Donnelly 37'
football
Christy Manzinga celebrates opening the scoring ©Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

BLUES STUN CARRICK WITH FIRST HALF GOAL BLITZ

Linfield swept to a comprehensive victory over Carrick Rangers at Windsor Park thanks to a blistering four-goal spell midway through the first half.

The Blues moved in front after 25 minutes when Christy Manzinga left his marker behind in the box to meet a Kirk Millar free-kick and head into the top corner.

It was 2-0 just four minutes later. On this occasion Martin Donnelly was the provider with a well delivered corner which Sam Roscoe powerfully nodded past Neil Shields.

The scoring continued on 34 minutes when Manzinga doubled his tally from Michael Newberry's cross from the right, finding the net at the second attempt after Shields had kept out his initial attempt.

Linfield's fourth arrived barely three minutes after that courtesy of Donnelly's low right-foot effort under Shields through a crowded goalmouth.

Not unexpectedly, the second half was a quieter affair with scoring opportunities at something of a premium.

Manzinga did try to get his hat-trick with an acrobatic attempt at making contact with another Millar cross while, for Carrick, Kyle Cherry and Ben Tilney had shots on goal around the hour mark.

And Linfield almost added a fifth in stoppage time but substitute Matt Green could only look on as his header was cleared off the line.

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Manzinga, Stewart, M. Clarke, Fallon, Donnelly subs Walsh (not used), Larkin (not used), Mulgrew (replaced Fallon 75), Chadwick (replaced Stewart 68), Quinn (replaced M. Clarke 75), Salam (replaced Manzinga 75), Green (replaced Donnelly 68)

Carrick Rangers: Shields, Forsythe, Surgenor, Ervin, Gawne, E. Kelly, Cherry, Glendinning, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Skeet (not used), McGuckin (replaced Gibson 75), D. Kelly (replaced Glendinning 63), Kalla (replaced E. Kelly 75), Buchanan-Rolleston (not used), Doyle (replaced Gawne 90), McGimpsey (replaced Cherry 90)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   4 - 0 Carrick Rangers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Doyle

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross McGimpsey

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ahmed Salam

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Kalla

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Chadwick

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Glendinning

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • GOAL

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    37'
  • GOAL

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Newberry

    Linfield

    30'
  • GOAL

    Sam Roscoe

    Linfield

    29'
  • GOAL

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    25'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Michael Newberry 30'
  • Christy Manzinga red substitution 75' 25' 34'
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar
  • Sam Roscoe 29'
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 68'
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 75'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 75'
  • Martin Donnelly red substitution 68' 37'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Ross Larkin
  • Jamie Mulgrew green substitution 75'
  • Billy Chadwick green substitution 68'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 75'
  • Ahmed Salam green substitution 75'
  • Matt Green green substitution 68'

Carrick Rangers

  • Neil Shields
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Jim Ervin
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 90'
  • Ewan Kelly red substitution 75'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 90'
  • Reece Glendinning red substitution 63'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 75'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Emmett McGuckin green substitution 75'
  • Daniel Kelly green substitution 63'
  • Ronan Kalla green substitution 75'
  • Benjamin Buchanan-Rolleston
  • Jonathan Doyle green substitution 90'
  • Ross McGimpsey green substitution 90'
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