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Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 25 October 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 2859

Referee: Tim Marshall

Larne home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Linfield
  •   Navid Nasseri 78'
  •   Jordan Stewart 88'
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Jordan Stewart silences the Inver crowd with his late equaliser ©Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

LATE DRAMA IN SKY STALEMATE AT INVER

Jordan Stewart’s goal with two minutes to spare earned Linfield a point in a tightly contested Danske Bank Premiership clash against Larne in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

A cagey first half saw both sides cancel each other out at Inver Park, however Larne had the better of the openings but both Hale and Lynch failed to trouble Chris Johns with their early attempts.

The key talking point from the opening 45 minutes in which there were few clear cut chances came on 28 minutes when Larne goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson found himself in the book after racing out and halting Linfield forward Christy Manzinga in his tracks. In the ensuing melee three additional players across both sides were also booked.

It was goalless at the break, and it wasn’t until almost the hour when Andy Scott found space on the edge of the box but couldn’t break the deadlock as he foced Johns into smartly parrying clear.

The goal that a sold out crowd were waiting for came with ten minutes to go as two Larne substitutes combined as McDaid worked well to evade the Linfield defence and thread a superb pass to Navid Nasseri and the former Blues winger broke through to rifle the ball home.

This set up a grandstand finish in East Antrim, as David Healy reached into his own attacking armoury two substitutes combined as former Larne favourite Martin Donnelly delivered an inch perfect cross from a free-kick onto the head of Jordan Stewart for an equaliser on 88 minutes.

The point apiece means no change in the Danske Bank Premiership standings for the title chasing duo, Linfield stay second with Larne in fourth place.

Larne: Ferguson, Balmer, Sule, Herron, Hale, Doherty, Scott, Lynch, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis subs Argyrides (not used), Kelly (not used), Watson (not used), Nasseri (replaced Scott 66), Randall (not used), McDaid (replaced Hale 68), Mitchell (replaced Herron 82)

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Hume, Manzinga, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, Green subs Walsh (not used), Newberry (not used), Stewart (replaced Millar 66), Donnelly (replaced Mulgrew 85), Chadwick (replaced Clarke 85), Quinn (replaced Green 66), Salam (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 1 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Chadwick

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    82'
  • GOAL

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rohan Ferguson

    Larne

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    29'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson 29'
  • Kofi Balmer 29'
  • Fuad Sule
  • John Herron 29' red substitution 82'
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 68'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Andy Scott red substitution 66'
  • Lee Lynch
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Michael Argyrides
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Navid Nasseri green substitution 66' 78'
  • Mark Randall
  • David McDaid green substitution 68'
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 82'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Chris Shields 86'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar 59' red substitution 66'
  • Trai Hume
  • Christy Manzinga
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 85'
  • Stephen Fallon 29'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 85'
  • Matt Green red substitution 66'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Michael Newberry
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 66' 88'
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 85'
  • Billy Chadwick green substitution 85'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 77'
  • Ahmed Salam
© Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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