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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 29 October 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: 967

Referee: Ian McNabb

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Jay Donnelly 29'
  •   Conor McMenamin 60'
football
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GLENTORAN RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

A goal in each half helped Glentoran defeat Carrick Rangers at the Loughview Leisure Arena on Friday evening.

The Glens got off to a bright start when Jay Donnelly fired a low shot past the far post early on while Carrick's first effort of note came via Kyle Cherry's free-kick which Ross Glendinning tipped over.

The deadlock was broken just before the half-hour mark. Conor McMenamin sent over a cross from the right which Donnelly met at the back post to direct a header past Neil Shields into the opposite bottom corner.

Carrick attempted an immediate response when Stewart Nixon's long throw reached both Ben Tilney and Alex Gawne but neither could make the most of the opportunity.

And the home side came even closer to levelling a couple of minutes after the break after Lloyd Anderson cut the ball across from the right side of the area but Jordan Gibson could only direct it onto an upright.

Donnelly might have doubled Glentoran's lead on 55 minutes with a header from inside the box from Rhys Marshall's delivery but the effort was turned straight at Shields.

But Glentoran's second did arrive just five minutes after that after a quickly taken free-kick reached McMenamin who duly fired into the top corner with a superb strike.

RuaidhrĂ­ Donnelly tried to add a third on 71 minutes but Shields turned this to safety before McMenamin was also denied by the home keeper moments later.

Both sides had chances in the closing moment. Stewart Nixon saw a header at the back post comfortably held by Glendinning while Kurtis Forsythe was on hand at the other end to stop Robbie McDaid from finding the net.

Carrick Rangers: Shields, Forysthe, Surgenor, Ervin, D. Kelly, Gawne, Cherry, Nixon, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Skeet (not used), McGuckin (replaced Gawne 68), E. Kelly (replaced Cherry 68), Kalla (not used), Mulholland (not used), McGimpsey (not used), Hoy (not used)

Glentoran: Glendinning, McCullough, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, R. Donnelly, McClean, Clucas, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs Morris (not used), Bigirimana (not used), McDaid (replaced R. Donnelly 76), Mitchell (replaced J. Donnelly 82), Smith (replaced Plum 76), Crowe (not used), Cushnie (replaced McMenamin 90+3)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 2 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Coleraine

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Kelly

    Unregistered Players

    63'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    60'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    29'

Carrick Rangers

  • Neil Shields
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Jim Ervin
  • Daniel Kelly 63'
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 68'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 68'
  • Stewart Nixon
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Emmett McGuckin green substitution 68'
  • Ewan Kelly green substitution 68'
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Matthew Mulholland
  • Ross McGimpsey
  • Bailey Hoy

Glentoran

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Luke McCullough
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 82' 29'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 76'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Caolan Marron
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 90+3' 60'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 76'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Robbie McDaid green substitution 76'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 82'
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 76'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 90+3'
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