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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 October 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1775

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Linfield home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Matthew Clarke 16'
  •   Matt Green 81' 86'
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Matthew Clarke is congratulated after opening the scoring ©John McVitty/INPHO

CLARKE AND GREEN ON TARGET FOR BLUES

Linfield stretched their unbeaten start to the campaign to ten games following a three-goal defeat of Dungannon Swifts at Windsor Park.

Following a cautious start to the game from both sides it fell to the Blues to open the scoring when Matthew Clarke curled a 16th minute effort past Niall Morgan after the ball was deflected into his path inside the box.

Jimmy Callacher came close to adding a second midway through the first half but his header from Kirk Millar's corner dropped just wide of the target.

The Blues were denied on 38 minutes when Christy Manzinga's was blocked on the line by Oisin Smyth with Manzinga threatening again soon after from Chris Shields' cross to the near post.

And Manzinga had another chance just before the break but his goalbound volley was well tipped over by Morgan.

Dungannon crafted a couple of efforts in the second half with Ryan Mayse testing Chris Johns with a left-foot strike while Darragh McBrien later fired over from a good position.

But Linfield doubled their advantage with nine minutes left through Matt Green who slotted home from Millar's lay-off.

Green then added a third for the Blues four minutes after that, again from a Millar cross, when the ball slipped through Morgan's grasp.

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe-Byrne, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Hume, Manzinga, Stewart, M. Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew subs Walsh (not used), Newberry (not used), Donnelly (replaced Millar 88), Chadwick (replaced Manzinga 88), Quinn (replaced Fallon 28), Salam (replaced Shields 88), Green (replaced Stewart 72)

Dungannon Swifts: Morgan, Glynn, Cowan, McAleer, Mayse, Smyth, Coyle, McGinty, McBrien, McGee, Conway subs Knowles (replaced McAleer 78), Campbell (replaced Coyle 61), McKendry (not used), Gallagher (replaced Conway 78), Quinn (not used), Glenny (not used), Convie (replaced Mayse 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   3 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Chadwick

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ahmed Salam

    Linfield

    88'
  • GOAL

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    84'
  • GOAL

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolin Coyle

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Roscoe

    Linfield

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Oisin Smyth

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    28'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    28'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    16'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe 59'
  • Chris Shields red substitution 88'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 88'
  • Trai Hume
  • Christy Manzinga red substitution 88'
  • Jordan Stewart 45' red substitution 72'
  • Matthew Clarke 16'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 28'
  • Jamie Mulgrew

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Michael Newberry
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 88'
  • Billy Chadwick green substitution 88'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 28'
  • Ahmed Salam green substitution 88'
  • Matt Green green substitution 72' 81' 86'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Niall Morgan
  • Michael Glynn
  • Keith Cowan
  • Caolan McAleer red substitution 78'
  • Ryan Mayse 75' red substitution 84'
  • Oisin Smyth 45'
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Darragh McBrien
  • Ethan McGee
  • Shea Conway red substitution 78'
  • Caolin Coyle red substitution 61'

Substitutes

  • James Knowles green substitution 78'
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 61'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 78'
  • Michael Quinn
  • Adam Glenny
  • James Convie green substitution 84'
  • Luke McKendry
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