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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 1 January 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 1367

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Dungannon Swifts home-team
1 FT 6
away-team Linfield
  •   Darragh McBrien 3'
  •   Kirk Millar 2'
  •   Chris Shields 10'
  •   Jordan Stewart 13'
  •   Trai Hume 46'
  •   Michael Newberry 72'
  •   Ahmed Salam 90+3'
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Linfield celebrate Trai Hume's goal early in the second half ©John McVitty/INPHO

BLUES HIT SWIFTS FOR SIX

Leaders Linfield swept to a crushing 6-1 victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

The game got off a blistering start with three goals inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour. The visitors moved in front after just two minutes when Kirk Millar unleashed a superb curling finish into the top corner from the edge of the area.

However, the Swifts responded immediately and got back on level terms when Darragh McBrien burst through the middle to slip the ball past Chris Johns.

Linfield restored their advantage on ten minutes courtesy of Chris Shields terrific 25-yard drive which left Swifts keeper Michael Quinn helpless, with Jordan Stewart remarkably making it 3-1 just three minutes after that with a back post header from Jamie Mulgrew's right-sided cross.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the first half produced no further goals, but Linfield did extend their lead further still just 45 seconds after the interval when Matthew Clarke's corner was headed into the net at the far post by Trai Hume.

Linfield's fifth arrived in the 72nd minute after Michael Newberry met a Kyle McClean free-kick to send a downward header past Quinn.

Ahmed Salam completed the scoring deep into stoppage time when he got the final touch to another Clarke delivery.

Dungannon Swifts: Quinn, Coyle, McKendry, Knowles, Oisin Smyth, Campbell, Gallagher, McBrien, Devlin, Glenny, McGee subs Nelson (not used), McAleer (replaced Campbell 65), McCready (replaced Gallagher 65), Odhran Smyth (replaced Devlin 81), Francis (not used), Convie (replaced Knowles 65), O’Kane (replaced Glenny 81)

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Shields, Millar, Hume, Stewart, M. Clarke, Mulgrew, A. Clarke, Palmer subs Walsh (not used), McClean (replaced Shields 46), Fallon (replaced Palmer 71), Donnelly (replaced Stewart 75), Quinn (replaced Millar 58), Salam (replaced A. Clarke 75), Montgomery (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   1 - 6 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Ahmed Salam

    Unregistered Players

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Terry Devlin

    Glentoran

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Annagh United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Smyth

    Annagh United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oran O'Kane

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ahmed Salam

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • GOAL

    Michael Newberry

    Linfield

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Roscoe

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Ballinamallard United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    46'
  • GOAL

    Trai Hume

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    46'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    13'
  • GOAL

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    10'
  • GOAL

    Darragh McBrien

    Dungannon Swifts

    3'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    2'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Michael Quinn
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Luke McKendry
  • James Knowles 61' red substitution 65'
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Rhyss Campbell red substitution 65'
  • Ben Gallagher red substitution 65'
  • Darragh McBrien 3'
  • Terry Devlin red substitution 81'
  • Adam Glenny red substitution 81'
  • Ethan McGee

Substitutes

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Caolan McAleer green substitution 65'
  • Joe McCready green substitution 65'
  • Odhran Smyth green substitution 81'
  • James Convie green substitution 65'
  • Oran O'Kane green substitution 81'
  • Lewis Francis

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe 68'
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 58' 2'
  • Chris Shields red substitution 46' 10'
  • Jordan Stewart red substitution 75' 13'
  • Trai Hume 46'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Michael Newberry 72'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Andrew Clarke red substitution 75'
  • Cameron Palmer red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 46'
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 71'
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 75'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 58'
  • Ahmed Salam green substitution 75' 90+3'
  • Jack Montgomery
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