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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 29 January 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 2486

Referee: Ian McNabb

Glentoran home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Robbie McDaid 39'
football

McDAID FIRES GLENS INTO POLE POSITION

Glentoran moved to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership thanks to a one-goal defeat of basement boys Warrenpoint Town at the BetMcLean Oval.

The first effort of note came with just over ten minutes on the clock when Jay Donnelly found himself through on goal but was thwarted by teenage 'Point keeper Stephen McMullan.

The Glens continued to press with Bobby Burns finding Donnelly with a left-sided cross before Donnelly turned provider to tee up Robbie McDaid to test McMullan with a volley from the edge of the area.

However, McDaid wasn't to be denied six minutes before half-time when, from a Hrvoje Plum free-kick from the right, he rose highest to send a downward header past McMullan into the bottom corner.

And the Glens almost doubled their advantage moments from the break when Sean Murray unleashed a right-foot from drive from outside the area only for McMullan to produce a superb stop to keep the ball nestling in the top corner.

Glentoran came close to making it 2-0 again around the hour after Rhys Marshall broke free of his marker at the far post but could only fire into the side netting.

Only trailing by that one goal, Warrenpoint began to increase in confidence as the second half progressed and searched for the equaliser, albeit only through a series of corners and half chances which never really troubled the home defence.

Glentoran: McCarey, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, Murray, McClean, Clucas, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs Kane (replaced Murray 71), McCartan (replaced J. Donnelly 71), R. Donnelly (replaced McMenamin 71), O’Connor (not used), Smith (not used), Cushnie (not used), Glendinning (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: McMullan, Ball, Hand, Dillon, McCaffrey, Gallagher, Wade Slater, Moorhouse, McKenna, Byrne, R. O’Sullivan subs Coleman (not used), Peers (not used), A. O’Sullivan (replaced Wade Slater 80), Leddy (not used), Shotayo (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   1 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wade-Slater

    Warrenpoint Town

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Murray

    Glentoran

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Byrne

    Warrenpoint Town

    70'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    39'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 71'
  • Robbie McDaid 39'
  • Sean Murray red substitution 71'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Caolan Marron
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 71'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Marcus Kane green substitution 71'
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 71'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 71'
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Malachy Smith
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Ross Glendinning

Warrenpoint Town

  • Stephen McMullan
  • Steven Ball
  • Dylan Hand
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Luke Wade-Slater red substitution 80'
  • Gregory Moorhouse
  • Daniel McKenna
  • Daniel Byrne 70'
  • Ray O'Sullivan

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman
  • Gavin Peers
  • Alan O'Sullivan green substitution 80'
  • Jonathan Leddy
  • Dauda Shotayo
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