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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 18 February 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 2247

Referee: Tony Clarke

Larne home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Lee Bonis 47'
  •   Lee Lynch 86'
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly 72'
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Larne celebrate Lee Lynch's late winner ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

LARNE EDGE PAST GLENS AT INVER

Larne moved back into fourth spot in the Danske Bank Premiership with victory over leaders Glentoran in challenging conditions at Inver Park.

Getting off to a brisk start, both sides had their moments of opportunity during the opening exchanges.

Seanan Clucas created the first effort of the night with just over five minutes on the clock with a well struck shot straight at Conor Devlin while, for Larne, David McDaid whipped in a dangerous cross that needed to be cleared by the visiting defence.

The best chance of the game so far came just after the half-hour mark when Conor McMenamin found Marcus Kane on the edge of the box, but his subsequent right-foot effort was comfortably gathered by Devlin.

However, Larne came even closer just before the break after John Herron broke to find Ben Doherty on the left who, in turn, delivered a superb cross to Lee Bonis but he could only direct his close range header against the crossbar.

But Bonis redeemed himself in the first minute of the second half when, from another Doherty cross, he beat Patrick McClean to the ball to force the opener over the line from close range.

Larne almost doubled their advantage soon after with Mark Randall's 20-yard drive which sailed narrowly over before, not long after that, Jeff Hughes had a go from the edge of the area only for the ball to strike the top of the bar as Randall couldn't quite convert the rebound.

Glentoran levelled on 72 minutes through RuaidhrĂ­ Donnelly who flicked a header into the far corner after McMenamin had found him from a quickly taken free-kick.

Remarkably Larne hit the woodwork for a third time with less than ten minutes remaining after Herron had been teed up by Doherty on the edge of the area but his left-foot shot curled onto the crossbar.

Larne's winner came with four minutes remaining in stunning fashion after Andy Scott found Lee Lynch on the edge of the box to which the substitute responded with a blistering strike beyond Aaron McCarey into the top corner.

And the home side didn't rest on their laurels either as Scott was denied by the seemingly inspired McCarey no fewer than three times in the time that was remaining looking for the goal that would have well and truly killed the game off.

Larne: Devlin, Balmer, Watson, Sule, Herron, Randall, McDaid, Doherty, Bolger, Bonis, Hughes subs Ferguson (not used), Kelly (not used), Nasseri (not used), Hale (replaced Doherty 87), Scott (replaced McDaid 69), Lynch (replaced Randall 69), Jarvis (not used)

Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, Murray, McClean, Clucas, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs Garrett (replaced Marshall 68), Burns (replaced Kane 38), McCartan (replaced Murray 53), R. Donnelly (replaced McDaid 53), O'Connor (replaced J. Donnelly 53), Cushnie (not used), Glendinning (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 1 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • GOAL

    Lee Lynch

    Coleraine

    86'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Coleraine

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kofi Balmer

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Murray

    Glentoran

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    53'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    47'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    38'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    38'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Kofi Balmer 60'
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule
  • John Herron
  • Mark Randall red substitution 69'
  • David McDaid red substitution 69'
  • Ben Doherty red substitution 87'
  • Cian Bolger 55'
  • Lee Bonis 47'
  • Jeff Hughes

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Graham Kelly
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Ronan Hale green substitution 87'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 69'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 69' 86'
  • Dean Jarvis

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Marcus Kane red substitution 38'
  • Rhys Marshall red substitution 68'
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 53'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 53'
  • Sean Murray red substitution 53'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Caolan Marron
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • William Garrett green substitution 68'
  • Bobby Burns green substitution 38'
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 53'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 53' 72'
  • Michael O'Connor green substitution 53'
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Ross Glendinning
© Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

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