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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 8 March 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1597

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Larne home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Lee Bonis 3'
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 90+3'
football
Matthew Fitzpatrick is mobbed after his stoppage time equaliser ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

POINTS SHARED AFTER DRAMATIC INVER FINALE

A dramatic finish at Inver Park saw Glenavon grab a last gasp equaliser away to Larne.

The home side needed just three minutes to seize the advantage when Lee Bonis continued his recent good form with a finish from just outside the box after Graham Kelly's initial effort was deflected into his path.

Larne continued to press in search of a second goal and almost grabbed it just short of the half-hour mark when Glenavon keeper James Taylor was forced to rush off his line to deny Lee Lynch from point blank range.

Then, towards the end of the first half, Ronan Hale had a go with a powerful effort from the edge of the box but Taylor did well to hold the ball.

Gary Hamilton's side came close to grabbing an equaliser on the hour but Calum Birney could only head just wide at the back post from Michael O'Connor's corner.

Larne might have doubled their advantage with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go when great work by Navid Nasseri produced a cross for Bonis but the on fire striker failed to bag his second of the evening with a header over the top despite being well placed.

Bonis then turned provider on 90 minutes with a cross from the left for John Herron saw Taylor made another point blank save. And Larne had another chance after that when, on the break, Ben Doherty struck an upright.

However, there was still time for that heart stopping leveller when Rhys Campbell sent over an inswinging corner for Matthew Fitzpatrick to nod home at the second attempt!

Larne: Devlin, Balmer, Kelly, Sule, Herron, Nasseri, Hale, Lynch, Bolger, Bonis, Hughes subs Ferguson (not used), Watson (not used), Randall (replaced Hale 72), Doherty (replaced Lynch 72), Scott (replaced Nasseri 72), Mitchell (not used), Curran (not used)

Glenavon: Taylor, Birney, Haughey, A. Doyle, Waterworth, O’Connor, Campbell, McCloskey, Fitzpatrick, Wallace, Singleton subs Hall (replaced O’Connor 85), Scannell (not used), O’Mahony (replaced Waterworth 72), J. Doyle (replaced A. Doyle 77), Lynch (not used), Norton (not used), Prendergast (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 1 Glenavon
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    72'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    3'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Graham Kelly
  • Fuad Sule
  • John Herron
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 72'
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 72'
  • Lee Lynch red substitution 72'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Lee Bonis 3'
  • Jeff Hughes

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Albert Watson
  • Mark Randall green substitution 72'
  • Ben Doherty green substitution 72'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 72'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Conall Curran

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Calum Birney
  • Mark Haughey
  • Andrew Doyle red substitution 77'
  • Andrew Waterworth red substitution 72'
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 85'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 90+3'
  • Danny Wallace
  • James Singleton

Substitutes

  • Andy Hall green substitution 85'
  • Conor Scannell
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 72'
  • Josh Doyle green substitution 77'
  • Harry Lynch
  • Harry Norton
  • Aaron Prendergast
© Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

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