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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 19 March 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 1814

Referee: Chris Morrison

Linfield home-team
5 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Eetu Vertainen 12' 29' 68' 72'
  •   Chris McKee 35'
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Eetu Vertainen with the match ball after scoring four goals ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

EETU RAMPANT AS BLUES MARCH ON

Leaders Linfield remain top of the table following a crushing defeat of Dungannon Swifts at Windsor thanks to four goals from Finnish striker Eetu Vertainen.

The 22-year-old opened the scoring after 12 minutes after he was played through by Chris McKee to take the ball past Bilel Mohsni and beyond Dwayne Nelson into the bottom corner.

He then made it 2-0 just before the half-hour mark when, after coming in from the right, he fired an effort below Nelson from an acute angle.

Vertainen turned provider on 35 minutes to tee up McKee to get his own name on the scoresheet from close range after taking the ball past the Swifts keeper.

After a lull early in the second half the scoring resumed with Vertainen's hat-trick goal on 68 minutes, a clinical finish after being put through by Jordan Stewart.

And then, just four minutes after that, he bagged another at the near post after Kirk Millar had provided a low cross from the right.

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Vertainen, Hall, McKee, Fallon, Salam, Evans subs Walsh (not used), Stewart (replaced Salam 64), McClean (replaced Fallon 55), Devine (replaced McKee 64), Donnelly (replaced Vertainen 75), Quinn (not used), Hastie (replaced Evans 64)

Dungannon Swifts: Nelson, Glynn, Knowles, McCready, Campbell, C. McGinty, S. McGinty, Devlin, McGee, Mohsni, Walsh subs Coyle (not used), King (not used), Mayse (replaced Glynn 63), Gallagher (replaced Walsh 63), Glenny (replaced S. McGinty 63), Conway (replaced Knowles 83), Friel (replaced McCready 63)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   5 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Dungannon Swifts

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    75'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    72'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ahmed Salam

    Linfield

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kieron Evans

    Linfield

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake Hastie

    Linfield

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Glynn

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    55'
  • GOAL

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    35'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    29'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    12'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar
  • Eetu Vertainen red substitution 75' 12' 29' 68' 72'
  • Ben Hall
  • Chris McKee red substitution 64' 35'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 55'
  • Ahmed Salam red substitution 64'
  • Kieron Evans red substitution 64'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 64'
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 55'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 64'
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 75'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Jake Hastie green substitution 64'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Michael Glynn red substitution 63'
  • James Knowles red substitution 83'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 63'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Shane McGinty red substitution 63'
  • Terry Devlin
  • Ethan McGee
  • Bilel Mohsni
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 63'

Substitutes

  • Caolin Coyle
  • Dylan King
  • Ryan Mayse green substitution 63'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 63'
  • Adam Glenny green substitution 63'
  • Shea Conway green substitution 83'
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 63'
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