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Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 28 March 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 2221

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glentoran home-team
6 FT 2
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Shay McCartan 2' 53'
  •   Jay Donnelly 37' 60' (pen)
  •   Conor McMenamin 40'
  •   Jordan Jenkins 84'
  •   Emmett McGuckin 90'
  •   Lloyd Anderson 45'
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Glentoran celebrate ©Inpho

GLENS HIT CARRICK FOR SIX TO MAINTAIN TITLE HOPES

Glentoran stormed to a comfortable six goal victory over struggling Carrick Rangers in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday evening.

It was the home side that burst out of the traps with the first goal in under two minutes, as Jay Donnelly forged a path down the right channel before pulling the ball back for Shay McCartan to open the scoring.

It was a first half in which Glentoran dominated, and the lead was eventually doubled on 38 minutes when the Premiership’s top goalscorer Jay Donnelly placed a superb finish past Hogg with the outside of his boot.

Three minutes later Carrick were in real trouble as they conceded a third goal through Conor McMenamin.

Against the run of play and with time running out in the first period, Carrick Rangers hit the East Belfast men on the counter-attack with the lively Lloyd Anderson latching onto a long ball and evading the Glentoran defence to finish into the top corner to reduce the deficit.

Glentoran were in determined form and Shay McCartan popped up with his second and the Glens’ fourth of the evening on 55 minutes.

Four minutes later Glentoran were awarded a penalty after Sean Murray was upended in the penalty area, Jay Donnelly stepped up to coolly slot home for 5-1.

A raft of substitutions may have halted the flow of the game, but one of those replacements added the sixth for the home side as Jordan Jenkins showed great control and composure to poke the ball past Aaron Hogg to compound the visitors misery.

There was some scant consolation for the East Antrim side, as Emmett McGuckan capitalised on some uncharacteristic miscommunication from the Glentoran defence and launched a loose ball into a virtually empty net from 25 yards with a minute remaining.

Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, McCartan, Marshall, J. Donnelly, Murray, McClean, Marron, McMenamin, Powers, Plum subs Burns (replaced Kane 77), R. Donnelly (replaced McMenamin 54), O’Connor (replaced Murray 67), Crowe (not used), Jenkins (replaced J. Donnelly 77), Glendinning (not used), Cole (replaced Marron 57)

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Surgenor, Cushley, McMullan, McGuckan, Kalla, Nixon, Glendinning, Hoy, Carson, Anderosn subs Skeet (not used), Forsythe (replaced Nixon 62), Gawne (replaced Carson 62), Quinn (not used), Chambers (replaced McMullan 65), Waite (replaced Cushley 71), McKiernan (replaced Kalla 71)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   6 - 2 Carrick Rangers
  • GOAL

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Jenkins

    Portadown

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Portadown

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Kalla

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Waite

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter McKiernan

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Murray

    Glentoran

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Corey McMullan

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Chambers

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Carson

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Marron

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Cole

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Corey McMullan

    Unregistered Players

    45'
  • GOAL

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    45'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    40'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Bailey Hoy

    Carrick Rangers

    26'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    2'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Marcus Kane red substitution 77'
  • Shay McCartan 2' 53'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 77' 37' 60'
  • Sean Murray red substitution 67'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron red substitution 57'
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 57' 40'
  • Dillon Powers
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Bobby Burns green substitution 77'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 57'
  • Michael O'Connor green substitution 67'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 77' 84'
  • Ross Glendinning
  • Darren Cole green substitution 57'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • David Cushley red substitution 71'
  • Corey McMullan 45' red substitution 65'
  • Emmett McGuckin 90'
  • Ronan Kalla red substitution 71'
  • Stewart Nixon red substitution 62'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Bailey Hoy 26'
  • Matthew Carson red substitution 62'
  • Lloyd Anderson 45'

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Kurtis Forsythe green substitution 62'
  • Alex Gawne green substitution 62'
  • Conor Quinn
  • Jack Chambers green substitution 65'
  • Paul Waite green substitution 71'
  • Peter McKiernan green substitution 71'
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