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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 August 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 586

Referee: Andrew Davey

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Larne
  •   Micheal Glynn 40'
  •   Paul O'Neill 34'
  •   Ben Doherty 90+7p'
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Micheal Glynn and Tomas Cosgrove tussle for the ball ©Alan Weir/Pacemaker Press

LARNE BAG LATE WINNER AGAINST NINE MEN LURGAN BLUES

A late, late spot-kick was the difference as Larne defeated nine-man Glenavon in a dramatic encounter at Mourneview Park.

Scoreless after half-an-hour, the sides traded goals after that to go in at the break one apiece.

The deadlock was broken on 34 minutes when Larne somewhat deservedly edged into the lead when summer arrival Paul O'Neill did well to roll the ball into the net from an acute angle on the edge of the area after receiving a pass down the right.

But Glenavon levelled just six minutes after that through Micheal Glynn when he was quickest to react after the ball had fallen loose from Matthew Fitzpatrick's thunderous strike that keeper Rohan Ferguson had managed to keep out.

Both sides came out strongly after the break although neither were able to seize the advantage.

The balance was perhaps tipped in Larne's favour just after the hour, however, when Glenavon's Calum Birney was shown a straight red card for a foul on Lee Bonis. And, as with last week, Gary Hamilton's side were reduced to nine men just 12 minutes later after Jack Malone was dismissed for a challenge on O'Neill.

O'Neill might have rubbed salt into Glenavon's wounds after that with a header onto the crossbar but, seven minutes into stoppage time and with the last kick of the game, Ben Doherty bagged Larne's winner with a penalty awarded for handball just inside the area.

Glenavon: Brown, Glynn, Birney, Haughey, Fitzpatrick, Campbell, Wallace, Doyle, Garrett, Malone, Ward subs Kerr (not used), Snoddy (replaced Glynn 81), Baird (replaced Doyle 70), McCloskey (replaced Garrett 70), Scannell (not used), Prendergast (not used), Doran (not used)

Larne: Ferguson, Watson, Sule, Randall, O’Neill, Bonis, Doherty, Donnelly, Millar, Cosgrove, Hughes subs McIntyre (not used), Kelly (not used), Kearns (replaced Sule 81), Gordon (not used), Bolger (replaced Donnelly 68), Sloan (not used), Lusty (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 2 Larne
  • GOAL

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    90+7p'
  •  Yellow Card

    Micheal Glynn

    Glenavon

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Micheal Glynn

    Glenavon

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    81'
  •  Red Card

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Isaac Baird

    Glenavon

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    68'
  •  Red Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    65'
  • GOAL

    Micheal Glynn

    Glenavon

    40'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    30'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Micheal Glynn 81' red substitution 81' 40'
  • Calum Birney 65'
  • Mark Haughey
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Peter Campbell 30'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Josh Doyle red substitution 70'
  • Robert Garrett red substitution 70'
  • Jack Malone 77'
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Conor Kerr
  • Matthew Snoddy green substitution 81'
  • Isaac Baird green substitution 70'
  • Conor McCloskey green substitution 70'
  • Conor Scannell
  • Aaron Prendergast
  • Jamie Doran

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule red substitution 81'
  • Mark Randall
  • Paul O'Neill 34'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Ben Doherty 90+7p'
  • Aaron Donnelly red substitution 68'
  • Leroy Millar
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes

Substitutes

  • Jack McIntyre
  • Graham Kelly
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 81'
  • Shea Gordon
  • Cian Bolger green substitution 68'
  • Dylan Sloan
  • Matthew Lusty
© Alan Weir/Pacemaker Press

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