Match Centre

Premiership
Sunday 21 August 2022 (kick off: 2.00 PM)

Venue: Newry Showgrounds

Attendance: 2029

Referee: Ian McNabb

Newry City home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Lorcan Forde 35'
  •   Eetu Vertainen 16' 28'
  •   Andrew Clarke 78'
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EETU AT THE DOUBLE FOR LINFIELD

Two goals from Eetu Vertainen helped Linfield secure a 3-1 victory over Newry City at The Showgrounds.

The former Finland U21 international opened the scoring for the visitors after 16 minutes when he got on the end of a Joel Cooper cross to beat keeper Steven Maguire from close range.

He struck again just before the half-hour mark when, following a break from a Daniel Hughes effort at the other end, he fired into the bottom corner with low drive from around 20 yards from goal.

However Newry responded positively and duly pulled a goal back ten minutes from the interval courtesy of a bullet header from Lorcan Forde after a corner had been sent over from the right.

The home side might have levelled after that when a Hughes' effort almost ricocheted into the net while, after the break, Hughes and James Teelan provided a constant threat as Darren Mullen's looked to find a way back into the game.

But Linfield made sure of the points with 12 minutes remaining through substitute Andrew Clarke who met a Joel Cooper ball to the near post to control it and turn it past Maguire.

Newry City: Maguire, King, N. Healy, McGivern, Hughes, Lockhart, Teelan, McGovern, Moan, Forde, Montgomery subs Brady (not used), Carville (replaced Forde 68), Martin (not used), B. Healy (replaced McGovern 78), Donnelly (replaced Lockhart 68), Scullion (replaced Montgomery 87), Clarke (replaced Hughes 78)

Linfield: Johns, Newberry, Millar, Cooper, M. Clarke, McKee, Devine, Mulgrew, Vertainen, Pepper, Palmer subs Walsh (not used), Roscoe (not used), Shields (replaced McKee 68), McClean (replaced Mulgrew 82), McDaid (replaced Palmer 68), Finlayson (replaced Devine 77), A. Clarke (replaced Vertainen 68)

  • FULL TIME
    Newry City   1 - 3 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Montgomery

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Scullion

    Newry City

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGovern

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brian Healy

    Newry City

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Finlayson

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Annagh United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Donnelly

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Eetu Vertainen

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Noel Healy

    Newry City

    48'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Cliftonville

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Darren King

    Unregistered Players

    37'
  • GOAL

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    35'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Unregistered Players

    28'
  •  Yellow Card

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    22'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Unregistered Players

    16'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • Darren King 37'
  • Noel Healy 48'
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Daniel Hughes red substitution 78'
  • Thomas Lockhart 22' red substitution 68'
  • James Teelan
  • John McGovern red substitution 78'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Lorcan Forde 61' red substitution 68' 35'
  • Dale Montgomery red substitution 87'

Substitutes

  • Niall Brady
  • Declan Carville green substitution 68'
  • Andrew Martin
  • Brian Healy green substitution 78'
  • Philip Donnelly green substitution 68'
  • Donal Scullion green substitution 87'
  • Jamie Clarke green substitution 78'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Michael Newberry
  • Kirk Millar
  • Joel Cooper
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Chris McKee 64' red substitution 68'
  • Ethan Devine red substitution 77'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 82'
  • Eetu Vertainen 57' red substitution 68' 16' 28'
  • Conor Pepper 45'
  • Cameron Palmer red substitution 68'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Chris Shields green substitution 68'
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 82'
  • Robbie McDaid green substitution 68'
  • Daniel Finlayson green substitution 77'
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 68' 78'

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