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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 14 October 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 2217

Referee: Steven Gregg

Larne home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Paul O'Neill 35'
  •   Lee Bonis 70' 72' 76'
football
Lee Bonis celebrates his hat-trick ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

BONIS BAGS A QUICK FIRE HAT-TRICK AS LARNE HIT FOUR

Lee Bonis bagged a second half hat-trick as leaders Larne swept to a convincing four-goal victory over Cliftonville at Inver Park.

Paul O'Neill crafted the first effort of the evening with a half volley from just outside the area after meeting an Aaron Donnelly cross while, not long after that, O'Neill then connected with a Tomas Cosgrove cross but again couldn't find the target.

Larne continued to look the more likely to find a way through with Bonis sending an effort narrowly past an upright, followed by a Ben Doherty attempt which went just the other side of the top corner.

It was perhaps no surprise, then, that Larne did find a way through on 35 minutes when O'Neill was rewarded for his earlier efforts after knocking home the loose ball from a Leroy Millar drive against the crossbar.

Tiernan Lynch's side might have doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time when only a last ditch block from Jonny Addis denied Millar.

Cliftonville were reduced to ten men five minutes into the second half when Sean Moore was shown a straight red card by referee Steven Gregg following a challenge on Donnelly.

It took the home side 20 minutes to make the most of the extra man but when they did they did in clinical fashion with a superb Bonis hat-trick inside six minutes.

He made it 2-0 on 70 minutes after slotting past Nathan Gartside from O'Neill's pass, then bagged his second of the evening when he turned home the rebound after the Cliftonville keeper had saved his initial effort.

Then, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, Bonis claimed the match ball when again he pounced on the loose ball after O'Neill had a shot pushed out by Gartside.

Larne: Ferguson, Want, Sule, Randall, O'Neill, Bonis, Doherty, Donnelly, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove subs McIntyre (not used), Kelly (replaced Doherty 77), Kearns (replaced O'Neill 77), Scott (replaced Randall 77), Hutchison (not used), Hughes (not used), Lusty (replaced Bonis 81)

Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Doherty, Turker, Ronan Hale, Moore subs Talley (not used), C. Curran (replaced Rory Hale 46), Robinson (not used), Gormley (replaced McDonagh 64), Storey (not used), Casey (replaced Gallagher 46), Coates (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   4 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Newry City

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Coleraine

    77'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    76'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Gartside

    Cliftonville

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    64'
  •  Red Card

    Sean Moore

    Cliftonville

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    37'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    18'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Shaun Want
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall red substitution 77'
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 77' 35'
  • Lee Bonis red substitution 81' 70' 72' 76'
  • Ben Doherty 69' red substitution 77'
  • Aaron Donnelly 18'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Jack McIntyre
  • Graham Kelly green substitution 77'
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 77'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 77'
  • Max Hutchison
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Matthew Lusty green substitution 81'

Cliftonville

  • Nathan Gartside 71'
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 46'
  • Rory Hale 37' red substitution 46'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 64'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Luke Turner
  • Ronan Hale
  • Sean Moore 50'

Substitutes

  • Fynn Talley
  • Chris Curran green substitution 46'
  • Jamie Robinson
  • Joe Gormley 71' green substitution 64'
  • Gerard Storey
  • Odhran Casey 65' green substitution 46'
  • Colin Coates

Larne

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