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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 22 October 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 2734

Linfield home-team
2 FT 4
away-team Larne
  •   Cameron Palmer 42'
  •   Ethan Devine 85'
  •   Ben Doherty 4' (pen)
  •   Paul O'Neill 7'
  •   Lee Bonis 60'
  •   Leroy Millar 70'
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Tomas Cosgrove congratulates Ben Doherty on opening the scoring ©Brian Litttle/INPHO

EMPHATIC LARNE SIGNAL TITLE INTENT

Larne laid down a huge marker of intent in the title race with a 4-2 win over champions Linfield at Windsor Park.

Tiernan Lynch's side raced into an early lead when, on four minutes, Ben Doherty converted from the spot after Kirk Millar had conceded the penalty following a foul on Lee Bonis.

Remarkably, Larne doubled their advantage just three minutes after that when Bonis laid the ball across the area for Paul O'Neill to fire home from 12 yards.

Linfield pulled a goal back three minutes from the break through Cameron Palmer who connected with Millar's ball from the right to guide a first time effort past Rohan Ferguson.

Spurred on by this, the Blues might have levelled early in the second half but Joel Cooper's strike from outside the box could only hit the crossbar.

But Larne restored their two goal cushion on the hour after Jeff Hughes whipped in a cross from the left for Bonis to knock home at the back post.

Then, ten minutes after that, Leroy Millar made sure of the points from close range after Doherty had crossed low into the box.

Ethan Devine reduced the deficit with a free-kick from just outside the box late on but it was little more than a consolation for David Healy's men.

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

Larne: Ferguson, Want, Sule, Randall, O’Neill, Bonis, Doherty, Donnelly, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove subs McIntyre (not used), Kelly (not used), Kearns (not used), Scott (replaced Want 80), Hutchison (replaced Randall 90), Hughes (replaced Donnelly 21), Sloan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   2 - 4 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Hutchison

    Larne

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jimmy Callacher

    Linfield

    86'
  • GOAL

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shaun Want

    Larne

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    80'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    68'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shaun Want

    Larne

    51'
  • GOAL

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    42'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    21'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    21'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    7'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    4'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher 86'
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 68'
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 68'
  • Joel Cooper 54'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Eetu Vertainen red substitution 68'
  • Cameron Palmer 42'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Chris McKee
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 68' 85'
  • Jamie Mulgrew green substitution 68'
  • Conor Pepper
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 68'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Shaun Want 51' red substitution 80'
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall red substitution 90'
  • Ben Doherty 4'
  • Paul O'Neill 7'
  • Aaron Donnelly red substitution 21'
  • Lee Bonis 60'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar 70'
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Jack McIntyre
  • Graham Kelly
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Andy Scott green substitution 80'
  • Max Hutchison green substitution 90'
  • Jeff Hughes green substitution 21'
  • Dylan Sloan
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