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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 18 November 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1377

Referee: Ben McMaster

Larne home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Paul O'Neill 51' 82'
  •   Ryan Mayse 44'
football
Mayowa Animasahun and Paul O'Neill tussle for possession ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

O'NEILL AT THE DOUBLE

Larne came from behind to defeat Dungannon Swifts at Inver Park and stretch their lead at the top to six points.

The Swifts might have raced into an early lead when, on four minutes, Rhyss Campbell sent a 20-yard drive against an upright.

The visitors went close again after Caolan Marron was unfortunate to see a header cleared off the line while, at the other end, Lee Bonis sent a free-kick just wide of the post.

Ryan Mayse then tested keeper Jack McIntyre with a half-volley before play switched for Ben Doherty to fire over from distance.

Larne enjoyed a number of chances after that. Paul O'Neill sent a glancing header just wide of the far post with Millar seeing an effort touched onto the top of the crossbar by Declan Dunne.

But the deadlock was broken just a minute from the break when Mayse spotted McIntyre had come off his line and, from just outside the centre circle, dispatched a 40-yard drive into the net.

However Larne levelled just six minutes into the second half when O'Neill was alert enough to pounce on the loose ball from a Millar effort and knock home the rebound.

O'Neill might have edged Larne in front around the hour mark only to fire straight at Dunne after receiving the ball from Mark Randall.

But he went one better with what proved to be the winner on 82 minutes after good work from Ben Doherty down the left saw a cross delivered for O'Neill to tuck away from close range.

And Larne might have had a third late on but Dunne was alert to make a great save to thwart Ben Doherty at the near post.

Larne: McIntyre, Want, Randall, O'Neill, Bonis, Doherty, Donnelly, Gordon, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove subs Ferguson (not used), Kelly (not used), Sule (replaced Randall 87), Kearns (not used), Scott (not used), Hughes (not used), Sloan (not used)

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Scott, Marron, Knowles, Mayse, McCready, O'Connor, Campbell, Barr, McGee, Animasahun subs Groogan (not used), Breen (not used), Gallagher (replaced McCready 88), McGinty (replaced McGee 57), Walsh (replaced Scott 88), Cushnie (replaced Mayse 88), Bruna (replaced Barr 88)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerardo Bruna

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    85'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    52'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    44'

Larne

  • Jack McIntyre
  • Shaun Want
  • Mark Randall red substitution 87'
  • Paul O'Neill 85' 51' 82'
  • Lee Bonis 66'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Shea Gordon
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Graham Kelly
  • Fuad Sule green substitution 87'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Andy Scott
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dylan Sloan

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • John Scott 45' red substitution 88'
  • Caolan Marron
  • James Knowles
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 88' 44'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 88'
  • Michael O'Connor 52'
  • Rhyss Campbell 68'
  • Brendan Barr red substitution 88'
  • Ethan McGee red substitution 57'
  • Mayowa Animasahun

Substitutes

  • Adam Groogan
  • Garry Breen
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 88'
  • Cahal McGinty green substitution 57'
  • Marc Walsh green substitution 88'
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 88'
  • Gerardo Bruna green substitution 88'
© Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

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