Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 14 January 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 1655

Referee: Tony Clarke

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 6
away-team Linfield
  •   Conor McCloskey 19'
  •   Andrew Clarke 6'
  •   Sam Roscoe 52'
  •   Eetu Vertainen 57'
  •   Chris Shields 64' (pen) 79' (pen)
  •   Max Haygarth 82'
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Max Haygarth is congratulated after scoring on his Linfield debut ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

BLUES HIT GLENAVON FOR SIX

A storming second half performance saw Linfield thump Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Despite the eventual outcome the sides went in at the break having bagged a goal each in the first half.

Andrew Clarke opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute with a sweeping finish into the bottom corner after a set piece into the area wasn't cleared.

Glenavon levelled after 19 minutes. Conor Kerr crossed a ball into the box, followed by Conor McCloskey who then controlled it and send a well executed volley past Chris Johns into the net.

Sam Roscoe restored Linfield's lead seven minutes into the second half when he pounced on the loose ball from a corner to turn the ball home from close range before, five minutes after that, Eetu Vertainen added a third got enough of a touch to Clarke's low cross to divert the ball beyond Rory Brown.

It was 4-1 on 64 minutes courtesy of a Chris Shields spot-kick awarded after Daniel Finlayson had been brought down by Danny Wallace ... and Shields struck again with his second penalty of the game a quarter-of-an-hour later after another Clarke cross had been handled in the area.

New signing Max Haygarth then completed the scoring eight minutes from time with a low, curling finish into the bottom left corner.

Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Birney, Fitzpatrick, Campbell, Baird, McCloskey, Prendergast, Wallace, Rogers, Garrett subs A. Doyle, Snoddy, Doran, Malone, Ward, Burns, Bradley

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Shields, McClean, Cooper, M. Clarke, Finlayson, Mulgrew, Vertainen, A. Clarke subs Walsh, Stewart, McKee, Devine, Haygarth, Pepper, Palmer

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 6 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    83'
  • GOAL

    Max Haygarth

    Departed Players

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Departed Players

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Haygarth

    Departed Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Isaac Baird

    Glenavon

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Departed Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Rogers

    Annagh United

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Doran

    Glenavon

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Ward

    Departed Players

    79'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Crusaders

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Prendergast

    Glenavon

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Bangor

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Departed Players

    65'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    64'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    57'
  • GOAL

    Sam Roscoe

    Linfield

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danny Wallace

    Glenavon

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    29'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Departed Players

    19'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Clarke

    Departed Players

    6'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Conor Kerr
  • Calum Birney
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Peter Campbell 29'
  • Isaac Baird red substitution 79'
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 79' 19'
  • Aaron Prendergast red substitution 65'
  • Danny Wallace 44'
  • Aaron Rogers red substitution 79'
  • Robert Garrett red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Andrew Doyle
  • Matthew Snoddy green substitution 65'
  • Jamie Doran green substitution 79'
  • Jack Malone green substitution 79'
  • Sean Ward green substitution 79'
  • Patrick Burns (1)
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 65'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Andrew Clarke red substitution 80' 6'
  • Sam Roscoe 52'
  • Michael Newberry
  • Kyle McClean
  • Joel Cooper 45' red substitution 68'
  • Eetu Vertainen red substitution 68' 57'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Chris Shields red substitution 83' 64' 79'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 80'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 68'
  • Chris McKee green substitution 68'
  • Max Haygarth green substitution 80' 82'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 83'
  • Conor Pepper
  • Cameron Palmer green substitution 80'
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