Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday 12 April 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 4601

Referee: Tony Clarke

Linfield home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Sam Roscoe 40'
  •   Bobby Burns 90+1'
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Chris McKee and Luke McCullough in action ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

LATE LEVELLER SCUPPERS BLUES HOPES

Linfield's hopes of retaining the league title are hanging by a thread after sharing the spoils with Glentoran at Windsor Park.

David Healy's side trail leaders Larne by nine points with three games remaining, with Larne needing just a draw before the end of the season to secure the championship for the first time in their history.

The sides traded half chances during the opening exchanges with Chris McKee doing his best to test Aaron McCarey from a Kirk Millar cross while Hrvoje Plum had a go from a 25-yard free-kick.

But it was a largely quiet opening period until, five minutes from the break, Sam Roscoe edged the Blues in front with a near post header from Matthew Clarke's inswinging corner from right.

Jimmy Callacher tried to double Linfield's lead early in the second half but his header from another Millar delivery was easily gathered by McCarey.

Glentoran posed the bigger threat as the game progressed with Conor McMenamin heading over from a Bobby Burns cross while he later released Terry Devlin down the right but keeper Chris Johns did well to save at the near post.

However the Glens finally carved out the equaliser in stoppage time. Substitute RuaidhrĂ­ Donnelly managed to nod the ball into the path of Burns who, in turn, stuck out a leg to divert the ball past Johns.

Then, moments after that, Devlin almost bagged the winner for the Glens when he rose highest to connect with a high ball but just failed to direct his header on target.

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Cooper, M. Clarke, McKee, Finlayson, Fallon, Mulgrew subs Walsh, McClean, Devine, Vertainen, Lafferty, Quinn, Palmer

Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Burns, Marshall, Singleton, Devlin, Murphy, McMenamin, Plum, McGinn, Uzokwe subs Webber, McCartan, R. Donnelly, Crowe, Purkis, Wightman, Walsh

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   1 - 1 Glentoran
  • GOAL

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Glenavon

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle Lafferty

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Harry Murphy

    Glentoran

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall McGinn

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Newington

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Wightman

    Glentoran

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Lafferty

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • GOAL

    Sam Roscoe

    Unregistered Players

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    Hrvoje Plum

    Unregistered Players

    18'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe 40'
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar 75'
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 89'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Chris McKee red substitution 75'
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 75'
  • Jamie Mulgrew 29'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Kyle McClean green substitution 75'
  • Ethan Devine
  • Eetu Vertainen
  • Kyle Lafferty 85' green substitution 75'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 89'
  • Cameron Palmer

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Luke McCullough
  • Bobby Burns 90+1'
  • Rhys Marshall 80'
  • James Singleton
  • Terry Devlin
  • Harry Murphy red substitution 85'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Hrvoje Plum 18' red substitution 75'
  • Niall McGinn red substitution 85'
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • Oliver Webber
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 75'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 85'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Daniel Gibson green substitution 71'
  • Aaron Wightman green substitution 85'
  • Rhys Walsh

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Glentoran

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