Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 12 August 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 1580

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Dungannon Swifts home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Kealan Dillon 45'
  •   Ben Gallagher 90'
  •   Chris McKee 42'
  •   Joel Cooper 52'
  •   Kirk Millar 83'
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Kealan Dillon and Jack Scott in action ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

LINFIELD EDGE PAST SWIFTS AT STANGMORE

Linfield kicked their campaign off with a win but were made work all the way by Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

Scoreless for most of the first half, the deadlock was finally broken on 42 minutes when Chris McKee ran onto a perfectly weighted Joel Cooper cross to nod past Declan Dunne.

The Swifts levelled just moments later, however, through Kealan Dillon courtesy of an excellent free-kick into the top corner from around 25 yards.

Linfield regained the advantage early in the second half after Cooper reacted quickest to the rebound after his initial effort had been saved.

Kirk Millar added a third seven minutes from time with a sweeping finish into the top corner from the edge of the box but Ben Gallagher pulled one back for the home side right at the end of normal time to set up a tense finish.

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, McGee, J. Scott, Curry, Marron, Hegarty, Dillon, S. Scott, Gallagher, Moore, Whiteside subs Morgan, Owens, Glenny, McGinty, Lusty, Harpur, Galvin

Linfield: Johns, Finlayson, Shields, Scott, Millar, McClean, Cooper, Hall, Clarke, McKee, Mulgrew subs Walsh, McBrien, Fitzpatrick, Robertson, McKay, Archer, McStravick

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   2 - 3 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Darragh McBrien

    Linfield

    90+6'
  •  Red Card

    Daniel Finlayson

    Unregistered Players

    90+3'
  • GOAL

    Ben Gallagher

    Unregistered Players

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darragh McBrien

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Robertson

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kealan Dillon

    Dungannon Swifts

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joseph Moore

    Ballymena United

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    84'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kealan Dillon

    Dungannon Swifts

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Hegarty

    Dungannon Swifts

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Owens

    Dungannon Swifts

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Whiteside

    Limavady United

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    47'
  • GOAL

    Kealan Dillon

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    42'
  • GOAL

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    42'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ethan McGee
  • John Scott 42' red substitution 69'
  • Dean Curry
  • Caolan Marron
  • Chris Hegarty 72'
  • Kealan Dillon 82' red substitution 86' 45'
  • Steven Scott 87'
  • Ben Gallagher 90'
  • Joseph Moore red substitution 86'
  • Andrew Whiteside red substitution 60'

Substitutes

  • Niall Morgan
  • Niall Owens green substitution 69'
  • Adam Glenny
  • Cahal McGinty green substitution 86'
  • Matthew Lusty green substitution 60'
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Tomas Galvin green substitution 86'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Daniel Finlayson 90+3'
  • Chris Shields
  • Jack Scott
  • Chris McKee red substitution 88' 42'
  • Joel Cooper 84' red substitution 88' 52'
  • Kyle McClean 63'
  • Kirk Millar 83'
  • Ben Hall
  • Matthew Clarke 47'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Darragh McBrien 90+6' green substitution 88'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 77'
  • John Robertson green substitution 88'
  • Ryan McKay
  • Joshua Archer
  • Liam McStravick
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