Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 15 September 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 2734

Referee: Ben McMaster

Larne home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Linfield
  •   Paul O'Neill 9'
  •   Andy Ryan 64'
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Andy Ryan celebrates doubling Larne's lead ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

LARNE TOO STRONG FOR BLUES

A goal in each half saw Larne get the better of Linfield in a huge Friday night clash at Inver Park.

Larne started brightly with Craig Farquhar and Andy Ryan having early efforts on goal before, on nine minutes, Paul O'Neill broke the deadlock with a strong finish past Chris Johns from close range after connecting with Tomas Cosgrove's perfectly delivered cross from the right.

Tiernan Lynch's side continued to press with Ryan attempting to tee up O'Neill again, before Dylan Sloan fired only inches wide after Leroy Millar had laid the ball off.

But Linfield began to settle and might have levelled only for Rohan Ferguson to deny Chris McKee with an outstretched leg followed by a Joel Cooper header against an upright.

Ferguson thwarted McKee again after the break but, on 64 minutes, Larne doubled their lead to secure the points when Ryan pounced on the ball on the edge of the box to fire past Johns into the bottom right corner.

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Farquhar, O'Neill, Ives, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove, Sloan, Ryan, Orozco subs Dowling, Thomson, Kearns, Bonis, Allan, Lloyd, Graham

Linfield: Johns, Finlayson, Newberry, Shields, Scott, McClean, Cooper, Hall, Clarke, McKee, Mulgrew subs Walsh, East, Fallon, Fitzpatrick, Robertson, McKay, Archer

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 0 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Scott Allan

    Unregistered Players

    90+3'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Larne

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Larne

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McKay

    Linfield

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Newberry

    Unregistered Players

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Hall

    Linfield

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Euan East

    Linfield

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    69'
  • GOAL

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    64'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    9'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Craig Farquhar
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 73' 9'
  • Levi Ives red substitution 82'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Dylan Sloan red substitution 82'
  • Andy Ryan red substitution 90+3' 64'
  • Jaziel Orozco

Substitutes

  • Aidan Dowling
  • Joe Thomson green substitution 82'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Lee Bonis 80' green substitution 73'
  • Scott Allan green substitution 90+3'
  • Kieran Lloyd
  • Sean Graham green substitution 82'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Michael Newberry red substitution 69'
  • Chris Shields 88'
  • Jack Scott
  • Kyle McClean
  • Joel Cooper
  • Ben Hall red substitution 69'
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 80'
  • Chris McKee
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 69'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Euan East green substitution 69'
  • Stephen Fallon green substitution 69'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 69'
  • John Robertson
  • Ryan McKay green substitution 80'
  • Joshua Archer
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