Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 25 November 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Attendance: 3041

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Linfield home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 10' 77'
  •   Kirk Millar 24'
  •   Kyle McClean 66'
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Matthew Fitzpatrick celebrates opening the scoring ©Pacemaker Press

BLUES CRUISE BACK TO THE TOP

Linfield cruised to an untroubled four-goal defeat of Ballymena United at Windsor Park.

The Blues needed just ten minutes to open the scoring when, from a corner that wasn't cleared, Joel Cooper played the ball across the face of goal for Matthew Fitzpatrick to slot home his first of the afternoon.

Kirk Millar then doubled the home advantage midway through the first half with a clinical finish past Sean O'Neill after Darragh McBrien had go on the counter attack to create the opening.

Linfield's third arrived just after the hour through Kyle McClean with a strike into the bottom corner after he had collected a pass.

And Fitzpatrick completed the scoring with just under a quarter-of-an-hour to go with a stooping header at the back post from a Millar free-kick sent over from the right.

Linfield: Johns, Finlayson, East, Shields, Millar, McClean, Cooper, McBrien, Hall, Clarke, Fitzpatrick subs Walsh, Newberry, McKee, Mulgrew, McCullough, Doherty, O'Neill

Ballymena United: O'Neill, Whiteside, Gawne, McCullough, McGuigan, Taylor, McGrory, McMurray, Tennant, Boyle, Westendorf subs Johnston, Waide, Walsh, Crawford, Place, McAuley, Stewart

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   4 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Hall

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Newberry

    Unregistered Players

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dane McCullough

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGuigan

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Isaac Westendorf

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aodhan Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ceadach O'Neill

    Linfield

    79'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    66'
  • GOAL

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    TJ Murray

    Portadown

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Euan East

    Linfield

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    36'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    24'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    10'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Euan East 49'
  • Chris Shields red substitution 66'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 10' 77'
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 79' 24'
  • Kyle McClean 66'
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 79'
  • Darragh McBrien
  • Ben Hall red substitution 86'
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 86'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Michael Newberry green substitution 86'
  • Chris McKee
  • Jamie Mulgrew green substitution 66'
  • Dane McCullough green substitution 86'
  • Aodhan Doherty green substitution 79'
  • Ceadach O'Neill green substitution 79'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Alex Gawne
  • Steven McCullough
  • John McGuigan red substitution 83'
  • Fraser Taylor
  • Andrew McGrory 36'
  • TJ Murray red substitution 65'
  • Lewis Tennant
  • Dylan Boyle
  • Isaac Westendorf red substitution 83'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 65'
  • Marc Walsh
  • Caleb Crawford
  • Mikey Place green substitution 83'
  • Noah Stewart green substitution 83'
  • Shea McAuley
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