Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 January 2024 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 563

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Dungannon Swifts home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Larne
  •   Leroy Millar 41'
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LARNE DOUBLE UP JUST BEFORE THE BREAK

Larne defeated Dungannon Swifts courtesy of two goals late in the first half at Stangmore Park.

Paul O'Neill might have broken the deadlock for the visitors with less than a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock when he connected with a Levi Ives ball but found keeper Declan Dunne equal to the challenge.

Larne were denied again midway through the first half when Joe Thomson's strong effort from close range was only kept out by a goalline clearance from Chris Hegarty who turned it against the post before the danger was hacked clear.

Dungannon threatened themselves just after the half-hour mark when Kealan Dillon slipped the ball off for Joe Moore he found Larne keeper Rohan Ferguson in superb form to deal with the threat.

The visitors found a way through four minutes from the break. Dunne had done well to initially keep out a Thomson effort but the ball fell into the path of Leroy Millar who duly touched the ball into the empty net.

Then, in first half stoppage time, it was 2-0 to Larne after a Millar strike was pushed away but only against defender Steven Scott who couldn't stop the ball coming off him and over the line.

To their credit Dungannon attempted to take the game to the visitors after the break, but couldn't really find a way of getting past the defence.

That was, however, the last few minutes of the game when a flurry of chances looked like producing that elusive goal that would have set up a grandstand finish.

Moore had a huge opportunity when presented with a header from the edge of the box but he couldn't direct the ball past Ferguson, while Ben Gallagher raced clear not long after that only to fire over.

Then, Dean Curry offered up a half volley that was turned away for a corner as Larne held on to their two goal advantage to see the game out.

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Scott, Curry, Marron, Hegarty, Dillon, Scott, Moore, Alves, Mitchell, Bigirimana subs Henderson, Knowles, Devine, Gallagher, Maguire, Hutchinson, Galvin

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Thomson, O’Neill, Bonis, Ives, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove, Gallagher, Orozco subs McAdams, Kearns, Randall, Glynn, Graham, Sloan, Ryan

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   0 - 2 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joseph Moore

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kealan Dillon

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leo Alves

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joseph Moore

    Ballymena United

    62'
  • OWN GOAL

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Gallagher

    Larne

    27'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • John Scott
  • Dean Curry
  • Caolan Marron
  • Chris Hegarty red substitution 75'
  • Kealan Dillon red substitution 75'
  • Steven Scott 45' (OG)
  • Joseph Moore 62' red substitution 82'
  • Leo Alves red substitution 64'
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 64'
  • Gaël Bigirimana

Substitutes

  • Alex Henderson
  • James Knowles green substitution 75'
  • Ethan Devine 73' green substitution 64'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 75'
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 64'
  • Grant Hutchinson
  • Tomas Galvin green substitution 82'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Joe Thomson red substitution 77'
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 71'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Levi Ives
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar 41'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Chris Gallagher 27'
  • Jaziel Orozco

Substitutes

  • Aidan McAdams
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Mark Randall green substitution 77'
  • Micheal Glynn
  • Sean Graham
  • Dylan Sloan green substitution 71'
  • Andy Ryan
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