Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 9 February 2024 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1361

Referee: Ben McMaster

Larne home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Loughgall
  •   Andy Ryan 20' 66'
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Andy Ryan celebrates scoring for Larne ©Pacemaker Press

RYAN DOUBLE EARNS LARNE THE WIN

Larne moved to the top of the table, at least overnight, with a two-goal defeat of Loughgall at Inver Park.

A mistake by Larne keeper Rohan Ferguson might have lead to an early goal for the visitors when he sent an attempted clearance straight at Benji Magee, with the ball eventually falling for Caolan McAleer to have a shot on goal only for Ferguson to redeem himself with a save.

At the other end Sean Graham saw an effort deflected wide for a corner, while Lee Bonis had a looping header gathered by Berraat Turker.

Larne moved in front on 20 minutes, however, when Andy Ryan stepped up to a free-kick on the edge of the box to send a curling left-foot finish beyond Turker and into the top corner.

And the defending champions looked to extend their advantage as the first half progressed with Aaron Donnelly firing just wide from distance, and Ryan flashing another shot just the wrong side of the target.

Tiernan Lynch's side doubled their lead midway through the second half as Ryan doubled up when he controlled the ball with his chest before sending it past Turker from just inside the box.

Larne came close to adding a third courtesy of substitute Dylan Sloan but he could only fire wide under pressure from Caolan Loughran.

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Bonis, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove, Graham, Gallagher, Ryan, Williams, Orozco subs McAdams, Kearns, Randall, O'Neill, Ives, Westendorf, Sloan

Loughgall: Turker, Rea, Brogan, Andrade, Ferris, Hoey, McAleer, Norton, Cartwright, Magee, Loughran subs Devine, Carson, Teggart, Gibson, Carroll, Boyd, Waide

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 0 Loughgall
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Rea

    Loughgall

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Rea

    Loughgall

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Carroll

    Loughgall

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Norton

    Loughgall

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan Teggart

    Loughgall

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jaziel Orozco

    Unregistered Players

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    70'
  • GOAL

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Loughgall

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Leon Boyd

    Glentoran

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie Norton

    Loughgall

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    54'
  • GOAL

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    20'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    16'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Lee Bonis 86'
  • Cian Bolger 54'
  • Leroy Millar red substitution 56'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Sean Graham
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Andy Ryan red substitution 80' 20' 66'
  • Ro-Shaun Williams
  • Jaziel Orozco red substitution 70'

Substitutes

  • Aidan McAdams
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Mark Randall green substitution 56'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 80'
  • Levi Ives
  • Isaac Westendorf
  • Dylan Sloan green substitution 70'

Loughgall

  • Berraat Turker
  • Jamie Rea 82' red substitution 82'
  • Oran Brogan
  • Pablo Andrade
  • Nathaniel Ferris red substitution 63'
  • Andrew Hoey 16' red substitution 73'
  • Caolan McAleer red substitution 63'
  • Robbie Norton 56' red substitution 73'
  • Luke Cartwright
  • Benjamin Magee
  • Caolan Loughran

Substitutes

  • Daniel Devine
  • Mark Carson
  • Alan Teggart green substitution 73'
  • Jordan Gibson green substitution 73'
  • James Carroll green substitution 82'
  • Leon Boyd green substitution 63'
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 63'
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