Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 16 April 2024 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Glentoran home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Larne
  •   Andy Ryan 8'
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Paul O'Neill celebrates Larne's dramatic victory ©Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

LATE, LATE WINNER PUTS LARNE IN CONTROL

Larne moved three points clear at the top of the table following a breath taking finale to this clash with Glentoran at the BetMcLean Oval.

Tiernan Lynch's side moved in front as early as the eighth minute after running onto Chris Gallagher's pass, taking the ball inside Paddy McClean and firing low past Aaron McCarey.

The Glens might have levelled soon after but Shay McCartan saw his initial effort blocked by Rohan Ferguson before blazing the rebound over the bar.

At the other end Leroy Millar was thwarted by McCarey with Joe Thomson unable to make the most of the subsequent loose ball.

But Glentoran did find their equaliser just before the hour, albeit in somewhat bizarre and fortuitous circumstances when a McCartan ball into the area was completely miscued by Larne defender Cian Bolger and ended up looping over Ferguson and ito his own net.

Ryan came close to restoring Larne's lead when his header at the near post came back off the underside of the bar before being scrambled clear.

However the defending champions did bag their winner five minutes into stoppage time after Bolger delivered the ball into the area with home defender Jonathan Russell only succeeding in turning it past McCarey as he attempted to make a desperate clearance.

Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, McCartan, Marshall, Donnelly, Sule, Clucas, Murphy, McClean, Russell, Uzokwe subs Webber, Burns, O'Connor, Lindsay, McLaughlin, McGinn, McToal

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

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   1 - 2 Larne
  • OWN GOAL

    Jonathan Russell

    Glentoran

    90+5'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    90+4'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Glentoran

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Glentoran

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk McLaughlin

    Glentoran

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Graham

    Larne

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jaziel Orozco

    Larne

    63'
  • OWN GOAL

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    57'
  • GOAL

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    8'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Marcus Kane red substitution 81'
  • Shay McCartan 68' red substitution 90+4'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly 74'
  • Fuad Sule
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Harry Murphy
  • Patrick McClean
  • Jonathan Russell 90+5' (OG)
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe red substitution 89'

Substitutes

  • Oliver Webber
  • Bobby Burns green substitution 81'
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 90+4'
  • Charlie Lindsay
  • Kirk McLaughlin green substitution 89'
  • Niall McGinn
  • Theo McToal

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Joe Thomson red substitution 63'
  • Mark Randall red substitution 63'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Cian Bolger 57' (OG)
  • Leroy Millar
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Sean Graham 73'
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Andy Ryan red substitution 84' 8'

Substitutes

  • Aidan McAdams
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 84'
  • Isaac Westendorf
  • Micheal Glynn
  • Dylan Sloan green substitution 63'
  • Jaziel Orozco green substitution 63'
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