Linfield beat Glentoran in Shield QF

Published Monday, 01 October 2012
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Linfield and Donegal Celtic are through to the semi-finals of the Co Antrim Shield after their wins on Monday.

Linfield beat Glentoran in Shield QF
Linfield's Peter Thompson celebrates after scoring against Glentoran. (© Pacemaker)

Linfield's Daryl Fordyce scored the second of the side's three goals against his former club Glentoran as the Big Two met at The Oval.

After three minutes Jimmy Callacher evened the score for the Glens but seconds later Peter Thompson put the ball past Glentoran's keeper to put the home side up three goals to two in the 89th minute.

Linfield manager David Jeffrey was "overjoyed" with the result, but said it took a massive turnaround in the second half.

"At half time I couldn't see us getting that result unless we changed things immeasurably," he told UTV.

"The first half we conceded 12 corners, crosses coming in left, right and centre, no cohesion and we gave the ball away. I was most unhappy.

"Second half I thought we were excellent and much more threatening.

"We had this massive rush of character, spirit and desire. Peter showed all sorts of bravery and buried it - it's a fantastic way to win a game of football."

Meanwhile at Suffolk Road, Distillery's Jordan Forsythe scored the only goal in the first half, leaving DC to step up to the mark in the second half with goals from McCann and Paul McVeigh.

Outgoing Hoops manager Stephen Small took to Twitter to congratulate the team, after revealing that he will be leaving the post.

The former Cliftonville player joined the DC backroom team after quitting his job as Carrick Rangers manager earlier this year.

Donegal Celtic are still without a win after nine games in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Linfield and DC will go on to face Ballymena United and Crusaders in the Shield semi-final.

The quarter-final matches were due to be played last week but had been postponed because of water-logged pitches.

Results in full:

Donegal Celtic 2 - 1 Lisburn Distillery
Donegal Celtic: McCann 66, McVeigh 87.
Lisburn Distillery: Forsythe 23.

Glentoran 2 - 3 Linfield
Glentoran: O'Hanlon 34, Callacher 88.
Linfield: McCaul 24, Fordyce 85, Thompson 89.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Robert in Befast wrote (848 days ago):
Davy's IFA team must also play their part. Some of the gestures they made (one in full veiw of the ref) to the main stand only invites trouble. I agree that someone will get hurt and anyone found throwing missiles should be condemed. Mr McKenzie, a fairminded balanced view of the whole situation please. BTW What do you mean IF it was top happen at the National Stadium? The supporters of Davy's IFA team have never thrown missles onto the pitch - get real.
ROBERT MCKENZIE in S.BELFAST wrote (851 days ago):
Great win, but yet again our players are abused, as they left the pitch with verbal abuse and missiles thrown This been going on for years and still it is happening. Surely it is time NOW for action to be taken to prevent further repetition before players are injured. If it happened at Windsor it would be news headlines and action would be taken against Linfield. Any chance of some fairminded action?
Graham Watt in East Belfast Glenman wrote (851 days ago):
Well done Linfield. Better team won on the night. Jamie Mulgrew was immense...Wish we had him
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