How It Happened: Carrick Rangers 3 Glenavon 4

It was a seven-goal thriller at the Loughshore Hotel Arena as Colin Coates and Conor McCloskey gave the visitors the lead before Lloyd Anderson and Caolan Loughran pulled them back, but Peter Campbell and Michael O'Connor restored the two-goal advantage before Loughran set up a tense finish.

By Steven Crawford
Sunday, 21st February 2021, 6:03 am

F/T: Carrick Rangers 3 Glenavon 4

73: Anderson latched on to a good ball by Storey, but Hyland blocked his shot well

70: GOAL - Storey picked out the unmarked Loughran at the back post and the big defender volleyed home his second of the day

Glenavon's Conor McCloskey celebrates his goal

59: RED CARD - McNulty shown a second yellow for a foul on Forsythe

56: GOAL - O'Connor fires home to restore Glenavon's two-goal advantage

56: The visitors were awarded a spot kick after Hogg brought down Doyle in the box

54: GOAL - Parity lasted only three minutes as Campbell edged the visitors back in front slotting in at the far post from McCloskey's excellent cross

51: GOAL - Loughran kept his cool to slot home from the spot

51: Anderson is brought down in the box by Singleton penalty awarded to the hosts

47: Coates got himself on the end of another O'Conner set-piece, but he could only find the side netting this time

H/T: Carrick Rangers 1 Glenavon 2

45: GOAL - A neat passing move down the left as Smith released Chapman, his cross found Anderson, who turned and finished past Hyland

27: Campbell raced away down the left his shot was parried away by Hogg, the winger picked up the loose ball and his second effort cannoned off the keeper's legs from a tight angle with Surgenor completing the clearance in front of goal

17: Further blow for the home side as Friel is forced off with an injury

13: GOAL - The visitors stretched their lead as they took advantage of indecision in the Carrick defence allowing Doyle to square the ball to McCloskey to tap home at the back post

8: Campbell shown a yellow card by referee Tony Clarke for simulation

3: GOAL - Carrick failed to deal with O'Connor's free kick into the box, the ball was nodded down to the unmarked Coates, who coolly slotted past Hogg



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