HOW IT HAPPENED: Carrick Rangers 0 Linfield 2

Kirk Millar's goal double - with one in each half - helped league leaders Linfield protect the four-point Danske Bank Premiership lead with a 2-0 defeat of Carrick Rangers.
Kirk Millar celebrates finding the net against Carrick Rangers in Linfield's victoryKirk Millar celebrates finding the net against Carrick Rangers in Linfield's victory
Kirk Millar celebrates finding the net against Carrick Rangers in Linfield's victory

F-T: Carrick Rangers 0 Linfield 2

92: Doherty down low off the corner-kick to deny Hery

91: Lavery's snapshot inside the box takes a deflection and bobbles on to the base of the post

84: YELLOW CARD (Linfield) - Millar

83: Millar - moments after having a goal ruled out for offside - heads wide at the back post off Lavery's cross in search of his hat-trick

78: SUB (Carrick Rangers) - McGreevy on for Gawne

73: SUB (Carrick Rangers) - Hassin on for Kelly

70: YELLOW CARD (Carrick Rangers) - Loughran

63: SUB (Carrick Rangers) - Smith on for Carson

55: SUB (Linfield) - Lavery on for Stewart

52: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 0 Linfield 2 (Millar)

Superb strike by Millar off the free-kick - with pace, power and curl to find the net from distance despite Doherty's dive

51: YELLOW CARD (Carrick Rangers) - Magill

46: Cooper with the first effort of the second half but his drive is just over the target

H-T: Carrick Rangers 0 Linfield 1

42: YELLOW CARD (Linfield) - Cooper

38: Casement clears the danger after Anderson's low cross across the face of goal

31: Magill across to clear the threat as Cooper attempts to wrestle for space and release a close-range shot

25: Neale intercepts and attacks the goal before finding Gawne with time and space outside the box - but Moore is behind the tame attempt

18: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 0 Linfield 1 (Millar)

Millar with the final touch after Casement bursts from deep into the box and his cross is diverted on to the post by Kelly before Linfield force home the rebound

17: Stewart with a slick first touch to control the ball forward but his drive proves too high

14: Murray with clever footwork around the edge of the area to find room for a shot but the end product lacks power

14: Anderson again driving forward and he creates room for the shot but his effort clears the crossbar

13: Murray with an ambitious lob from inside his own half - but comfortable for Moore

11: SUB (Carrick) - Clarke on for Quinn

4: Carson's quickly-taken throw-in is collected by Anderson as he drives into the penalty area but the shot proves wild

CARRICK RANGERS: Doherty, Carson, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Kelly, Magill, Cherry, Murray, Gawne, Anderson.

Subs: Nicholl, Faulkner, Ferrin, Smith, Hassin, McGreevy, Dunne.

LINFIELD: Moore, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Stewart, Millar, Hery, Mulgrew, Quinn, Casement.

Subs: Deane, Stafford, Lavery, Clarke, Kearns, Boyle, Currie.

Referee: Tony Clarke.