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Thompson takes Linfield through

Published: Thursday 28 July 2005, 22.29CET
FK Ventspils 2-1 Linfield FC (agg: 2-2, Linfield win on away goals) Peter Thompson's early strike proves decisive.

Match statistics

VentspilsLinfield

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 July 2005, 22.29CET

Thompson takes Linfield through

FK Ventspils 2-1 Linfield FC (agg: 2-2, Linfield win on away goals) Peter Thompson's early strike proves decisive.

By Mihail Korolev

FK Ventspils defeated Linfield FC tonight, but it was not enough to secure progress for the Latvian team as their 1-0 first-leg loss meant the Northern Irish side reached the UEFA Cup second qualifying round on away goals.

Thompson strike
The finely-balanced tie changed decisively after just eight minutes of the second leg. Linfield's Michael Gault launched a long throw into the opposition penalty area which surprised the Ventspils defenders and goalkeeper Pavels Davidovs, and Peter Thompson was allowed to steal in and score from point-blank range.

Rekhviashvili effort
The hosts, now needing three goals to qualify, took time to settle after such a severe early setback. Their first chance came after 34 minutes as Aleksandr Rekhviashvili's shot was blocked as he threatened to reduce the two-goal deficit.

Home recovery
Ventspils mounted a recovery and things began to look up as half-time approached. Jirí Krohmer's cross found Rekhviashvili who headed into the net on 39 minutes to level the score on the night. After the break Latvian international Vits Rimkus came on as a second striker, but opportunities continued to be rare for the home side. On 77 minutes Ventspils coach Romans Grigorèuks sent on yet another striker and the chances then began to appear.

Rimkus consolation
Giorgi Modebadze's close-range shot was saved by Alan Mannus, as was Andrejs Butrik's effort from ten metres. In the first minute of added time Modebadze set up Rimkus to make the score 2-1, but it was too little too late for the Latvian team, and Linfield are in Friday's draw.

Last updated: 29/07/05 10.26CET

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Lineups

ventspils

Ventspils

linfield

Linfield

77
DavidovsPavels Davidovs (GK)
1
MannusAlan Mannus (GK)
8
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
2
ErvinJim Ervin
21
LukaševicsViktors Lukaševics
3
McShanePatrick McShane
2
SoleičuksAleksejs Soleičuks
4
KearneyOran Kearney
6
ŽavoronkovsVladimirs Žavoronkovs
5
MurphyWilliam Murphy
15
StukalinasIgors Stukalinas
6
O'KaneAidan O'Kane
22
BičkaDeimantas Bička
7
ThompsonPeter Thompson
Goal8
Substitution82
11
GruberAleksandar Gruber
Substitution46
8
MounceyTimothy Mouncey
Substitution85
14
KrohmerJirí Krohmer
9
FergusonGlenn Ferguson
7
RekhviashviliAleksandr Rekhviashvili (C)
Goal39
Substitution77
10
GaultMichael Gault
Yellow Card2
13
SlesarcuksIgors Slesarcuks
Substitution55
11
BailieNoel Bailie (C)

Substitutes

1
RomanovsDeniss Romanovs (GK)
18
MckNightNeal MckNight (GK)
4
LoginsVadims Logins
12
DouglasSteven Douglas
5
KuvsinovsAndris Kuvsinovs
13
GarginCiaran Gargin
24
ToryanAleksandr Toryan
14
PickingMark Picking
Substitution85
9
RimkusVīts Rimkus
Substitution46
Goal90+1
15
McAreaveyPaul McAreavey
23
ButriksAndrejs Butriks
Substitution55
16
KingsberryChris Kingsberry
10
ModebadzeGiorgi Modebadze
Substitution77
17
LarmourDavid Larmour
Substitution82

Coach

Roman GrygorchukDavid Jeffrey (NIR)

Referee

Hristo Ristoskov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krum Stoilov (BUL), Nedeltcho Chakarov (BUL)

Fourth official

Ivyalo Petrov (BUL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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