Linfield enjoy home advantage for Matchday 27 of the Sports Direct Premiership when welcoming Dungannon Swifts to Windsor Park (3pm k.o. all-ticket). Linfield have won all of this season’s games between the sides by single goal margins.

Dungannon Swifts come to Belfast on the back of a home defeat to Larne (0-2) while remaining 6 points clear of the relegation zone. Manager Rodney McAree will be delighted with the form of on loan striker Matthew Lusty, who has found the net 9 times in league games. While the Swifts are the top goal scorers in the bottom half of the table with 43, they have also conceded a hefty 53 goals.

Linfield maintained their 4 point lead at the top of the table by edging out a determined Crusaders side (1-0) at Windsor Park. A first senior goal for Man of the Match Josh Archer saw The Blues home in a tight contest. This was Linfield's third win of the season over the Shore Road outfit. 

David Healy’s side are building up some momentum with 5 wins on the bounce across 3 different competitions. As the title race intensifies, it promises to be another big afternoon of football at Windsor Park.


By Ken Garrett.