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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 13 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1242

Referee: Andrew Davey

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Ryan Curran 30'
  •   Joe Gormley 3' 28'
  •   Andrew Mitchell 53'
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Joe Gormley celebrates scoring against Glenavon ©Mark Marlow/INPHO

REDS BAG EARLY GOALS TO SWEEP PAST GLENAVON

Joe Gormley bagged a first half double to set Cliftonville on course for victory over Glenavon at Solitude.

Gormley needed just three minutes to open the scoring, getting his head to a pinpoint cross Ronan Doherty to direct the finish past Johnny Tuffey.

He came close to doubling Cliftonville's lead midway through the first half but his volley from Levi Ives' throw fell just wide of the target while, at the other end, Conor McCloskey might have levelled only to fire over from the edge of the area.

However, the Reds did extend their advantage on 28 minutes after Gormley escaped the attentions of Andrew Doyle before combining with Ryan Curran to finish with a low effort into the net.

And Curran got on the scoresheet himself just a couple of minutes after that, rounding off a flowing move involving Doherty and Rory Donnelly to smash home from close range.

Glenavon pulled a goal back eight minutes into the second half through Andrew Mitchell who poked the ball past Richard Brush after Josh Daniels had delivered the cross from a free-kick.

Daniels might have added a second after the ball dropped for him just outside the area but his looping volley flew just wide, and again with less than a quarter-of-an-hour to go with a header against the crossbar before going over.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Ives, Harkin, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Gorman, A. Donnelly, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), C. Curran (replaced Doherty 87), Garrett (not used), Foster (not used), Wilson (replaced R. Donnelly 89), Maguire (not used), Rocks (replaced Harkin 90+1)

Glenavon: Tuffey, Marron, Doyle, Daniels, Hall, Harmon, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Jenkins, Sharkey subs Taylor (not used), Burns (not used), Mitchell (replaced Jenkins 46), Ferguson (not used), O'Mahony (replaced Hall 46), Murray (replaced Sharkey 66), Jameson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 1 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harkin

    Unregistered Players

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Rocks

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Seamus Sharkey

    Institute

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    66'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    46'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    30'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    28'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    3'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Levi Ives
  • Aaron Harkin red substitution 90+1'
  • Ryan Curran 30'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 89'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 87'
  • Joe Gormley 3' 28'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Joe Gorman

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Chris Curran green substitution 87'
  • Stephen Garrett
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 89'
  • Thomas Maguire
  • Donal Rocks green substitution 90+1'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Caolan Marron
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Josh Daniels
  • Andy Hall
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Conor McCloskey
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 46'
  • Seamus Sharkey red substitution 66'

Substitutes

  • James Taylor
  • Patrick Burns
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 46' 53'
  • Matthew Ferguson
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 66'
  • Leighton Jameson

Cliftonville

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Glenavon

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