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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1560

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Larne home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joe Gormley 30'
football
Joe Gormley and Harry Flowers in action ©INPHO/Matt Mackey)

POINTS SHARED AT INVER PARK

Morning leaders Cliftonville slipped off the top of the table following this draw with Larne at Inver Park.

Conor McDermott almost fired Cliftonville in front after just three minutes with a 25-yard drive low against the right post to which Larne keeper Conor Devlin got a vital touch.

Larne crafted their first chance just after a quarter-of-an-hour when Martin Donnelly picked out Johnny McMurray but he could only head over.

But the home side did go in front soon after when a teasing ball from David McDaid was headed into his own net by Garry Breen.

Cliftonville levelled after half-an-hour through Joe Gormley who clocked up his 20th goal of the season with a lashed effort from an acute angle past Devlin after connecting with a ball over the top.

Larne squandered a great opportunity to regain the lead on 63 minutes when Mark Randall teed up McDaid who then side stepped keeper Richard Brush before blazing well wide with the open goal at his mercy.

As both sides pressed to grab the potentially match winning goal Gormley was denied on 74 minutes by a good save from Devlin at his feet while, at the other end, Donnelly rifled an effort towards goal but it took a deflection before falling to safety.

Cliftonville might have snatched the points with just a minute of normal time remaining when substitute Rory Donnelly lobbed an effort towards goal but, from a tight angle, the ball grazed the bar before going out.

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Kelly, Watson, Ramsey, Randall, McDaid, Donnelly, Lynch, Hughes, McMurray subs Mitchell (not used), Tilney (not used), Andrade (not used), McKendry (not used), Barron (not used), Gilmour (not used), Harrison (not used)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, Harney, McKee, C. Curran, R. Curran, Bagnall, Gormley, Doherty, A. Donnelly subs Dunne (not used), Wilson (not used), Foster (not used), R. Donnelly (replaced McKee 51), Maguire (not used), McMenamin (replaced Gormley 77), Gorman (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 1 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark McKee

    Cliftonville

    51'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    51'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    30'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers
  • Graham Kelly 90+1'
  • Albert Watson
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Mark Randall
  • David McDaid
  • Martin Donnelly 86'
  • Lee Lynch
  • Jeff Hughes 56'
  • Jonathan McMurray 54'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Ben Tilney
  • Conor McKendry
  • Pablo Cavalcante
  • Cillin Gilmour
  • Luke Harrison
  • Owen Barrons

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Garry Breen 81'
  • Mark McKee red substitution 51'
  • Jamie Harney 86'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty 54'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 77' 30'
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 51'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Thomas Maguire
  • Conor McMenamin green substitution 77'
  • Joe Gorman

Larne

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Cliftonville

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