Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1188

Referee: Tim Marshall

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Coleraine
  •   Conor McDermott
  •   Jamie Harney
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  •   Seanan Foster
  •   Thomas Maguire
  •   Adam Mullan
  •   James McLaughlin
  •   Josh Carson
  •   Ian Parkhill
  •   Stephen Lowry
  •   Stephen O'Donnell
  •   Alex Gawne
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Conor McMenamin and Ben Doherty in action ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

McMENAMIN WINNER SENDS REDS INTO SECOND

Conor McMenamin grabbed a late winner as Cliftonville defeated Coleraine in an enthralling clash at Solitude.

McMenamin struck on 84 minutes with a header in off the crossbar at the back post after Aaron Donnelly had delivered the ball from deep on the right.

Coleraine squandered an early chance to seize the advantage when Jamie Glackin failed to take advantage after James McLaughlin pulled the ball back into his path before the Reds responded when McMenamin saw an effort pushed after by Chris Johns after being teed up by Joe Gormley.

The chances continued with an Eoin Bradley free-kick, a Ben Doherty shot just past the post and a McMenamin drive from distance. Doherty was then thwarted again from 30-yards with Brush diving to tip the ball away for a corner.

The second half was initially bereft of decent scoring opportunities before Brush did well to tip Stephen O'Donnell's header around the post. Then, moments later, Ian Parkhill skimmed the crossbar with a right-foot effort from a tight angle.

Coleraine continued to press with Josh Carson somehow failing to beat Brush from three yards but, ultimately, the points stayed in North Belfast when McMenamin powerfully headed home to move the Reds into second spot a point ahead of the Bannsiders.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin, A. Donnelly subs Dunne (not used), Foster (replaced Maguire 90), Wilson (not used), Maguire (replaced R. Donnelly 55), Rocks (not used), McCurry (not used), Gorman (not used)

Coleraine: Johns, Kane, Mullan, Doherty, McLaughlin, Bradley, Carson, McConaghie, Parkhill, Glackin, Traynor subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Lowry (replaced McLaughlin 71), O'Donnell (replaced Mullan 46), Gawne (replaced Parkhill 77), McGuckin (not used), Maciulaitis (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 0 Coleraine
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    16'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    11'
  •  Yellow Card

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    11'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott 11
  • Garry Breen
  • Jamie Harney 80
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red subsititutions  55
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutions

  • Declan Dunne
  • Seanan Foster red subsititutions  90 green subsititutions  90
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Thomas Maguire green subsititutions  55
  • Donal Rocks
  • Calvin McCurry
  • Joe Gorman

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan red subsititutions  46
  • Ben Doherty
  • James McLaughlin 11 red subsititutions  71
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Josh Carson 16
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Ian Parkhill red subsititutions  71
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor

Substitutions

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • Stephen Lowry green subsititutions  71
  • Stephen O'Donnell green subsititutions  46
  • Alex Gawne green subsititutions  71
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Nedas Maciulaitis

Cliftonville

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Coleraine

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