Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1366

Referee: Evan Boyce

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Glenavon
  •   Conor McDermott
  •   Chris Curran
  •   Liam Bagnall
  •   Joe Gormley
  •   Conor McMenamin
  •   Levi Ives
  •   Ronan Wilson
  •   Thomas Maguire 45'
  •   Patrick Burns
  •   Rhys Marshall
  •   Stephen Murray
  •   James Singleton
  •   Robert Garrett
  •   Seamus Sharkey
  •   Aaron Harmon
  •   Kyle Beggs
  •   Jordan Jenkins
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Thomas Maguire scored Cliftonville's winner on the stroke of half-time ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

MAGUIRE WINNER KEEPS REDS TOP OF THE PILE

League leaders Cliftonville carved out a narrow 1-0 win to make it four consecutive victories over the festive period.

Substitute Thomas Maguire proved to be the unlikely matchwinner when, on the stroke of half-time, he rounded off a slick move involved Ronan Doherty and Conor McMenamin before coolly slotting the ball past Johnny Tuffey.

Joe Gormley had the ball in the net with less than a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock but the goal was ruled out after referee Evan Boyce spotted a foul in the build up.

Clear cut chances were at a premium although Conor McMenamin almost found a way through late in the first half after combining with Gormley only to be denied by a fine stop from Tuffey, although that proved to be little more than a temporary reprieve for the visitors when Maguire popped up moments later with the only goal of the afternoon.

The Reds survived a few nervy moments as the game wore on and Glenavon searched for an equaliser. Keeper Richard Brush made a few clearances with a goalmouth scramble causing some anxiety while Seamus Sharkey and Josh Daniels were both narrowly off target with close range headers.

Jordan Jenkins also found himself through on goal but his low effort from the right was cleared.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, Bagnall, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin, A. Donnelly subs Dunne (not used), Ives (replaced McMenamin 90+2), Foster (not used), Wilson (replaced Gormley 80), Maguire (replaced Doherty 17), Rocks (not used), McCurry (not used)

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Burns, Marron, Daniels, Marshall, McCloskey, Murray, Singleton, Garrett, Sharkey subs Doyle (not used), Mitchell (not used), Harmon (replaced Burns 53), Beggs (replaced Singleton 53), Jenkins (replaced Murray 70), Neill (not used), Wearen (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 0 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Seamus Sharkey

    Glenavon

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick Burns

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harmon

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Beggs

    Glenavon

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    51'
  • GOAL

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    17'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    17'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Glenavon

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    0'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott 87
  • Garry Breen
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran red subsititutions  17
  • Ryan Curran
  • Liam Bagnall 51
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley red subsititutions  80
  • Conor McMenamin red subsititutions  90+2
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutions

  • Declan Dunne
  • Levi Ives green subsititutions  90+2
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Wilson green subsititutions  80
  • Thomas Maguire green subsititutions  17  45
  • Donal Rocks
  • Calvin McCurry

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Patrick Burns red subsititutions  53
  • Caolan Marron
  • Josh Daniels
  • Rhys Marshall 90+2
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Stephen Murray red subsititutions  70
  • James Singleton red subsititutions  53
  • Robert Garrett 90+2
  • Seamus Sharkey 54

Substitutions

  • Andrew Doyle
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Aaron Harmon red subsititutions  53
  • Kyle Beggs red subsititutions  53
  • Jordan Jenkins red subsititutions  70
  • Kyle Neill
  • Eoin Wearen

Cliftonville

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Glenavon

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