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Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday 1 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1366

Referee: Evan Boyce

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Glenavon
  •   Thomas Maguire 45'
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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
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Unregistered Players

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Seamus Sharkey

    Institute

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick Burns

    Unregistered Players

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harmon

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Beggs (1)

    Ballyclare Comrades

    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'

Cliftonville

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

Substitutes

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

Glenavon

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

Substitutes

  • Andrew Doyle
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Aaron Harmon red substitution 53'
  • Kyle Beggs (1) red substitution 53'
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 70'
  • Kyle Neill
  • Eoin Wearen

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Glenavon

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