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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 651

Referee: Andrew Davey

Carrick Rangers home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Lloyd Anderson 65'
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Lloyd Anderson celebrates scoring Carrick's winner ©INPHO/Philip Magowan

LLOYD LEADS THE WAY WITH CARRICK WINNER

A Lloyd Anderson goal midway through the second half helped Carrick Rangers defeat Cliftonville at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

The game got off to a somewhat subdued start with neither side creating much in the way of clear cut chances in front of goal.

However, Carrick's new signing, Darren Murray, carved out the best effort of the game so far before the half-hour mark when he tried to lift the ball over the advancing Richard Brush only for it drift wide.

That opened the game up a little with Cliftonville's Michael McCrudden testing Harry Doherty from the edge of the box at the other end while Daniel Kelly and Conor McDermott had efforts well saved closer to half-time.

McDermott perhaps came closest to breaking the deadlock early in the second half when he strode past two home defenders before having a go from the edge of the box but he could only look on as the ball skimmed the wrong side of the right post.

Then, a few moments later, Jamie Harney did have the ball in the net from Garry Breen's flicked header but it was ruled out offside - and Cliftonville had another chance as the game progressed when McCrudden pounced on a miscommunication between Harry Doherty and Mark Surgenor but the Carrick keeper managed to scrambled the ball to safety.

But what proved to be the winner came on 66 minutes. Cliftonville had failed to deal with a ball into the box with substitute Anderson punishing them with a hooked finish past Brush.

Reece Neale then threatened with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining but Brush kept the game alive with a brilliant stop before Michael Smith got past the visiting defence but again Brush called a halt to the advance.

Despite Cliftonville pushing for the equaliser as time ticked down Carrick looked the more likely to find the net again with Anderson twice seeing last chances fall short, one kept out by Brush and another finishing wide of the target.

Carrick Rangers: Doherty, Carson, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Faulkner, Kelly, Nixon, Magill, Cherry, Murray subs Nicholl (not used), Smith (replaced Murray 72), Keke (not used), Hassin (not used), McGreevy (not used), Colligan (not used), Anderson (replaced Cherry 62)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, R. Donnelly, McCrudden, Maguire, Doherty, McMenamin, A. Donnelly subs Dunne (not used), Ives (not used), R. Curran (replaced Maguire 67), Foster (not used), Wilson (not used), Bagnall (replaced C. Curran 65), Gormley (replaced McCrudden 67)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Harry Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    67'
  • GOAL

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Magill

    Ards

    55'

Carrick Rangers

  • Harry Doherty 90+4'
  • Mark Carson
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor 58'
  • Caolan Loughran 90+4'
  • William Faulkner
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Darren Murray red substitution 72'
  • Stewart Nixon
  • Daniel Magill 55'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 62'

Substitutes

  • Ben Nicholl
  • Michael Smith green substitution 72'
  • Guillaume Keke
  • Liam Hassin
  • Josh McGreevy
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 62' 65'
  • Lee Colligan

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Garry Breen 90'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran red substitution 65'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 67'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Thomas Maguire red substitution 67'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Levi Ives
  • Ryan Curran green substitution 67'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Liam Bagnall green substitution 65'
  • Joe Gormley green substitution 67'

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