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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 4 February 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1034

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Conor McMenamin 6' 44' 81p'
  •   Michael Smith 69'
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Conor McMenamin claimed the match ball with a hat-trick ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

McMENAMIN HITS SOLITUDE HAT-TRICK

Conor McMenamin bagged a hat-trick as Cliftonville defeated Carrick Rangers at Solitude.

Cliftonville moved in front as early as the sixth minute after Conor McDermott punted a long ball forward which fell for McMenamin who duly kept his composure to hold off the attentions of Mark Surgenor and fire past Harry Doherty.

The Reds were reduced to ten men around the half-hour mark when Liam Bagnall was dismissed following an incident with Kyle Cherry as he attempted to win possession of the ball.

But Cliftonville doubled their lead just before the break with McMenamin's second of the evening, a sweeping finish into the far corner after Joe Gormley had squared the ball into his path.

After carving out a number of opportunities Carrick eventually pulled a goal back on 69 minutes through Michael Smith after he rose highest to nod Lee Chapman's inch perfect delivery from the right past Richard Brush.

Chances followed at either end with Joe Gormley firing straight at Doherty from a good position while Christopher Rodgers might have levelled with a header but Brush responded with a superb fingertip save.

However, Cliftonville made sure of the points with nine minutes remaining when McMenamin bagged his hat-trick courtesy of a successfully converted spot-kick awarded after Doherty had upended Gormley.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Ives, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, Bagnall, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin, Donnelly subs Dunne (not used), Harkin (not used), Foster (replaced McMenamin 87), McCrudden (replaced Gormley 89), Rocks (replaced Doherty 90+1), McCurry (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Doherty, Neale, Surgenor, Rodgers, Chapman, Magill, Smith, Cherry, Hassin, Murray, Anderson subs Nicholl (not used), Carson (not used), Reynolds (replaced Murray 87), Colligan (not used), Dunne (not used), Gawne (replaced Cherry 66)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Rocks

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    81p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Harry Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • GOAL

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    57'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    43'
  •  Red Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    29'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    6'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott 57'
  • Levi Ives
  • Jamie Harney 78'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Liam Bagnall 29'
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 90+1'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 89'
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 87' 6' 44' 81p'
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Aaron Harkin
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 87'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 89'
  • Donal Rocks green substitution 90+1'
  • Calvin McCurry

Carrick Rangers

  • Harry Doherty 80'
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Lee Chapman
  • Daniel Magill
  • Michael Smith 90+1' 69'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 66'
  • Liam Hassin 43'
  • Darren Murray red substitution 87'
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Ben Nicholl
  • Mark Carson
  • Daniel Reynolds green substitution 87'
  • Lee Colligan
  • Jamie Dunne
  • Alex Gawne green substitution 66'

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