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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 November 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tim Marshall

Cliftonville home-team
5 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Michael McCrudden 23' 36' 58' (pen)
  •   Daire O'Connor 85' 88'
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Michael McCrudden bagged a hat-trick for the Reds ©PressEye

FIVE STAR REDS BOUNCE BACK WITH A BANG

Michael McCrudden bagged a hat-trick as Cliftonville bounced back to crush Portadown at Solitude.
 
After a bright start for the Reds it was perhaps no surprise when they moved in front midway through the first half. McCrudden found space in a crowded box to turn the ball home after Conor McMenamin's low cross caused a bit of a scramble in front of goal.
 
McMenamin himself might have made it 2-0 soon after but Paul Finnegan was on hand to clear his sweeping effort off the line.
 
But McCrudden did double Cliftonville's lead on 36 minutes, albeit somewhat fortunately after Ports keeper Scott Pengelly allowed his weak shot to go through his hands into the net.
 
The Reds kept pushing for a third, eventually finding it just before the hour after a fierce Chris Curran drive was adjudged to have been handled and, from the subsequent spot-kick, McCrudden duly stepped up to convert.
 
It was 4-0 with five minutes remaining, substitute Daire O'Connor pouncing on the rebound after Joe Gormley's initial penalty was turned onto the post by Pengelly.
 
And O'Connor doubled his tally three minutes after that to complete the scoring with a low 20-yard strike into the bottom right corner.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, McCrudden, McMenamin, Foster, Donnelly, Bagnall, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (replaced McCrudden 78), R. Curran (not used), McKee (not used), Doherty (replaced Donnelly 62), Casey (replaced McDermott 69), Maguire (not used)
 
Portadown: Pengelly, Crane, Finnegan, McKeown, Tipton, Murray, Wilson, Croskery, McNally, Teggart, Kerr subs McCallum (replaced McNally 46), Lavery (not used), Salley (replaced Teggart 62), Bonis (replaced McKeown 46), McGrandles (not used), Conaty (not used), Healy (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   5 - 0 Portadown
  • GOAL

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    88'
  • GOAL

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    62'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Crane

    Portadown

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    46'
  • GOAL

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    36'
  • GOAL

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    21'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    11'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 69'
  • Garry Breen 11'
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Chris Curran
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 78' 23' 36' 58'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Seanan Foster
  • Aaron Donnelly red substitution 62'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Joe Gormley

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 78' 85' 88'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Mark McKee
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 62'
  • Odhran Casey green substitution 69'
  • Thomas Maguire

Portadown

  • Scott Pengelly
  • Christopher Crane 53'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 46'
  • George Tipton 21'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Luke Wilson
  • Ruairi Croskery
  • Patrick McNally red substitution 46'
  • Stephen Teggart red substitution 62'
  • Nathan Kerr

Substitutes

  • Adam McCallum green substitution 46'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Adam Salley green substitution 62'
  • Lee Bonis green substitution 46'
  • Conall McGrandles
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Kevin Healy

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