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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 13 March 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Cliftonville home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Aaron Donnelly 12'
  •   Ryan Curran 26'
  •   Peter Campbell 54'
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Aaron Donnelly opened the scoring for Cliftonville ©Kelvin Boyes/PressEye

REDS EDGE OUT GLENAVON AT SOLITUDE

First half goals from Aaron Donnelly and Ryan Curran gave Cliftonville the edge over Glenavon at Solitude.
 
Glenavon might have seized the early advantage when, after just three minutes, Gregory Moorhouse fired over from close range after Conor McCloskey had crossed from the left.
 
The Reds moved in front, however, on 12 minutes in somewhat fortunate circumstances when Donnelly's cross-come-shot from the right floated over everyone in the box before going in at the top corner.
 
Ryan Curran came close to doubling Cliftonville's lead with a header against the crossbar soon after while Paul O'Neill could only turn the rebound over.
 
But Curran went one better on 26 minutes, heading home from close range at the back post after Rory Hale's initial drive was parried by Craig Hyland before being recycled by O'Neill.
 
Jamie Harney might have added a third just after the half-hour mark but Robert Garrett was there to make the goalline clearance.
 
At the other end McCloskey almost pulled one back with a 35-yard free-kick which crashed back off the bar.
 
However, the visitors did reduce the deficit on 54 minutes through Peter Campbell. Again McCloskey was involved, providing the telling cross into the box which eventually reached Campbell at the far post.
 
O'Neill could have restored Cliftonville's two-goal lead on 71 minutes but, with the goal at his mercy, he couldn't get on the end of Daire O'Connor's squared ball from the left.
 
Glenavon pushed hard for the equaliser in the latter stages with Matthew Snoddy producing a diving save from Aaron McCarey while Kris Lowe headed off the line to deny Daniel Purkis' angled shot.
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Harney, C. Curran, O'Connor, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe, Kearns, O'Neill subs Dunne (not used), McCrudden (replaced R. Curran 90+4), Foster (not used), Doherty (replaced Kearns 76), Casey (not used), Teggart (not used), Coffey (replaced O'Connor 90+2)
 
Glenavon: Hyland, Campbell, Hall, Moorhouse, Snoddy, Harmon, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Ward, McCaffrey subs Byrne (replaced McCaffrey 90+1), Purkis (replaced Moorhouse 46), Fitzpatrick (not used), Norton (not used), Douglas (replaced Hall 46), J. Doyle (not used), O. Taylor (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   2 - 1 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    90+4'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Cliftonville

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth McCaffrey

    Glenavon

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conan Byrne

    Glenavon

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Calvin Douglas

    Glenavon

    46'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    26'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    12'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran
  • Daire O'Connor red substitution 90+2'
  • Aaron Donnelly 12'
  • Ryan Curran red substitution 90+4' 26'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Rory Hale 60'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Daniel Kearns red substitution 76'
  • Paul O'Neill 85'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 90+4'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 76'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Eoin Teggart
  • Barry Coffey green substitution 90+2'

Glenavon

  • Craig Hyland
  • Peter Campbell 54'
  • Andy Hall red substitution 46'
  • Gregory Moorhouse red substitution 46'
  • Matthew Snoddy 72'
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Conor McCloskey
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Sean Ward
  • Gareth McCaffrey red substitution 90+1'

Substitutes

  • Conan Byrne green substitution 90+1'
  • Daniel Purkis green substitution 46'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Robbie Norton
  • Calvin Douglas green substitution 46'
  • Josh Doyle
  • Owen Taylor

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