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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 6 April 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Michael McCrudden 33' 61'
  •   Ryan O'Reilly 52'
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Michael McCrudden bagged another two goals for Cliftonville ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

McCRUDDEN AT THE DOUBLE FOR REDS

Michael McCrudden bagged another two goals as Cliftonville hit three without reply past Dungannon Swifts at Solitude.
 
Both sides might have moved in front with around a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock. A Rory Hale effort took a deflection off Callum Byers to fall for McCrudden but he sliced his effort wide while, for the Swifts, Shane McGinty produced a superb diving save from Reds keeper Aaron McCarey.
 
The chances continued with James Convie firing straight at McCarey from a good position and Rhyss Campbell then dragging an effort just wide. Play then switched to the other end from Jamie Harney to turn a header from a corner against the crossbar.
 
But the deadlock was broken on 33 minutes. McCrudden, fresh from his hat-trick on Saturday, connected with Daire O'Connor's left-sided cross to head the opening goal past Roy Carroll.
 
Ryan O'Reilly made it 2-0 to the Reds seven minutes into the second half. Again O'Connor provided the decisive ball, playing it across the face of goal for O'Reilly to poke home at the back post.
 
Byers might have pulled one back for the Swifts moment later when he got on the end of a McGinty cross but he could only head over with McCarey scrambling back.
 
However, McCrudden put the game beyond doubt just after the hour when he ran onto Aaron Donnelly's long ball forward to lift his second of the evening over the advancing Carroll.
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, O'Reilly, Harney, C. Curran, O'Connor, R. Curran, McCrudden, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe subs D. Breen (not used), G. Breen (replaced Harney 76), Casey (not used), O'Brien (replaced O'Connor 85), Kearns (not used), Teggart (not used), Coffey (replaced Bagnall 78)
 
Dungannon Swifts: Carroll, Byers, O. Smyth, Campbell, Gallagher, Carvill, S. McGinty, Convie, Glenny, McGee, M. Smyth subs Coyle (not used), Byrne (not used), Patton (replaced Glenny 60), C. McGinty (not used), Mayse (replaced S. McGinty 60), O'Kane (replaced Gallagher 76), Ferson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee O'Brien

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan O'Kane

    Dungannon Swifts

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • GOAL

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Patton

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    53'
  • GOAL

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    35'
  • GOAL

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    33'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Jamie Harney 53' red substitution 76'
  • Michael McCrudden 33' 61'
  • Chris Curran
  • Daire O'Connor red substitution 85'
  • Ryan O'Reilly 52'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall 66' red substitution 78'
  • Rory Hale
  • Kris Lowe

Substitutes

  • Declan Breen
  • Garry Breen green substitution 76'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Lee O'Brien green substitution 85'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Eoin Teggart
  • Barry Coffey green substitution 78'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Roy Carroll
  • Callum Byers
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Ben Gallagher red substitution 76'
  • Michael Carvill
  • Shane McGinty 35' red substitution 60'
  • James Convie
  • Adam Glenny red substitution 60'
  • Ethan McGee
  • Matthew Smyth

Substitutes

  • Caolin Coyle
  • Conner Byrne
  • Mark Patton green substitution 60'
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Ryan Mayse green substitution 60'
  • Dylan O'Kane green substitution 76'
  • Zach Ferson

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