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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 14 September 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Referee: Declan Hassan

Cliftonville home-team
2 FT 0
away-team H&W Welders
  •   Ryan Curran 40'
  •   Levi Ives 83'
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Ryan Curran opened the scoring for Cliftonville ©Brian Little/PressEye

CURRAN AND IVES SEE REDS THROUGH

A goal in each half for Cliftonville was enough to secure the win against HW Welders in this BetMcLean League Cup second round tie.
 
Much of the early pressure came from the Reds against their Lough 41 Championship counterparts at Solitude with Ryan Curran striking going close within the first five minutes, but seen his effort come back off the post.
 
On 35 minutes, Welders goalkeeper Ben McCauley did well to save a fine goal-bound Aaron Donnelly free-kick.
 
Cliftonville looked certain to score but failed to make the breakthrough as Odhran Casey firstly headed against the post and then could only watch on as his follow-up get cleared off the line following McDonagh’s corner.
 
It didn’t take long though for Cliftonville to take a deserved lead on 40 minutes as Ryan Curran made his effort count by firing home the loose ball from another Jamie McDonagh’s corner. 
 
Paddy McLaughlin’s Cliftonville continued to apply much of the pressure into the second half but could not find the cutting edge for a second goal as it wasn’t until 80 minutes that Levi Ives went closest to doubling the lead with a rasping effort that cannoned off the crossbar.
 
Undeterred Ives bounced back three minutes later to score the second goal to ensure passage to the last sixteen of the BetMcLean League Cup, curling a fine free-kick into the top corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
 

Cliftonville: McNicholas, R. Curran, McDonagh, Foster, Lowe, Donnelly, Casey, Turner, Gallagher, Coates, Kearns subs Dunne (not used), Ives (replaced Donnelly 59), C. Curran (replaced McDonagh 81), O'Neill (replaced R. Curran 72), Doherty (replaced Foster 59), Gormley (replaced Lowe 59), Scannell (not used)

HW Welders: McCauley, McMillan, McCarthy, Spence, Byers, Tommons, McComb, Boyd, Harris, Murray, Nelson subs Dornan (not used), Graham (replaced Tommons 65), McLellan (replaced Murray 77), Henry (replaced Byers 46), Anderson (replaced McComb 65), McMurtry (replaced Nelson 77)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   2 - 0 H&W Welders
  • GOAL

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    H&W Welders

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brandon Nelson

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McLellan

    H&W Welders

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan McMurtry

    H&W Welders

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth Tommons

    H&W Welders

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Carl McComb

    H&W Welders

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Graham

    H&W Welders

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Anderson

    H&W Welders

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Lowe

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Byers

    H&W Welders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Henry

    H&W Welders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    James McCarthy

    H&W Welders

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Tommons

    H&W Welders

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Turner

    Cliftonville

    33'

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Ryan Curran red substitution 72' 40'
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 81'
  • Seanan Foster red substitution 59'
  • Kris Lowe red substitution 59'
  • Aaron Donnelly red substitution 59'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Luke Turner 33'
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Colin Coates
  • Daniel Kearns

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Levi Ives green substitution 59' 83'
  • Chris Curran green substitution 81'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 72'
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 59'
  • Joe Gormley green substitution 59'
  • Conor Scannell

H&W Welders

  • Ben McCauley
  • Scott McMillan
  • James McCarthy 35'
  • Gary Spence
  • Callum Byers red substitution 46'
  • Gareth Tommons 34' red substitution 65'
  • Carl McComb red substitution 65'
  • Joshua Boyd
  • Craig Harris
  • Darren Murray red substitution 77'
  • Brandon Nelson red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Charlie Dornan
  • David Graham green substitution 65'
  • Michael McLellan green substitution 77'
  • Matthew Henry green substitution 46'
  • Mark Anderson green substitution 65'
  • Alan McMurtry green substitution 77'

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