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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 24 August 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 566

Referee: Shane Andrews

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Chris Curran 60'
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Chris Curran beats Lloyd Anderson to a header ©Declan Roughan/INPHO

CURRAN GIVES CLIFTONVILLE THE EDGE OVER CARRICK

A Chris Curran finish just after the hour secured a first away win of the season for Cliftonville over Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

It took a while for the game to spark into life. Joe Gormley had perhaps the first effort of note midway through the first half when his near post shot from a narrow angle was pushed behind by Aaron Hogg while, for Carrick, James Ferrin headed over from a Reece Neale cross.

Rory Donnelly then had a chance when his low shot was well held by Hogg before, a little later, he teed Gormley up but Hogg again made the save.

Levi Ives had the ball in the net for Cliftonville early in the second half but his strike was ruled out offside.

But the deadlock was eventually broken on 61 minutes when Ryan Curran squared the ball to Chris Curran who made no mistake poking home the finish.

Looking to extend their lead, the Reds pushed forward with Gormley firing over from the edge of the box while Ryan Curran delivered a 25-yard drive straight at the home keeper.

Ferrin tested Richard Brush with just over a quarter-of-an-hour to go with a low shot from a free-kick but despite upping the pressure in the closing stages in search of the equaliser Niall Currie's side were unable to deny Cliftonville the points.

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Chapman, Faulkner, Nixon, Ferrin, Smith, Cherry, Anderson subs McAuley (not used), Carson (not used), Rodgers (not used), M. Kelly (replaced Faulkner 83), Magill (not used), McDermott (replaced Cherry 63), Gray (replaced Chapman 69)

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Ives, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, R. Curran, R. Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), Foster (not used), Wilson (replaced Bagnall 81), Maguire (not used), McMenamin (replaced R. Donnelly 66), A. Donnelly (not used), Gorman (replaced Gormley 87)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 1 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gorman

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Cliftonville

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Carrick Rangers

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Gray

    Ballyclare Comrades

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ashton McDermott

    Bangor

    63'
  • GOAL

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    William Faulkner

    Carrick Rangers

    33'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Kelly

    Newry City

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    16'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Lee Chapman red substitution 69'
  • William Faulkner red substitution 33'
  • Stewart Nixon
  • James Ferrin
  • Michael Smith 90+2'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 63'
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Liam McAuley
  • Mark Carson
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Mark Kelly green substitution 33'
  • Daniel Magill
  • Ashton McDermott green substitution 63'
  • Adam Gray green substitution 69'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Levi Ives
  • Garry Breen 70'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran 60'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 66'
  • Liam Bagnall 16' red substitution 81'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 87'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 81'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Thomas Maguire
  • Conor McMenamin green substitution 66'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Joe Gorman green substitution 87'

Carrick Rangers

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Cliftonville

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