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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 October 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 986

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Cliftonville home-team
5 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Joe Gormley 50' 55' 59'
  •   Conor McMenamin 90+2'
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Joe Gormley hit a nine minute hat-trick to set the Reds on their way to victory ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

GORMLEY HITS NINE MINUTE HAT-TRICK TO SET REDS UP FOR VICTORY

Joe Gormley claimed the match ball with a superb second half hat-trick as Cliftonville swept to a five goal victory over Dungannon Swifts at Solitude.

The Swifts got off to the better start, coming close during the opening exchanges when Cliftonville keeper Richard Brush could only punch Ally Teggart's corner as far as Seanan Clucas but his subsequent shot went wide.

At the other end Conor McMenamin was denied twice in quick succession by Swifts keeper Niall Morgan but despite this brisk opening the first half was relatively quiet until the 36th minute when Ryan Curran turned the ball against the Swifts crossbar from close range before, moments from the break, Rory Donnelly saw a header well saved.

Cliftonville finally made the breakthrough on 50 minutes when Gormley grabbed his first of the afternoon with a confident finish into the bottom corner after getting on the end of a long Brush clearance.

Then, five minutes after that, Gormley found the net again - and his 200th goal for Cliftonville - after holding off the attentions of the Swifts defence to connect with a Conor McDermott ball to fire past Morgan.

Remarkably it was 3-0 just four minutes later with Gormley on target once more to send the ball between Morgan's legs from McDermott's low cross.

Number four for the Reds came with six minutes remaining when Seanan Foster's cross was knocked towards goal by Rory Donnelly only to be turned into his own net by Kris Lowe as he lost his footing trying to clear.

McMenamin completed the scoring in stoppage time when he twisted and turned to fire low into the bottom corner.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Harney, Breen, R. Curran, C. Curran, R. Donnelly, A. Donnelly, Doherty, Gormley, McMenamin subs Dunne (not used), McKee (replaced Gormley 79), Foster (replaced McDermott 75), Wilson (replaced Doherty 85), Bagnall (not used), Maguire (not used), Gorman (not used)

Dungannon Swifts: Morgan, Byers, Redman, Wilson, King, Clucas, Hughes, Teggart, Lowe, Carvill, McGuinness subs Addis (not used), Smyth (replaced Wilson 75), Patton (not used), Strain (not used), Coyle (not used), Gallagher (not used), Campbell (replaced McGuinness 71)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   5 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark McKee

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Douglas Wilson

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Smyth

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caomhan McGuinness

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Dungannon Swifts

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dylan King

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    55'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    17'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Carvill

    Dungannon Swifts

    16'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 75'
  • Garry Breen 17'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 85'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 79' 50' 55' 59'
  • Conor McMenamin 90+2'
  • Aaron Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Mark McKee green substitution 79'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 75'
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 85'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Thomas Maguire
  • Joe Gorman

Dungannon Swifts

  • Niall Morgan
  • Callum Byers
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson 66' red substitution 75'
  • Dylan King 60'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Alan Teggart
  • Kris Lowe
  • Michael Carvill 16'
  • Caomhan McGuinness red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • Stuart Addis
  • Oisin Smyth green substitution 75'
  • Mark Patton
  • Ryan Waide
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 71'

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