Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 986

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Cliftonville home-team
5 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Conor McDermott
  •   Garry Breen
  •   Ronan Doherty
  •   Joe Gormley 50' 55' 59'
  •   Conor McMenamin 90+2'
  •   Mark McKee
  •   Seanan Foster
  •   Ronan Wilson
  •   Douglas Wilson
  •   Dylan King
  •   Michael Carvill
  •   Caomhan McGuinness
  •   Oisin Smyth
  •   Rhyss Campbell
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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
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark McKee

    Warrenpoint Town

    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

    Dungannon Swifts

    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'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    0'

Cliftonville

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

Substitutions

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

Dungannon Swifts

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

Substitutions

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

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