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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1844

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Cliftonville home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Chris Gallagher 52'
  •   Cameron Stewart 4'
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Cameron Stewart roars his delight after opening the scoring for Glentoran ©INPHO/Declan Roughan

GLENS TOO STRONG FOR REDS AT SOLITUDE

Goals early in each half from Cameron Stewart and Chris Gallagher helped Glentoran defeat Cliftonville at Solitude.

The Glens came storming out of the blocks with Robbie McDaid twice coming close during the opening exchanges before, on four minutes, Cameron Stewart poked home from point blank range after Marcus Kane had beaten Richard Brush to the ball to knock it across the face of goal.

Mick McDermott's side might have added to their lead with efforts from Paul O'Neill and Gallagher but Cliftonville almost levelled just before the break when a Ronan Doherty corner wasn't dealt with by Marijan Antolovic only for both Aaron and Rory Donnelly to fail to take advantage of the opportunity.

But Glentoran did extend their advantage seven minutes after the interval when Gallagher sent a left-foot effort from the edge of the area beyond Brush after a long ball into the box wasn't cleared.

The Reds did come close just before the hour through Doherty's drive just over the bar but, on 80 minutes, they were given a boost when Hrvoje Plum's was sent-off for a foul on Thomas Maguire for what was his second booking of the game.

This sparked the home side into a concerted effort to salvage something from their afternoon with Conor McMenamin skimming the crossbar at the far post.

They did have the ball in the net soon after but Rory Donnelly's 'goal' was ruled out offside before, right at the end, Glentoran could have snatched a third when Elvio van Overbeek broke clear to lay the ball off for Conor Pepper but he squandered the chance allowing Brush to gather safely.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, R. Curran, C. Curran, R. Donnelly, Doherty, Bagnall, Gormley, A. Donnelly, Gorman subs Dunne (not used), Foster (not used), Wilson (not used), Maguire (replaced Gorman 79), McMenamin (replaced Bagnall 52), Rocks (not used), McCurry (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Garrett, Kane, Peers, Gallagher, McDaid, Stewart, Pepper, Crowe, O'Neill, Plum subs Morris (not used), Birney (not used), Herron (replaced Stewart 86), Murray (replaced McDaid 90+2), Nasseri (not used), Duric (not used), van Overbeek (replaced O'Neill 69)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   0 - 2 Glentoran
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Carrick Rangers

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    80'
  •  Red Card

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gorman

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gavin Peers

    Glentoran

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Glentoran

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    52'
  • GOAL

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    50'
  • GOAL

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    4'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Garry Breen
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran 50'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 84'
  • Liam Bagnall red substitution 52'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gorman red substitution 79'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Joe Gormley

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 79'
  • Conor McMenamin green substitution 52'
  • Donal Rocks
  • Calvin McCurry

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • William Garrett
  • Marcus Kane
  • Gavin Peers 72'
  • Chris Gallagher 52'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Cameron Stewart red substitution 86' 4'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 69'
  • Hrvoje Plum 80' red substitution 80'
  • Conor Pepper

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Calum Birney
  • John Herron green substitution 86'
  • Darren Murray green substitution 90+2'
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Antonio Đurić
  • Elvio van Overbeek green substitution 69'

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