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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 17 October 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 345

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Glentoran
  •   Ryan Curran 86'
football
Cliftonville scorer Ryan Curran in action with Glentoran's Bobby Burns ©PressEye

CURRAN EARNS REDS SOLITUDE POINTS

A Ryan Curran strike four minutes from time handed Cliftonville victory over Glentoran at Solitude on the opening day of the new Danske Bank Premiership campaign.
 
Curran knocked home what was the only goal of the game with a composed finish past Dayle Coleing after Glentoran's Dale Gorman had lost possession on the edge of the area.
 
It was a disappointing finish to the game for the visitors who suffered the dismissal of Cameron Stewart just five minutes prior to the goal after collecting two yellow cards in quick succession.
 
The Glens had edged a first half of few opportunities. New signing Bobby Burns crafted two half chances in the opening ten minutes - one into the side netting - while, at the other end, Chris Curran fired over from the edge of the area.
 
Later in the half Seanan Clucas saw a set piece comfortably gathered by Richard Brush with Jamie McDonagh and Burns having other attempts cleared.
 
Perhaps the best effort to date came early in the second half when Paul O'Neill, following on from his Northern Ireland U21 scoring exploits, burst into the box but his first time effort was kept out by a combination of Garry Breen and keeper Brush.
 
Cliftonville had the ball in the net around the hour mark. Chris Curran played in Conor McMenamin whose effort looked to be going in but Ryan Curran got an extra touch to make sure and was subsequently ruled out offside!
 
Then, soon after, Levi Ives sent a rasping effort whistling past the post as the Reds upped the pressure.
 
Glentoran had an opportunity to break the deadlock with ten minutes remaining when Gorman's free-kick was pushed away by Brush while Stewart nodded the rebound over.
 
However, with Stewart's red card and Curran's late winner, the pendulum swung very much in Cliftonville's favour in those closing minutes.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Ives, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, McMenamin, Donnelly, Bagnall, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), Harney (replaced Gormley 90), Foster (replaced McDermott 66), McKee (not used), Casey (not used), Maguire (replaced Donnelly 85), McKiernan (not used)
 
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, Bigirimana, Gallagher, McDonagh, O'Neill, Mitchell, Clucas, Burns, Marron, Cowan subs Morris (not used), Gorman (replaced Gallagher 65), Stewart (replaced Mitchell 62), O'Connor (not used), Smith (not used), Crowe (not used), J. Donnelly (replaced Gorman 88)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 0 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    88'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    85'
  •  Red Card

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    33'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 66'
  • Levi Ives 80'
  • Garry Breen
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran 86'
  • Conor McMenamin 56'
  • Aaron Donnelly 33' red substitution 85'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 90'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Jamie Harney green substitution 90'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 66'
  • Mark McKee
  • Odhran Casey
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 85'
  • Peter McKiernan

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing
  • Marcus Kane
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Chris Gallagher 35' red substitution 65'
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Paul O'Neill 45'
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 62'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Bobby Burns
  • Caolan Marron
  • Keith Cowan

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Dale Gorman 86' green substitution 65' red substitution 88'
  • Cameron Stewart 82' green substitution 62'
  • Ciaran O'Connor
  • Malachy Smith
  • Joe Crowe
  • Jay Donnelly green substitution 88'

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