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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 24 November 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Cliftonville home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Shay McCartan 10' 55'
  •   Paul McElroy 50' (pen)
  •   Leroy Millar 79'
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Shay McCartan scored twice for Ballymena ©PressEye

UNITED SWEEP TO COMFORTABLE SOLITUDE WIN

Ballymena United continued their return to form with a sweeping four-goal victory over Cliftonville at Solitude.
 
It took David Jeffrey's side just ten minutes to open the scoring when Shay McCartan beat Ronan Doherty to possession some 25 yards goal before sending a superbly struck low effort past Richard Brush into the bottom corner.
 
That was how it stayed until five minutes into the second when Paul McElroy made it 2-0 from the spot, sending Brush the wrong way after Garry Breen had conceded the penalty following a challenge on McCartan.
 
And McCartan was back on the scoresheet again five minutes after that, this time with a sweetly executed 30-yard free-kick which dipped over the wall and deceived Brush on its way into the net.
 
Not content with that, the Sky Blues pushed on to bag a fourth on 79 minutes. Leroy Millar exchanged passes with Ross Redman on the edge of the area before the former sent a low left-foot drive beyond Brush in off the right post.
 
The Reds might have bagged a consolation on a poor night for them but Michael McCrudden's shot from the right side of the area could only strike the far upright.

Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, McMenamin, McKee, Doherty, Gormley, Maguire subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (replaced McKee 53), McCrudden (replaced Maguire 53), Foster (not used), Bagnall (not used), Casey (not used), Scannell (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, Friel, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Millar, C. Kelly, J. Kelly subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (not used), Winchester (not used), Harpur (not used), Waide (not used), Ervin (not used), McCready (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   0 - 4 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    Kofi Balmer

    Ballymena United

    45+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark McKee

    Cliftonville

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Cliftonville

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    53'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    50'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    10'

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Garry Breen 54'
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran 81'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Mark McKee red substitution 53'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley
  • Thomas Maguire red substitution 53'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 53'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 53'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Odhran Casey
  • Conor Scannell

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Cathair Friel
  • Shay McCartan 81' 10' 55'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Kofi Balmer 45+1'
  • Trai Hume
  • Leroy Millar 79'
  • Ciaran Kelly
  • Joshua Kelly

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane
  • Jude Winchester
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Ryan Waide
  • Jim Ervin
  • Joe McCready

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