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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 6 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ian McNabb

Glentoran home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Jamie McDonagh 89'
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Jamie McDonagh celebrates scoring Glentoran's late winner ©Jonathan Porter/PressEye

LATE STRIKE SECURES WIN FOR THE GLENS

A superb Jamie McDonagh strike in the final minutes handed Glentoran all three points from Cliftonville's visit to The Oval.
 
Robbie McDaid might have opened the scoring as early as the third minute after being played through on goal by Rhys Marshall but Aaron McCarey did well to save.
 
McDaid had another chance midway through the half after a poor McCarey goal kick fell into his path via Ruaidhri Donnelly but he could only blaze over in front of goal.
 
And McDaid threatened again right on the stroke of half-time from Caolan Marron's cross into the box but his flicked header was tipped over by McCarey.
 
Cliftonville enjoyed more possession after the break but came closest to scoring in fortunate circumstances when Patrick McClean's attempted clearance came back off Rory Hale only for Dayle Coleing to make the save just as it looked like the ball might sneak over the line. Paul O'Neill and Ronan Doherty also had efforts, but neither troubled Coleing.
 
However, the Glens upped the pressure in the final quarter-of-an-hour with Rhys Marshall firing over and seeing another chance blocked while Conor McMenamin had a first time shot cleared to safety.
 
But Glentoran's winner came right at the end of normal time when McDonagh sparked life into the game with a stunning right-foot effort from distance past McCarey.
 
Then, deep into stoppage time, McMenamin won a penalty from Garry Breen - who was subsequently sent-off for what was his second booking of the game - but Chris Gallagher was unable to beat McCarey from the resultant spot-kick with the Reds keeper doing well to palm the ball away.
 
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, McCullough, Gallagher, R. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, McMenamin, Marron, Plum, Marshall subs Morris (not used), Bigirimana (not used), McDonagh (replaced R. Donnelly 68), Gorman (not used), Stewart (replaced McDaid 90+2), O'Connor (replaced Plum 78), Crowe (not used)
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Breen, Harney, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Hale, Lowe, O'Neill, Coffey subs Dunne (not used), C. Curran (replaced Coffey 68), O'Connor (replaced Harney 90), McCrudden (not used), Casey (not used), Kearns (replaced O'Neill 70), Teggart (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  •  Red Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    90+5'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    90'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    68'

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 68'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 90+2'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Caolan Marron
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 78'
  • Rhys Marshall

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 68' 89'
  • Dale Gorman
  • Cameron Stewart green substitution 90+2'
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 78'
  • Joe Crowe

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Garry Breen 90+5'
  • Jamie Harney red substitution 90'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Aaron Donnelly 74'
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Rory Hale
  • Kris Lowe
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 70'
  • Barry Coffey red substitution 68'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Chris Curran green substitution 68'
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 90'
  • Michael McCrudden
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 70'
  • Eoin Teggart

Glentoran

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Cliftonville

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