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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Larne
  •   Ronan Doherty 5'
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Ronan Doherty is congratulated on scoring the only goal of the game ©Philip Magowan/PressEye

EARLY GOAL GIVES REDS THE EDGE

Ronan Doherty bagged the only goal of the game as Cliftonville defeated Larne at Solitude.
 
He struck as early as the fifth minute with a thumping finish from the edge of the area after the Larne defence had failed to deal with a Chris Curran ball from the right.
 
And Ryan Curran might have added a second moments later but his effort from Rory Hale's ball was turned away by Conor Devlin.
 
Larne had two back-to-back chances midway through the first half but both Mark Randall and Ronan Hale saw their efforts dealt with by Aaron McCarey.
 
The visitors did have the ball in the net after the half-hour mark after Jeff Hughes nodded a Randall delivery into the bottom corner but the 'goal' was ruled out offside.
 
They had further efforts later in the first half, but Johnny McMurray could only drag the ball wide while a Hale long range volley dipped just over.
 
Cliftonville came close early in the second half with Chris Curran offering up a curling effort which was blocked before Kris Lowe's follow-up was too high.
 
Chasing the game, Larne did push forward for the equaliser but their efforts proved fruitless as proceedings became increasingly scrappy.
 
Larne stepped up a gear in the closing minutes. Dean Jarvis saw a half volley from the edge of the box turned over and Hughes directed an angled effort just wide.
 
Then, in stoppage time, the visitors had one last chance when Cosgrove found Hughes at the near post but he could only poke the ball the wrong side of the upright.
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Hale, Lowe, O'Neill subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (replaced O'Neill 85), McCrudden (not used), Foster (not used), Casey (not used), Kearns (not used), Coffey (replaced Coffey 70)
 
Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Sule, Randall, Hale, Mottley-Henry, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis, McMurray subs C. Mitchell (not used), Herron (replaced McMurray 68), McDaid (replaced Mottley-Henry 62), Lynch (not used), A. Mitchell (not used), McKendry (replaced Randall 84), Wade Slater (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 0 Larne
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Mottley-Henry

    Larne

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    15'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    5'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    5'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Garry Breen
  • Ryan O'Reilly 5'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran 90+4'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 70' 5'
  • Rory Hale 80'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 85'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 85'
  • Michael McCrudden 83'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Barry Coffey green substitution 70'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson 15'
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall red substitution 84'
  • Ronan Hale
  • Dylan Mottley-Henry red substitution 62'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray red substitution 68'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • John Herron 90' green substitution 68'
  • David McDaid green substitution 62'
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Conor McKendry 90+4' green substitution 84'
  • Luke Wade-Slater

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Larne

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