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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 27 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Evan Boyce

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Ryan Curran 32'
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Ryan Curran scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

CURRAN ON TARGET AS REDS CONTINUE RUN

Cliftonville stretched their unbeaten run to five games thanks to a single goal defeat of Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
 
Carrick enjoyed the better of what chances were created during the opening exchanges with Jordan Jenkins seeing an effort deflected just wide while he later found himself one-on-one with Aaron McCarey but he could only chip the ball over before Lloyd Anderson had a shot tipped against the base of an upright.
 
However, somewhat against the run of play, Ryan Curran fired Cliftonville in front just after the half-hour mark with a finish into the bottom left corner after the ball fell into his path.
 
Cliftonville might have doubled their lead early in the second half through efforts from Barry Coffey and Rory Hale but both failed to hit the target.
 
Carrick within a whisker of levelling on 56 minutes after Reece Glendinning had a go from distance but he his stunning strike came crashing back off the crossbar.
 
But the home side were dealt a blow just after the hour when they were reduced to ten men following Kurtis Forsythe's sending off for a reckless challenge on Paul O'Neill.
 
The Reds failed to make the most of a great chance to make it 2-0 with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining. Kris Lowe brought the ball forward to find Michael McCrudden who cut it back for Ciaran O'Connor but he didn't test Hogg with the goal at his mercy.
 
Then a little after that Ryan Curran could have doubled his tally for the afternoon after doing well to control the ball but his goalbound effort was blocked by Reece Neale.
 
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Forsythe, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Chapman, Cherry, Glendinning, Gibson, Anderson, Jenkins subs McKinty, Smith, Gordon, McKenna, Millar, Wylie, Storey
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe, O'Neill, Coffey subs Dunne, Harney, O'Connor, McCrudden, Casey, O'Brien, Kearns

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 1 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Millar

    Carrick Rangers

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerard Storey

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  •  Red Card

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    32'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    26'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    10'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Gordon

    Carrick Rangers

    10'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Kurtis Forsythe 64'
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor red substitution 10'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Lee Chapman
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 79'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Jordan Gibson 65'
  • Lloyd Anderson
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 83'

Substitutes

  • Geoff McKinty
  • Michael Smith
  • Steven Gordon green substitution 10'
  • Harry Wylie
  • Liam McKenna
  • Jack Millar green substitution 83'
  • Gerard Storey green substitution 79'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Garry Breen
  • Ryan O'Reilly 86'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran 32'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Rory Hale red substitution 60'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Paul O'Neill 26' red substitution 73'
  • Barry Coffey

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Jamie Harney
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 60'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 73'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Lee O'Brien
  • Daniel Kearns

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