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Match Centre

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

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ian McNabb

Larne home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
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Cliftonville keeper Aaron McCarey made a number of saves to deny Larne ©Jonathan Porter/PressEye

SCORELESS AT INVER PARK

Larne slipped a little further off the pace in the battle at the top following a scoreless draw with Cliftonville at Inver Park.

Although scoreless at the break, both sides came very close to scoring inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour.

For Larne Graham Kelly just failed to get a strong enough touch to beat Aaron McCarey from a Tomas Cosgrove cross from the right while, at the other end moments later, Ryan Curran hooked a half volley against the crossbar.

Ronan Hale might have found an opening midway through the first half but his acrobatic volley dropped the wrong side of the far post. Ryan O'Reilly then had a chance for Cliftonville with a bullet header from a Rory Hale corner but, again, this went just wide.

Visiting keeper McCarey did well to twice thwart Larne, pushing a rasping Martin Donnelly drive over and then denying John Herron from outside the box.

Ronan Doherty threatened for Cliftonville early in the second half with a powerful 20-yard drive but this went just over.

Neither side could really find the cutting edge as the game progressed but Larne looked the more likely to find a way through, particularly in the closing moments when Jeff Hughes fizzed a low effort wide from 25 yards before Josh Robinson just failed to connect to an Andy Mitchell free-kick to the back post.

Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Hale, Donnelly, Lynch, A. Mitchell, Cosgrove, Hughes subs C. Mitchell (not used), Randall (not used), McDaid (replaced Lynch 56), McKendry (not used), Wade Slater (not used), Jarvis (not used), McMurray (replaced Hale 82)
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, O'Reilly, Harney, C. Curran, O'Connor, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Hale, Lowe subs Dunne (not used), McCrudden (not used), Foster (not used), Casey (not used), Kearns (replaced O'Connor 73), O'Neill (replaced C. Curran 65), Coffey (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   0 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    62'
  •  Red Card

    Declan Dunne

    Cliftonville

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    56'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 82'
  • Martin Donnelly 80'
  • Lee Lynch red substitution 56'
  • Andy Mitchell 62'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes 73'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Mark Randall
  • David McDaid green substitution 56'
  • Conor McKendry
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 82'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran red substitution 65'
  • Daire O'Connor red substitution 73'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Rory Hale
  • Kris Lowe

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne 62'
  • Michael McCrudden
  • Seanan Foster
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 73'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 65'
  • Barry Coffey

Larne

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Cliftonville

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