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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 20 April 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Cliftonville home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly 59'
  •   Ciaran O'Connor 88'
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Ciaran O'Connor celebrates scoring Glentoran's second goal ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

DONNELLY AND O'CONNOR ON TARGET AS GLENS GO SECOND

Glentoran moved into second spot in the table thanks to a two-goal victory over Cliftonville at Solitude.
 
Scoreless at the break, Cliftonville's Rory Hale had the first effort on five minutes but his snapshot failed to trouble Glentoran keeper Rory Brown before, at the other end, Jay Donnelly saw a header deflected over for a corner.
 
Then, with just over a quarter-of-an-hour gone, Donnelly was denied when his well struck left-foot shot was blocked by Garry Breen while a later chance went over following a promising period of play. 
 
Hale had a chance for the Reds early in the second half but his low effort was dragged the wrong side of the target.
 
The deadlock was broken just before the hour. A good move involving Robbie McDaid and Jay Donnelly saw the ball reach Andy Mitchell who, in turn, sent a low effort across the face of goal for Rory Donnelly to touch home.
 
Jay Donnelly had a chance to make it 2-0 on 78 minutes with a long range drive which sailed just over, and moments later at the other end Joe Crowe was on hand to head clear a Kris Lowe delivery to the back post.
 
But Glentoran made sure of the points with a couple of minutes remaining through substitute Ciaran O'Connor who pounced on the loose ball after a low Jay Donnelly effort was initially kept out by Aaron McCarey.
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, O'Connor, R. Curran, McCrudden, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe subs Dunne (not used), Foster (not used), Doherty (replaced O'Reilly 46), Casey (not used), Kearns (replaced McCrudden 64), O'Neill (replaced C. Curran 64), Coffey (not used)
 
Glentoran: Brown, Bigirimana, Gallagher, McDonagh, R. Donnelly, Mitchell, McClean, Crowe, Marron, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), Gorman (not used), McDaid (replaced McDonagh 56), Stewart (not used), O'Connor (replaced Plum 84), Plum (replaced Mitchell 62), Cowan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   0 - 2 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    Rory Brown

    Ballinamallard United

    89'
  • GOAL

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kris Lowe

    Cliftonville

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    62'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    46'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Garry Breen 76'
  • Ryan O'Reilly red substitution 46'
  • Chris Curran red substitution 64'
  • Daire O'Connor
  • Ryan Curran
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 64'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Rory Hale
  • Kris Lowe 76'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Seanan Foster
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 46'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 64'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 64'
  • Barry Coffey

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown 89'
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 56'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 80' 59'
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 62'
  • Patrick McClean 72'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Caolan Marron
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Dale Gorman
  • Robbie McDaid 74' green substitution 56'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 84' 88'
  • Hrvoje Plum green substitution 62' red substitution 84'
  • Keith Cowan

Cliftonville

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Glentoran

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