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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 15 May 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Glentoran home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Rory Hale 63'
  •   Michael McCrudden 84'
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Cliftonville celebrate Michael McCrudden's goal ©Philip Magowan/INPHO

HALE AND McCRUDDEN ON TARGET FOR REDS

Two second half goals helped Cliftonville to victory over Glentoran at The Oval.
 
The sides traded chances during the opening quarter-of-an-hour. Daire O'Connor had an early shot straight at Rory Brown while Conor McMenamin had a goalbound effort blocked by Liam Bagnall.
 
Kris Lowe was then denied by Brown from a Michael McCrudden before, at the other end, Patrick McClean saw a header deflect off Lowe before being gathered by Aaron McCarey.
 
After a bit of a lull midway through the half the tempo increased again towards the break with McCarey doing well to tip a Dale Gorman effort over before the Reds keeper was called into action again to save from Rory Donnelly at the near post.
 
Cliftonville had a couple of chances early in the second half, with O'Connor firing over after getting past Luke McCullough while McCrudden curled an effort wide a few minutes later.
 
But the Reds did find a way through just after the hour. The ball reached Rory Hale on the edge of the area to which he responded with a strong finish into the top corner in off the crossbar.
 
Glentoran almost levelled moments later after Rhys Marshall played McMenamin through but he could only fire over from close range.
 
Ryan Curran thought he had doubled Cliftonville's lead on 83 minutes but his 'goal' was ruled out offside.
 
However, Cliftonville's second did arrive moments after that courtesy of McCrudden's close range finished after O'Connor had squared the ball into his path.
 
Glentoran: Brown, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gorman, R. Donnelly, Mitchell, McClean, McMenamin, Marron, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), Gallagher (not used), McDonagh (replaced Bigirimana 82), Clucas (not used), O'Connor (replaced Mitchell 58), Crowe (not used), Cowan (not used)
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Ives, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, O'Connor, McCrudden, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe subs Dunne (not used), R. Curran (replaced Ives 72), Foster (replaced Bagnall 46), Doherty (replaced Breen 59), Kearns (not used), O'Neill (not used), Coffey (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   0 - 2 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Glentoran

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • GOAL

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Bagnall

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    11'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana red substitution 82'
  • Dale Gorman
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 81'
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 58'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Caolan Marron
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 82'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Ciaran O'Connor 90+2' green substitution 58'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Keith Cowan

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Levi Ives red substitution 72'
  • Garry Breen red substitution 59'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran
  • Daire O'Connor
  • Rory Hale 63'
  • Michael McCrudden 84'
  • Aaron Donnelly 11'
  • Liam Bagnall red substitution 46'
  • Kris Lowe

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ryan Curran green substitution 72'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 46'
  • Ronan Doherty 90+1' green substitution 59'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Barry Coffey
© Philip Magowan/INPHO

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