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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 October 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1340

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Cliftonville home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Ryan Curran 80' 82'
  •   Josh Doyle 46'
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©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

CURRAN DOUBLES UP TO KEEP REDS TOP

Cliftonville remain top of the Danske Bank Premiership following victory over Glenavon amid some dramatic closing scenes at Solitude.

The game got off to a frenetic start albeit with nothing of note created at either end until, perhaps, midway through the first half when Jamie McDonagh's low curling free-kick was pushed away by James Taylor.

The Reds had the ball in the net just after the half-hour mark but Joe Gormley's 'goal' was ruled out offside while Glenavon's best effort came three minutes before the break when Mark Stafford just missed heading home Kyle Beggs' free-kick delivered to the back post.

However the visitors made no mistake less than a minute into the second half. A howler from keeper Declan Dunne saw him send a pass straight to Josh Doyle who made no mistake in promptly returning the ball into the unguarded net.

Cliftonville had a 'goal' ruled out for a second time soon after but Ryan Curran's effort into the top corner was disallowed for a foul in the build up.

Glenavon might have doubled their advantage around the hour mark but Matthew Fitzpatrick could only fire over as he met a Peter Campbell low cross before Cliftonville suffered a third disallowed goal after an infringement was spotted ahead of another Gormley strike.

But Cliftonville eventually bagged their equaliser on 80 minutes after Ryan Curran ran onto a Chris Curran cross to direct the ball past Taylor.

And the pair combined just a couple of minutes after that for Ryan's second of the game - and subsequent winner - smashed into the top corner from a tight angle.

Glenavon thought they had levelled right at the end when Danny Wallace found the net only for this to be ruled offside and, in the moments that followed, suffered the dismissal of Matthew Snoddy for his protests.

Cliftonville: Dunne, Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Donnelly, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher subs McNicholas (not used), Harney (not used), C. Curran (replaced Gallagher 65), O’Neill (replaced Hale 72), Foster (not used), Coates (not used), Kearns (replaced McDonagh 80)

Glenavon: Taylor, Stafford, Birney, Campbell, Beggs, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Wallace, J. Doyle, Garrett, Ward subs A. Doyle (not used), Hall (not used), Harmon (not used), McCloskey (replaced Beggs 72), O’Mahony (replced Stafford 88), Hunter (not used), Singleton (replaced Garrett 88)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   2 - 1 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    90+2'
  •  Red Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Stafford

    Ballinamallard United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Coleraine

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Singleton

    Glentoran

    88'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Beggs

    Ballyclare Comrades

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle Beggs

    Ballyclare Comrades

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Ward

    Glenavon

    55'
  • GOAL

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    46'

Cliftonville

  • Declan Dunne
  • Rory Hale red substitution 72'
  • Ryan Curran 80' 82'
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 80'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran green substitution 65'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 72'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Colin Coates
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 80'

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Mark Stafford red substitution 88'
  • Calum Birney 90+2'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Kyle Beggs 70' red substitution 72'
  • Matthew Snoddy 90'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Danny Wallace
  • Josh Doyle 46'
  • Robert Garrett red substitution 88'
  • Sean Ward 55'

Substitutes

  • Andrew Doyle
  • Andy Hall
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Conor McCloskey green substitution 72'
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 88'
  • Ross Hunter
  • James Singleton green substitution 88'
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