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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 2 November 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1106

Referee: Evan Boyce

Cliftonville home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Joe Gormley 5' 35'
  •   Ryan Curran 53' (pen)
football
Joe Gormley celebrates scoring ©Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

POLISHED REDS HIT FOUR PAST PORTS

Cliftonville hit four goals without reply past Portadown at Solitude to extend their advantage at the top of the table.

The Reds needed just five minutes to open the scoring when Joe Gormley connected with Jamie McDonagh's cross from the right to head beyond Jethren Barr.

Portadown might have levelled moments later when Lee Bonis tested Declan Dunne with a half volley but the keeper did well to turn the ball around the post.

Eoin Teggart then drilled a 25-yard effort just wide while, at the other end, Ryan Curran came close with a well struck volley.

But Cliftonville doubled their lead midway through the first half courtesy of Gormley's cross from wide right side of the area which bypassed everyone before striking the far post and going in off the unfortunate Paul Finnegan.

Then, on 35 minutes, it was 3-0 and, with it, Gormley's second of the night. On this occasion he pounced on a mistimed George Tipton clearance to knock the ball past Barr from 12 yards.

Although the outcome wasn't in any doubt, the Reds pushed on to knock home a fourth early in the second half.

Again, Gormley was involved although this time he was brought down inside the box by Greg Hall and from the subsequent spot-kick Ryan Curran stepped up to convert.

Cliftonville: Dunne, C. Curran, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Donnelly, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher subs McNicholas (not used), Ives (not used), Harney (replaced Addis 57), O’Neill (replaced Gormley 57), Foster (replaced McDonagh 64), Coates (replaced Lowe 64), Kearns (replaced Doherty 57)

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Tipton, Bonis, Conaty, S. Teggart, E. Teggart subs Doherty (not used), Lavery (replaced E. Teggart 57), Salley (not used), Anderson (replaced Bonis 70), Kerr (replaced McCallum 26), Warde (replaced McKeown 57)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   4 - 0 Portadown
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Turner

    Cliftonville

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Harry Anderson

    Armagh City

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Ruddy

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Lowe

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Colin Coates

    Cliftonville

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Teggart

    Loughgall

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Greg Hall

    Ards

    52'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    35'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCallum

    Unregistered Players

    26'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Kerr

    Annagh United

    26'
  • OWN GOAL

    Paul Finnegan

    Annagh United

    23'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    5'

Cliftonville

  • Declan Dunne
  • Chris Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 64'
  • Kris Lowe red substitution 64'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 57' 5' 35'
  • Aaron Donnelly 78'
  • Jonathan Addis red substitution 57'
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 57'
  • Ryan Curran 53'
  • Luke Turner 86'
  • Chris Gallagher

Substitutes

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Levi Ives
  • Jamie Harney green substitution 57'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 57'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 64'
  • Colin Coates green substitution 64'
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 57'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall 52'
  • Michael Ruddy 65'
  • Adam McCallum red substitution 26'
  • Paul Finnegan 23' (OG)
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 57'
  • George Tipton
  • Lee Bonis 67' red substitution 70'
  • Oisin Conaty 59'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Eoin Teggart red substitution 57'

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • Chris Lavery green substitution 57'
  • Adam Salley
  • Harry Anderson green substitution 70'
  • Nathan Kerr green substitution 26'
  • Sam Warde green substitution 57'
© Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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