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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 6 November 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1245

Referee: Shane Andrews

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Ronan Doherty 25'
  •   Joe Gormley 36'
  •   Jamie McDonagh 86'
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Joe Gormley doubles Cliftonville's lead ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

REDS STRENGTHEN HOLD ON TOP SPOT

Cliftonville stretched their lead at the top of the table to five points following a three goal defeat of Dungannon Swifts at Solitude.

After a number of half chances during the opening exchanges the Reds finally moved in front on 25 minutes through Ronan Doherty who headed past Dwayne Nelson after meeting Jamie McDonagh's right-footed corner.

The home side might have doubled their advantage soon after. Chris Curran laid the ball off for Joe Gormley but he could only fire straight at Nelson, while Curran sent the follow up into the side netting.

However it was 2-0 on 36 minutes after another McDonagh ball reached Gormley who duly wasted no time in firing past the Swifts keeper from point blank range.

Gormley almost added a third moments later only to hit the woodwork with a quick turn and shot, again from a McDonagh delivery.

The Swifts squandered a chance to reduce the deficit midway through the second half but Caolin Coyle could only fire straight at Declan Dunne from inside the box.

McDonagh came close to turning home Cliftonville's third a little later but was denied when Nelson flicked the ball over.

But he wasn't to be denied four minutes from time. Doherty played Gormley through to have a shot which fell just short but McDonagh kept the ball alive to apply the finishing touch and get the goal his earlier efforts deserved.

Cliftonville: Dunne, C. Curran, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Donnelly, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher subs McNicholas (not used), Ives (not used), O’Neill (replaced McDonagh 87), Foster (replaced Gormley 87), Casey (not used), Coates (not used), Kearns (replaced Gallagher 56)

Dungannon Swifts: Nelson, Coyle, Glynn, Cowan, Mayse, Smyth, Campbell, McGinty, McBrien, McGee, Conway subs Groogan (not used), Knowles (replaced Conway 71), McAleer (replaced Mayse 52), McKendry (not used), Gallagher (replaced Campbell 71), Glenny (not used), Convie (replaced McGee 81)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    87'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Dungannon Swifts

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Dungannon Swifts

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolin Coyle

    Dungannon Swifts

    37'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    36'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    25'

Cliftonville

  • Declan Dunne
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Kris Lowe
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ronan Doherty 25'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 87' 36'
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 87' 86'
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Levi Ives
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 87'
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 87'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Colin Coates
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 56'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Caolin Coyle 37'
  • Michael Glynn
  • Keith Cowan
  • Ryan Mayse 41' red substitution 52'
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Rhyss Campbell red substitution 71'
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Darragh McBrien
  • Ethan McGee red substitution 81'
  • Shea Conway red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • Adam Groogan
  • James Knowles green substitution 71'
  • Caolan McAleer green substitution 52'
  • Conor McKendry
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 71'
  • Adam Glenny
  • James Convie green substitution 81'
© Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

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