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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 19 March 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 1244

Referee: Tony Clarke

Glenavon home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Paul O'Neill 26'
  •   Joe Gormley 50'
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Cliftonville celebrate Paul O'Neill's opener ©Alan Weir/Pacemaker Press

ON FORM REDS WIN AGAIN

A goal in either half from Paul O'Neill and Joe Gormley ensured Cliftonville secured victory from this visit to Mourneview Park to face Glenavon.

With the windy conditions playing their part in proceedings it took a while for the game to get going but, when it did, it proved to be a pivotal moment.

Glenavon almost seized the advantage on 25 minutes when Peter Campbell raced onto a through ball to go one-on-one with Luke McNicholas only to lift the ball over the Cliftonville keeper and onto the crossbar before it bounced to safety.

Then, almost straightaway, the Reds moved in front through O'Neill who was quickest to react to a throw-in to turn the ball into the net.

O'Neill squandered a chance to double his tally a little later in the half but could only turn the ball over at the back post from close range while, moments from the break, Gormley had a go from around 30 yards which sailed just past the right post.

However, Gormley went one better five minutes into the second half with a header home at the back post after both James Taylor and Calum Birney failed to cut out Jamie McDonagh's cross.

Attempting to get his side back into the game, Andy Hall had a go from around 20-yards with a free-kick but Reds keeper McNicholas proved equal to the challenge while, a little after that, Campbell offered up a speculative effort which drifted harmlessly wide.

Later half chances came and went with Matthew Fitzpatrick perhaps having the best of these with a volley from a Campbell cross but he couldn't keep the ball down as the visitors held on to take the points back to Belfast.

Glenavon: Taylor, Birney, Haughey, Waterworth, Campbell, Hall, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Wallace, Singleton, Garrett subs O’Mahony (replaced Hall 62), J. Doyle (replaced Garrett 65), Corr (not used), Lynch (not used), Norton (not used), Harvey (not used), Prendergast (not used)

Cliftonville: McNicholas, Ives, C. Curran, R. Curran, O’Neill, McDonagh, Lowe, Addis, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher subs McKenna (not used), McDermott (replaced McDonagh 90+3), Harney (not used), Donnelly (not used), Doherty (replaced Gormley 86), Coates (replaced Lowe 46), Kearns (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   0 - 2 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Cliftonville

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Lowe

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Colin Coates

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    26'

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Calum Birney
  • Mark Haughey
  • Andrew Waterworth
  • Peter Campbell
  • Andy Hall red substitution 62'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 75'
  • Danny Wallace
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 62'
  • Josh Doyle green substitution 65'
  • Harry Lynch
  • Harry Norton
  • Aaron Prendergast
  • Liam Corr
  • Bobby Harvey

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Levi Ives 56'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Paul O'Neill 90+3' 26'
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 90+3'
  • Kris Lowe red substitution 46'
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 86' 50'
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher

Substitutes

  • Ruadhán McKenna
  • Conor McDermott green substitution 90+3'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 86'
  • Colin Coates green substitution 46'
  • Daniel Kearns
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