Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 22 March 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 910

Referee: Evan Boyce

Dungannon Swifts home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joe Gormley 33'
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Joe Gormley celebrates scoring the only goal of the game ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

TEN-MAN REDS HOLD ON FOR THE WIN

Cliftonville moved to within a point of the top of the table with a narrow victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

The Reds started brightly and came close early on when Paul O'Neill launched a long ball forward for Joe Gormley who attempted to dink the ball over the advancing Dwayne Nelson only for it fall the wrong side of the post.

The visitors threatened again through Ryan Curran who fired over from eight yards while, just after the half-hour mark, Nelson was forced into a brilliant double save to thwart both Curran and Joe Gormley.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the deadlock was eventually broken just after the half-hour mark when Jamie McDonagh's cross from the right was turned towards his own goal by Dylan King before Gormley stepped in to make sure the ball crossed the line.

Dungannon looked a better proposition after the break, and had an opportunity to level after Ryan Mayse sent over a cross from the left for King to head just wide.

And they were given a glimmer of hope on 73 minutes when McDonagh was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Mayse.

Buoyed by this, the Swifts almost made the most of their numerical advantage when Mayse and then Michael Glynn both tested Luke McNicholas, as did Shane McGinty a little after that.

They had one last chance right at the end of normal time but James Knowles' effort from the edge of the box was easily saved by the visiting keeper.

Dungannon Swifts: Nelson, Coyle, Glynn, King, Knowles, Mayse, Campbell, S. McGinty, McGee, Friel, Mohsni subs Moore (not used), McCready (replaced Coyle 75), McKendry (not used), Gallagher (replaced Glynn 84), C. McGinty (replaced S. McGinty 57), Conway (not used), Walsh (replaced McGee 84)

Cliftonville: McNicholas, Ives, C. Curran, R. Curran, O'Neill, McDonagh, Addis, Gormley, Turner, C. Gallagher, Coates subs McKenna (not used), McDermott (replaced O'Neill 75), Harney (not used), M. Gallagher (not used), Donnelly (not used), Doherty (replaced Gormley 82), Kearns (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   0 - 1 Cliftonville
  •  Yellow Card

    Levi Ives

    Larne

    90+3'
  • Luke McNicholas

    Departed Players

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Micheal Glynn

    Larne

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Linfield

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Departed Players

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Departed Players

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolin Coyle

    Portadown

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Loughgall

    75'
  •  Red Card

    Jamie McDonagh

    Portadown

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Portadown

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Institute

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    33'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Caolin Coyle red substitution 75'
  • Micheal Glynn red substitution 84'
  • Dylan King
  • James Knowles
  • Ryan Mayse 72'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Shane McGinty red substitution 57'
  • Ethan McGee red substitution 84'
  • Cathair Friel
  • Bilel Mohsni

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Joe McCready green substitution 75'
  • Luke McKendry
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 84'
  • Cahal McGinty 84' green substitution 57'
  • Shea Conway
  • Marc Walsh green substitution 84'

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Levi Ives 90+3'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Paul O'Neill 72' red substitution 75'
  • Jamie McDonagh 73'
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 82' 33'
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Colin Coates

Substitutes

  • Ruadhán McKenna
  • Conor McDermott green substitution 75'
  • Jamie Harney
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 82'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Mark Gallagher
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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