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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 April 2022 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 3986

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Glentoran home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Seanan Clucas 80'
  •   Chris Gallagher 16'
  •   Ryan Curran 67'
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REDS WIN BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH

Cliftonville defeated Glentoran at the BetMcLean Oval but, unfortunately for the Reds, it wasn't enough to land them the league title.

Paddy McLaughlin's side went into the game knowing they needed to better Linfield's result against Coleraine to leapfrog them into top spot but with the also Blues winning it meant the runners-up spot for the North Belfast side.

Cliftonville moved in front with just over a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock through Chris Gallagher who controlled the ball on his chest before sending in a right-foot shot which took a bounce on its way past Aaron McCarey.

And they might have doubled their lead soon after when Ronan Doherty saw an effort saved by Aaron McCarey with Joe Gormley's follow-up cleared off the line.

Then, not long after that, Gormley threatened again only to drag his effort wide from around ten yards out.

Glentoran started the second half brightly as Michael O'Connor had a go from distance but his strike sailed just the wrong side of the right post.

At the other end Jamie McDonagh looked to add Cliftonville's second from 35-yards but found McCarey in top form to push the ball away to his left.

Cliftonville finally added their second on 67 minutes courtesy of Ryan Curran's finish past a couple of defenders before slipping the ball under the home keeper.

Glentoran grabbed an 80th minute consolation after Seanan Clucas glanced a header beyond Luke McNicholas from a Bobby Burns corner.

Glentoran: McCarey, Burns, McCartan, Donnelly, McClean, O’Connor, Crowe, Powers, Plum, Wightman, Cole subs Bigirimana (replaced Powers 78), Marshall (replaced Plum 60), Clucas (replaced Wightman 68), McMenamin (not used), Cushnie (replaced O'Connor 60), Jenkins (replaced McCartan 68), Glendinning (not used)

Cliftonville: McNicholas, Ives, Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher, Coates subs McKenna (not used), Harney (replaced Addis 73), C. Curran (replaced Doherty 71), O’Neill (replaced Gormley 71), Lowe (not used), Donnelly (replaced Gallagher 73), Kearns (replaced Hale 60)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   1 - 2 Cliftonville
  • GOAL

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dillon Powers

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Unregistered Players

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Wightman

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Portadown

    68'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    34'
  • GOAL

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    16'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Bobby Burns 34'
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 68'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Patrick McClean
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 60'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Dillon Powers red substitution 78'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 60'
  • Aaron Wightman red substitution 68'
  • Darren Cole

Substitutes

  • Gaël Bigirimana green substitution 78'
  • Rhys Marshall green substitution 60'
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 68' 80'
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 60'
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 68'
  • Ross Glendinning

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Levi Ives
  • Rory Hale red substitution 60'
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 73' 16'
  • Jonathan Addis 70' red substitution 73'
  • Ronan Doherty 53' red substitution 71'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 71'
  • Ryan Curran 67'
  • Luke Turner
  • Colin Coates

Substitutes

  • Ruadhán McKenna
  • Jamie Harney green substitution 73'
  • Chris Curran green substitution 71'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 71'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Aaron Donnelly green substitution 73'
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 60'
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