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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 10 January 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 2336

Referee: Tim Marshall

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Linfield
  •   Ronan Doherty 12'
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Ronan Doherty celebrates scoring the only goal of the game ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

DOHERTY SENDS REDS BACK TO THE TOP

Cliftonville moved back to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership following a narrow defeat of Linfield at Solitude.

The sides traded half chances during the opening exchanges with Daniel Finlayson seeing an effort blocked while, for the Reds, Ronan Hale tried his luck from distance.

What proved to be the only goal of the game arrived after just 12 minutes when a perfectly weighted pass from Hale reached Ronan Doherty - celebrating his 27th birthday - who ran onto the ball and fired beyond Chris Johns into the opposite corner.

Jonny Addis might added a second soon after only to fail to find the target from close range.

The Blues came closest to levelling in the final few minutes of the first half when Finlayson saw his left-footed curling effort just go the wrong side of the near post.

Linfield applied considerable pressure after the break in pursuit of the equaliser.

Joel Cooper flashed an effort across the face of goal which Nathan Gartside did well to palm away, with Cooper again testing the Reds keeper from close range not long after that while Levi Ives made a goalline clearance to deny Finlayson.

Further opportunities came via Cooper from close range, and then from a volley, but Gartside proved equal to both as the Reds held on to claim the points.

Cliftonville: Gartside, Ives, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, Lowe, R. Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Ronan Hale, Moore subs G. Doherty, C. Curran, R. Curran, McDonagh, Robinson, Casey, Coates

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Shields, Cooper, McDaid, M. Clarke, Finlayson, Mulgrew, Vertainen, Palmer subs Walsh, McClean, Stewart, McKee, Devine, Pepper, A. Clarke

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 0 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Gartside

    Cliftonville

    90+5'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Colin Coates

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Newberry

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Glenavon

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    32'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    12'

Cliftonville

  • Nathan Gartside 90+5'
  • Levi Ives 74'
  • Jonathan Addis red substitution 61'
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Rory Hale red substitution 82'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 82' 12'
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 77'
  • Luke Turner
  • Ronan Hale
  • Sean Moore

Substitutes

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Chris Curran green substitution 77'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 61'
  • Jamie Robinson
  • Odhran Casey green substitution 82'
  • Colin Coates green substitution 82'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Michael Newberry red substitution 82'
  • Chris Shields
  • Joel Cooper
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 61'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Eetu Vertainen red substitution 71'
  • Cameron Palmer 32' red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Kyle McClean
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 71'
  • Chris McKee green substitution 71'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 82'
  • Conor Pepper
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 61'

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