Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 January 2024 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1710

Referee: Ben McMaster

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Ronan Hale 33' (pen) 60'
  •   Ronan Doherty 79'
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RONAN HITS THE MARK FOR THE REDS

Cliftonville hit three goals without reply past Ballymena United at Solitude.

The Reds almost moved in front on 11 minutes when Sean Stewart laid the ball back for Ben Wilson only for his shot to be turned onto the crossbar by United 'keeper Sean O'Neill.

Jim Magilton's side continued to press, and came close again from a Stewart pass for Ben Wylie to fire just over the top.

Cliftonville struck the woodwork again on the half-hour mark with Wilson crossing from the right for Ronan Hale to nod against the bar.

But Hale wasn't to be denied just a few minutes later when he stepped up to convert from the spot into the bottom corner after Dylan Boyle was adjudged to have upended Stewart.

Ballymena came out positively after the break, with Fraser Taylor doing well to work his way into the area only to see his subsequent effort kept out by David Odumosu.

However the Reds doubled their lead on the hour with Hale's second of the afternoon, squeezing the ball beneath the visiting keeper after collecting a pass from Joe Gormley.

Then, with just over ten minutes to go, Ronan Doherty completed the scoring after getting past Kym Nelson before curling a well executed finish into the top corner.

Cliftonville: Odumosu, Stewart, Addis, Curran, Doherty, Casey, Hale, Kearney, Wilson, McGuinness, Wylie subs Gartside, Pepper, Kenny, Jordan, Gordon, Gormley, Corrigan

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Whiteside, Waide, McCullough, F. Taylor, McGrory, Tennant, Boyle, Brown, Place subs Johnston, Friel, O’Boyle, D. Taylor, McAuley, Stewart, Mallon

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Portadown

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Fiontan O'Boyle

    Coagh United

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Mallon

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Departed Players

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Cliftonville

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Curran

    Departed Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Gordon

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scot Whiteside

    Linfield

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wilson

    Departed Players

    38'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    38'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    33'

Cliftonville

  • David Odumosu
  • Sean Stewart
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Chris Curran 68' red substitution 74'
  • Ronan Hale 33' 60'
  • Ronan Doherty 79'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Shea Kearney
  • Ben Wilson red substitution 38'
  • Stephen McGuinness
  • Ben Wylie red substitution 61'

Substitutes

  • Nathan Gartside
  • Conor Pepper green substitution 74'
  • Luke Kenny
  • Reece Jordan
  • Shea Gordon green substitution 61'
  • Joe Gormley green substitution 38'
  • Ryan Corrigan

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson
  • Scot Whiteside 51'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 82'
  • Steven McCullough red substitution 90+3'
  • Fraser Taylor
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 63'
  • Lewis Tennant
  • Dylan Boyle
  • Sean Brown
  • Mikey Place red substitution 82'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 82'
  • Fiontan O'Boyle green substitution 90+3'
  • David Taylor
  • Shea McAuley
  • Noah Stewart green substitution 63'
  • Ben Mallon green substitution 82'
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