Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 6 February 2024 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 3215

Referee: Ben McMaster

Glentoran home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Aidan Wilson 38'
  •   Bobby Burns 45'
  •   Ronan Hale 48'
  •   Odhran Casey 90+5'
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Odhran Casey hit Cliftonville's late, late leveller ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

REDS HIT BACK TO CLAIM STOPPAGE TIME POINT

Glentoran let slip a two-goal lead as Cliftonville grabbed a late, late equaliser to earn a point at the BetMcLean Oval.

Warren Feeney's side started in determined fashion, and might have raced into a commanding lead inside the opening ten minutes.

Daire O'Connor fashioned the first effort of note when he broke free to run onto a David Fisher through ball only to see his low shot saved by David Odumosu.

O'Connor threatened again moments later with a curling effort just past the far post before proving to be a danger once more with a powerful volley from the edge of the area.

Glentoran continued to look by far the most likely to find a way through with Junior sending an effort off target, as did Fisher followed by Jonny Russell.

Despite this, the Reds were the first to have the ball in the net but Ronan Hale's follow-up after Joe Gormley had struck an upright was ruled out offside.

The deadlock was finally broken seven minutes from the break, with Glentoran deservedly going in front after Bobby Burns' free-kick was nodded home at close range by Aidan Wilson.

Then, right at the end of the first half, Burns doubled the home advantage when he knocked the ball past Odumosu from the edge of the area.

Cliftonville responded positively after the break, pulling a goal back on 48 minutes after Hale was allowed the time and space to send a driven finish past Oliver Webber.

Fisher might have restored Glentoran's two-goal cushion with a free-kick that left Odumosu motionless only to fizz narrowly wide of the target while, at the other end, Hale came close to levelling with an attempt on goal straight at Webber after being teed up by Sam Ashford.

Shay McCartan might have settled the game beyond any doubt in stoppage time after breaking clear of the Reds defence and firing across Odumosu from the left side of the area only for the ball to sail past the far post.

But, in the last minute of added time, the visitors hit back to grab the equaliser when Hale turned provider to send the ball over for Odhran Casey to connect with his head and nod past Webber.

Glentoran: Webber, Kane, McCullough, Wilson, Burns, O'Connor, Sule, Clucas, Fisher, Russell, Uzokwe subs L. Donnelly, McCartan, J. Donnelly, Murphy, Kelly, Lindsay, Wightman

Cliftonville: Odumosu, Addis, Kenny, Rory Hale, Gordon, Doherty, Gormley, Casey, Ronan Hale, Kearney, McGuinness subs Donnelly, Pepper, Curran, Mallon, Burns, Ashford, Wilson

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   2 - 2 Cliftonville
  • GOAL

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    90+5'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Fisher

    Glentoran

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Gordon

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wilson

    Cliftonville

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Glentoran

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Wightman

    Glentoran

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Unregistered Players

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daire O'Connor

    Glentoran

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen McGuinness

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick Burns

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Ashford

    Cliftonville

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke McCullough

    Glentoran

    56'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    48'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Kenny

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Mallon

    Cliftonville

    46'
  • GOAL

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    45'
  • GOAL

    Aidan Wilson

    Unregistered Players

    38'

Glentoran

  • Oliver Webber
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough 56'
  • Aidan Wilson 38'
  • Bobby Burns 45'
  • Daire O'Connor 65' red substitution 79'
  • Fuad Sule
  • Seanan Clucas
  • David Fisher red substitution 86'
  • Jonathan Russell
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe red substitution 69'

Substitutes

  • Lorcan Donnelly
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 69'
  • Jay Donnelly green substitution 86'
  • Harry Murphy
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Charlie Lindsay
  • Aaron Wightman green substitution 79'

Cliftonville

  • David Odumosu
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Luke Kenny red substitution 46'
  • Rory Hale
  • Shea Gordon red substitution 82'
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 61'
  • Ronan Hale 78' 48'
  • Odhran Casey 90+5'
  • Shea Kearney
  • Stephen McGuinness red substitution 61'

Substitutes

  • Orann Donnelly
  • Conor Pepper
  • Chris Curran
  • Stephen Mallon green substitution 46'
  • Patrick Burns green substitution 61'
  • Sam Ashford green substitution 61'
  • Ben Wilson green substitution 82'
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