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Gormley puts Reds ahead of Carrick Rangers

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  • Carrick Rangers 1-2 Cliftonville

Carrick took the lead inside the first few minutes - Eamonn McAllister's corner going straight into the net.

The Reds defenders were left baffled as to how the ball ended up in the net.

Cliftonville came close to levelling on 14 minutes - Rory Donnelly cross-come-shot went over the goalkeeper's head, but rebounded back off the woodwork.

It took into the second half, and an hour played in fact, before Cliftonville levelled - Joe Gormley with his fifth league goal of the season, a cool run complimented by an equally composed finish.

The north Belfast side then went ahead - Gormley again the man on hand - scoring from the penalty spot to make it 2-1.

Cliftonville beat Dungannon at Solitude

Cliftonville’s Garry Breen scores against Dungannon during Saturday's game at Solitude in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon

After a tight first half, Cliftonville broke the deadlock against Dungannon Swifts, Gary Breen heading home the opener at Solitude.

Soon afterwards it was 2-0, Joe Gormley scythed neatly in from the inside and curled a wonderful effort into the top corner of the net.

Dungannon pulled one back late on as Hegarty headed one home, but it finished 2-1 to Cliftonville.

Mallards draw with Cliftonville

Ballinamallard's Jonathan Leddy with Cliftonville's Jay Donnelly during their Danske Bank Premiership game at Ferney Park. Credit: Presseye
  • Ballinamallard Utd 1-1 Cliftonville

Ballinamallard got their first point of the campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Cliftonville.

Ballinamallard took the lead against the north Belfast Reds, when Ryan Curran fired a penalty home.

Richard Clarke had the initial effort. Cliftonville failed to deal with it sufficiently and Harney was penalised for a handball.

Curran stepped up and dispatches the penalty with the composure you would expect from the dead-ball specialist.

The Reds levelled however when Gary Breen headed into the net following Martin Donnelly's cross.


Managerless Cliftonville lose out against Glenavon

Glenavon celebrate their win over Cliftonville. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Cliftonville 1 - 3 Glenavon

Managerless Cliftonville lost 3-1 to Glenavon at Solitude on Saturday, but still remain fourth in the Irish Premiership.

Glenavon struck first when Andrew Hall attacked James Singelton’s cross to head past Peter Burke in the Cliftonville goal.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Glenavon had their second when Burke’s failed clearance left Hall with the goal at his mercy to roll the ball into the empty net.

Cliftonville pulled one back for the Reds in the 70th minute when Martin Donnelly fire home a beautiful free kick for the home side.

But, Andy McGrory made sure of the points for Glenavon with minutes remaining to wrap up the game for Gary Hamilton’s side.

It comes after Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle resigned on Friday.

Ballymena bounce back with win over Cliftonville

Ballymena United's Francis McCaffrey in action with Cliftonville's Stephen Garrett. Credit: Presseye
  • Ballymena United 4 - 1 Cliftonville

After a series of disappointing results, Ballymena bounced back to form with a 4-1 win over Cliftonville at the Showgrounds on Tuesday.

All the goals came in an action-packed second half as United defender Kyle Owens started the ball rolling with his 55th minute opener.

Johnny McMurray made it 2-0 for the home side, but Stephen Garrett pulled a goal back for the Reds on 62 minutes.

The home win was sealed on 80 minutes by Cathair Friel and, to finish off a superb performance, Johnny McMurray nipped in for number four two minutes from the end.

Late victory for Cliftonville over Ballymena

Jay Donnelly scores against Ballymena during Saturday's game at Solitude in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena Utd

Cliftonville remain fourth in the standings after a late 2-1 victory over Ballymena United at Solitude.

Jay Donnelly gave the north Belfast club the lead in the 25th-minute with a header from six yards out.

Johnny McMurray levelled for David Jeffrey’s side mid-way through the first half slotting home after being setup by Kyle Owens.

Jay Donnelly lashed home the winner with two minutes remaining to secure the three points for Cliftonville.

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