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Davy McDaid registered another hat-trick as Cliftonville made comfortable progress to the Quarter Finals of the NI
League Cup at Annagh United's expense this evening.
Daniel Hughes set the Cup holders on the way and netted again following a McDaid double to make it 4-0 at the
interval and, after completing his treble, McDaid would go on to tee Stephen Garrett up before missing from the
penalty spot.
The Reds made seven changes from the line-up that started the weekend's Danske Bank Premiership victory over
Carrick Rangers and created a number of early openings before making the breakthrough when Chris Curran's
free-kick delivery was nodded down by Caoimhin Bonner and Hughes pounced to powerfully drill past home
goalkeeper Eoin Hughes.
Hughes was unfortunate to concede a second when, after reacting superbly to repel a fiercely deflected Hughes
strike, he was helpess to prevent McDaid following up to finish from close range.
The keeper's foul on McDaid saw Cliftonville's number 9 convert from the penalty spot, with Hughes again finding the
bottom corner to make it 4-0 after some smart build-up play from Curran.
McDaid completed his hat-trick with a pinpoint blast from range early in the second period and, after picking our
Garrett for the sixth, was presented with an opportunity to extend his own personal tally when a foul on Jay Donnelly
earned another spot-kick, only for Hughes to make the save.
McDaid, Donnelly and Curran all had chances to add to the scoreline as the clock ticked down, while keeper Peter
Burke made a fine fingertip stop to preserve his second successive clean sheet as Annagh went in search of a late
consolation.
Six appeal
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Annagh United 0-6 Cliftonville
The Official Photographers of Cliftonville FC
Aaron Donnelly takes on Jake Richardson; Davy McDaid celebrates his second goal with Gary Donnelly and (right)
Jude Winchester holds possession up from Mark Whitten
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Levi Ives
Jason McGuinness
James Knowles
Jude Winchester
Jay Donnelly


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[29]
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Substitutes
Cliftonville XI
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2.
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9.
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Peter Burke
Jaimie McGovern
Caoimhin Bonner
Chris Curran
Davy McDaid
Stephen Garrett
Daniel Hughes
Ryan Catney
Tomas Cosgrove
Aaron Donnelly
Gary Donnelly
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Competition
NI Football League Cup
Third Round

Venue
Tandragee Road, Portadown
Attendance
TBC