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He who Darrs
Darren Murray netted four times as Cliftonville limbered up for this week's Europa League trip to Cyprus with a
comprehensive victory over Crumlin United this afternoon.
Martin Murray and Stephen Garrett were also on target during a win that would have been significantly more
comprehensive but for some early heroics from the home keeper, who denied both Murrays and Garrett with the tie
still scoreless.
Cliftonville's first two goals came within a minute of one another; Darren Murray heading home from namesake
Martin's cross before cheekily dinking the ball over the keeper after being teed up by Tiarnan McNicholl.
He completed his hat-trick with another header before Martin Murray got in on the act with a close-range conversion
into the top corner.
Chris Curran and Ross Lavery both went close to registering the first goal of the second-half ahead of Garrett finding
the net at the end of a surging run from deep that took him away from three defenders before a producing pinpoint
drive into the bottom corner.
The best goal of the game was, however, reserved until last when Murray took receipt of possession inside a busy
penalty area, spun his man and twisted back in the opposite direction before executing a strike on the turn, giving the
keeper no chance with a firm blast.
Youngsters Joe Tully and Daniel Reynolds both went close to extending the Reds' advantage late in the day, while
sub keeper Gerard Walker made a brace of stops to preserve Cliftonville's clean sheet.
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Crumlin United 0-6 Cliftonville
Date
Saturday, July 17, 2016

Competition
Pre-Season
Friendly

Venue
Mill Road, Crumlin
Cliftonville XI
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2.
3.
5.
7.
9.
10.
14.
15.
16.
18.
Jason Mooney
Jaimie McGovern
Ross Lavery
Chris Ramsey
Stephen Garrett
Tiarnan McNicholl
Daniel Hughes
Darren Murray
Conor Doran
Gary Donnelly
Martin Murray
Substitutes
1.
25.
28.
29.
30.
9.
Gerard Walker
Daniel Reynolds
Aaron Donnelly
Jack Mallin
Joe Tully
Tiarnan McNicholl
[1]
[10]
[16]
[9]
[14]
[5]