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Goals from Chris Curran and Davy McDaid earned Cliftonville their first win of the new Danske Bank Premiership
season as Glentoran were put to the sword at a noisy Solitude.
Curran pounced to slam home a left-footed strike 11 minutes before the interval and McDaid wrapped things up with
the final kick of the night after Stephen Garrett's seismic contribution to a smart breakaway.
Boss Gerard Lyttle named three changes to the line-up which drew with Ards on Saturday and it was evident the Reds
were determined to put the weekend's frustrations behind them, with Daniel Hughes - introduced to the starting XI
alongside Chris Ramsey and Jude Winchester - glancing a second minute header inches wide.
Jay Donnelly was also off target with a header before Cliftonville had penalty appeals waved away by referee Arnold
Hunter, who ruled that Ross Redman had no case to answer after Tomas Cosgrove had tumbled to the floor inside
the area.
The deadlock was broken on 34 minutes when Martin Donnelly sent Levi Ives scampering down the left and, when his
deep cross was knocked down by what seemed like the hand of Glens defender Calum Birney, Curran did not wait for
any spot-kick appeal and opted instead to blast a low drive beyond goalkeeper Elliott Morris.
Cosgrove was unfortunate not to make it 2-0 early in the second-half when, at the end of a forceful surge into the area,
his effort rolled across the face of goal and, just two minutes later, Glentoran saw their best chance of the game
repelled as Jason Mooney showed smart reactions to stop Jonathan Smith's free-kick creeping in.
Mooney easily gathered an Eric Foley attempt as the visitors went in search of an equaliser and, though the east
Belfast side generated a little bit of late pressure, an incisive break saw the Reds double their advantage in
injury-time when Jason McGuinness' towering header allowed Winchester to play Garrett through and, after coolly
rounding Morris, he squared for the unmarked McDaid to convert just as the final whistle sounded.
Soar points at Solitude
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Cliftonville 2-0 Glentoran
The Official Photographers of Cliftonville FC
Jude Winchester tussles with Aaron Harmon; Levi Ives steps clear of Nacho Novo and (right) Davy McDaid makes safe
the points with a close-range strike
Sean Graham Man of the Match
Martin Donnelly

Attendance
TBC

Half Gate Draw Number
43973
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Jaimie McGovern
Caoimhin Bonner
Davy McDaid
Stephen Garrett
Darren Murray


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Substitutes
Cliftonville XI
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3.
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6.
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11.
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Jason Mooney
Levi Ives
Chris Ramsey
Jason McGuinness
Chris Curran
Martin Donnelly
Daniel Hughes
Ryan Catney
Jude Winchester
Jay Donnelly
Tomas Cosgrove
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Competition
Danske Bank
Premiership

Venue
Solitude, Belfast