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Friday night delights

Regular readers of our Matchday Magazine will know all the facts and figures behind each new week at Cliftonville Football Club, while our Twitter followers are regaled with daily delves into the archives and, as Heritage Development Officer Paul Treanor notes, Friday night’s Danske Bank Premiership victory over Larne delivered another set of milestones.

In what was the Reds’ 100th away game against the east Antrim side, Ryan Curran’s 45th Premiership goal for the Club – and 60th overall (making him just the 17th player in history to have reached such a tally) – earned the 330th 1-0 win since Cliftonville’s formation.

Our 470th Premiership away game saw our overall goal difference in 181 meetings with Larne (which now include 74 wins, 38 draws and 69 defeats) extended to +1 which, by coincidence, is the same record Paddy McLaughlin boasts against Tiernan Lynch’s side.

The occasion also saw Curran join early-1900s favourite Jordan Robertson on 160 appearances for the Club, while namesake Chris Curran moved alongside the legendary Kieran Loughran on 347 and substitute Jamie Harney’s 147th outing means he has now played for the Reds as many times as a fellow second-half introductee Conor Devlin.

Friday night in numbers
470: The fixture with Larne was Cliftonville’s 470th Premiership away game
Amount of times the Reds have won 1-0
Cliftonville have played 100 away matches against Larne
60: Ryan Curran has now scored 60 times for the Club
45: Number of Curran’s goals that have come in the Premiership
+1: The Reds’ historic goal difference in 181 meetings with Larne