Daniel Hughes (60)


Curtis Allen (15)


Stephen Garrett shields the ball from James Ferrin (Picture: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com)


The Sky Sports cameras returned to the Danske Bank Premiership and were treated to this entertaining game at Solitude.

Glentoran grabbed the advantage after a quarter-of-an-hour. A Chris Lavery cross from the left was turned towards goal by Curtis Allen, but Reds 'keeper Peter Burke could only palm the ball out as far as the Glens frontman who duly tucked it away from barely two yards.

The visitors might have doubled their lead only for Jonathan Addis' effort from an acute angle to be blocked while Steven Gordon then went closer still when he connected with a corner to head against the crossbar.

For Cliftonville, Stephen Garrett had the best chance of the first half with a strong effort late on only to be thwarted by a good Elliott Morris save.

Daniel Hughes levelled for Cliftonville on the hour with a clinical finish after Jay Donnelly controlled a long ball forward to tee him up.

Then, moments later, Chris Curran almost fired Gerard Lyttle's men in front as the Reds looked to take advantage of their good spell.

And Hughes had another chance himself later in the half but could only look on as the ball was cleared off the line.

Cliftonville: Burke, Ives, Bonner, Curran, Garrett, M. Donnelly, Hughes, Winchester, J. Donnelly, Cosgrove, Finnegan subs Mooney (not used), Seydak (replaced Winchester 86), Lavery (replaced Ives 78), Reynolds (replaced Garrett 81), Haire (not used)

Glentoran: Morris, Harmon, Birney, Allen, Lavery, McAlorum, Addis, Gordon, Redman, Ferrin, Smith subs Nelson (not used), O'Flynn (replaced Gordon 72), Foley (not used), McAuley (not used), Black (not used)

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Attendance: 1377

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