Joe Gormley puts the ball past keeper Jonah Nicholl (©INPHO/Brian Little)
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Cliftonville comfortably swept past Lisburn Distillery at Solitude to secure a spot in the last 16 of the BetMcLean League Cup.
Joe Gormley kicked the scoring off on 21 minutes with a finish from Thomas Maguire's cross.
And he headed a second past Jonah Nicholl ten minutes later after the Whites keeper had spilled Jay Donnelly's initial effort before, sixty seconds after that, Donnelly himself found the net from the edge of the box to extend Cliftonville's advantage.
Caoimhin McConnell then got his name on the scoresheet seven minutes into the second half with a stunning curling effort into the top corner.
The visitors did craft a consolation with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining through substitute Francis Dugan but, right at the end, Conor McMenamin made it 5-1 with a turn and finish after an error from Nicholl.
Cliftonville: Neeson, Breen, Harney, C. Curran, McDonald, Bagnall, McConnell, Gormley, J. Donnelly, Maguire, A. Donnelly subs McGovern (not used), Ives (not used), Garrett (not used), White (replaced McDonald 62), Catney (not used), Lavery (replaced Breen 62), McMenamin (replaced J. Donnelly 52)
Lisburn Distillery: Nicholl, McMurtry, Clarke, Reid, Corry, Wright, Harris, Ferguson, O'Hanlon, McCaw, Young subs Kennedy (not used), Moore (not used), Byrne (replaced Clarke 67), Hislop (replaced Corry 77), Dugan (replaced O'Hanlon 55), Beta (not used)
Referee: Ken Gibbons