Jay Donnelly scored twice in Cliftonville's win (Picture: Cameron Hamilton/PressEye.com)
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Cliftonville comfortably progressed to the next round of the BetMcLean League Cup with a four-goal defeat of Banbridge Town at Solitude.
Chris Curran opened the scoring after ten minutes when he latched onto a through ball to slot the ball under 'keeper Gerard McErlean.
Jay Donnelly made it 2-0 on 18 minutes after Joe Gormley unselfishly laid the ball off for him to nod home.
And Donnelly added a third early in the second half when he pounced on the loose ball after Stephen Garrett had passed into the area.
Gormley completed the scoring just after the hour mark with a tap-in following Ross Lavery's lay off.
Cliftonville: Long, McGovern, Ramsey, Curran, Hughes, Caldwell, Bagnall, Gormley, J. Donnelly, Cosgrove, A. Donnelly subs Garrett (replaced Hughes 46), M. Donnelly (not used), Winchester (replaced Bagnall 80), Dunne (not used), Lavery (replaced Caldwell 56)
Banbridge Town: McErlean, Devlin, Acheson, Russell, J. Wilson, Gourley, McGuinness, Clydesdale, Downey, Moffatt, Teggart subs A. Wilson (replaced Downey 56), Pierce (not used), Houston (replaced Gourley 87), McGrath (not used), King (replaced Clydesdale 73)
Referee: Shane Andrews