Cliftonville 4 Glentoran 1
LIAM Boyce bagged a double as Cliftonville swept Glentoran aside at Solitude this afternoon.
The striker opened the scoring with just a few minutes on the clock and also provided the assist for Martin Donnelly to double the advantage on the stroke of half-time.
After substitute Mark Miskimmin pulled one back for the Glens, a Boyce penalty - awarded for Marcus Kane’s trip on Stephen Garrett - made it 3-1 ahead of Joe Gormley continuing his own fine start to the season with a late deflected strike.
CLIFTONVILLE: Devlin, McGovern, R Scannell, Caldwell, Donnelly, McNeill, Smyth, Catney, Gormley, Curran, Boyce. Subs: McNally, Garrett (for Curran, 63 mins), O’Carroll (for Boyce, 76 mins), Cosgrove, Doherty (for Catney, 82 mins).
GLENTORAN: Morris, O’Neill, Kane, Magee, Callacher, McAlorum, Howland, R Clarke, Scullion, Boyd, O’Hanlon. Subs: Miskimmin (for O’Hanlon, 58 mins), Addis, Hill, Hughes (for Howland, 79 mins), M Clarke (for R Clarke, 46 mins).
REFEREE: Raymond Hetherington (Dungannon)