REDS EDGE CLOSER TO CLINCHING LEAGUE TITLE AFTER THRASHING COLERAINE 5-0

No stopping Joe Gormley as helps  Cliftonville beat Coleraine 5-0

No stopping Joe Gormley as helps Cliftonville beat Coleraine 5-0

IT seems Cliftonville are such a tour de force that no team can stop them on their way to lifting the Irish League.

On a squalid and bitterly cold night at Solitude, the Reds swept aside a brave Coleraine with four goals of their own along with a Bannsiders og for good measure.

They now sit proudly top of the Danske Banke Irish Premier League looking down on Crusaders, Linfield, Ballinamallard, Coleraine etc.

With 28 games played, Cliftonville have now now amassed 67 points, a huge 12 point gap between them and their nearest rivals Crusaders who are on 55 with a game in hand.

And the gap between and Linfield has now widened to 18 points, though the Blues have only played 27 games.

Equally impressive is the Reds goal difference – 74 goals for, 26 against, a difference of 48.

So compare that with the other ‘might’ Reds – Manchester Utd who sit proudly on top of the Barclays Premier League.

The goal difference is 29 – 60 goals for, 31 against.

Before Coleraine travelled the 60 odd miles down the M2 to Belfast, Cliftonville’s hotshot striking duo of Liam Boyce and Joe Gormley each had bagged 25  goals in this current 2012/2013 season.

On Tuesday night, the pair on the scoresheet again, bring their combined totals now up to 52.

Coleraine’s Canning opened the scoring after just three minutes when he put the ball into his own net.

Red hot shot striker Liam Boyce scored his 26th goal of the season

Red hot shot striker Liam Boyce scored his 26th goal of the season

Fifteen minutes later, red hot Liam Boyce got his 26 goal of the season before striking partner Joe Gormley made it 3-0 on 40 minutes.

And to add insult to Coleraine’s injury, Garrett scored on 86 minutes, a nail in the Bannsider’s coffin.

But Cliftonville weren’t finished and on 89 minutes Eamonn Sedyak scored a cracking goal, sending the fans home happy and pondering can their team hang on to their top of the league position and bring home the Danske Bank trophy to Solitude.

Even Linfield fans believe the league is over, praising the ability of Reds manager Tommy Breslin to rotate his squad and keep his team on winning ways.

 

 

 

 

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