Irish Cup Final player ratings as Cliftonville fight back to claim historic win

A picture of Linfield's Kirk Millar in action with Cliftonville’s Ronan Hale
Linfield's Kirk Millar in action with Cliftonville’s Ronan Hale -Credit:INPHO/Stephen Hamilton


David Odumosu 6

The 'keeper was forced off with an injury after only 37 minutes

Conor Pepper 6

Worked hard in centre midfield, replaced late on in the game

Sean Stewart 7

Was an outlet for the Reds down the left, replaced in final quarter

Jonny Addis 7

Calming influence at the back for the Reds

Rory Hale 7

Grew into the game and had more influence as the match went on, driving his team forward

Ronan Doherty 8

Pulled the strings in midfield and helped Cliftonville get back into the game

Patrick Burns 7

Another who took time to settle into the game but went on to play a key role

Sam Ashford 7

Excellent second half and scored a superb header to level things up

Odhran Casey 6

The defender suffered a serious leg injury right on the stroke of half-time

Ronan Hale 8

Was starved of service for long parts but once again produced a moment of magic to put his side in front before sealing the win with the third

Shea Kearney 6

The young lad grew in confidence the longer the game went on


Nathan Gartside 6 [for Odumosu, 37]

Luke Kenny 6 [for Casey, 46]

Chris Curran 6 [for Pepper, 88]

Stephen Mallon 6 [for Stewart, 72]

Shea Gordon 6 [for Rory Hale, 108]

Ben Wilson 6 [for Ashford, 88]


Chris Johns 6

Steady enough game for the 'keeper couldn't have done much more for the goals

Daniel Finlayson 6

Helped keep Cliftonville's forwards at bay in the first half

Chris Shields 7

Drove his team forward from the heart of the defence

Kirk Millar 6

Usual quality deliveries and provided a great assist for McGee's goal

Kyle McClean 6

Worked hard but wasn't able to have his usual influence on the game

Joel Cooper 7

Was Linfield's main attacking threat especially in the first half

Ben Hall 6

Was called into action the more the game went on

Chris McKee 6

Struggled to impose himself on the game

Jamie Mulgrew 7

Typical Mulgrew performance in the middle of the park

Ethan McGee 7

Put the blues in front early on with a great header

Matthew Fitzpatrick 6

Worked hard but struggled to provide a real goal threat


Jordan Stewart 6 [for Finlayson, 97]

Matthew Clarke 6 [for McGee, 90+4]

Rhys Annett 6 [for Fitzpatrick, 105]

Josh Archer 6 [for Mulgrew, 77]

Braiden Graham 6 [for McKee, 77]

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