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Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle: I'm not seeing red over Crangle's refereeing at Glentoran scrap

By Graham Luney

Gerard Lyttle says he has no problems with the way referee Raymond Crangle handled the explosive Europa League play-off scrap at Solitude.

A tense clash between Cliftonville and Glentoran hit boiling point when Jamie McGovern and Curtis Allen clashed just before half-time, sparking an ugly brawl.

Crangle didn't caution anyone following the melee but he did show red cards to Cliftonville keeper Conor Devlin and Glentoran's Chris Lavery after a confrontation as the teams headed towards the dressing rooms.

Cliftonville are thrilled to pocket the £160,000 qualification cash, however both clubs could be fined by the Irish FA for the ugly scenes.

Reds boss Lyttle said: "There was actually no talk of refereeing decisions afterwards.

"I have no issues whatsoever with Raymond's decisions.

"Any fines would possibly apply to both clubs but I'm focused on the football side and I've no idea if that will happen."

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