Belfast Telegraph

Lyttle warns against complacency

Cliftonville 2 - Immaculata 0

By Conor McLaughlin

Gerard Lyttle says Cliftonville will not under-estimate Sport & Leisure Swifts when the sides clash in the sixth round of the Irish Cup.

The Reds overcame Immaculata at Solitude on Saturday and will head to Glen Road Heights to take on Pat McAllister's Championship 2 minnows next month in a match which Lyttle won't be taking lightly.

"Packie will have them well drilled and organised. They'll have nothing to lose and we'll need to go with a professional attitude or run the risk of an upset."

Second-half goals from James Knowles and Chris Curran were enough to see off the Mac, but the breakthrough strike did not come without controversy.

Visiting players claimed they were expecting the ball to be returned to them after Billy McGovern had received treatment from the physio, but the Reds played on and Knowles' shot found the net with the aid of a huge deflection.

Immaculata boss Kevin Lawlor wasn't best pleased, but Lyttle countered: "Nobody was quite sure if their player had put it out because he was injured or if he injured himself when he kicked it. I hadn't been paying attention to it all that clearly and it was only afterwards I heard about their dispute."

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