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Murrays help hot Reds hit Crumlin for six ahead of Europa decider

By Conor McLaughlin

Published 18/07/2016

Darren Murray put away four goals for Cliftonville
Darren Murray put away four goals for Cliftonville

Darren Murray found the net four times as Cliftonville prepared for their forthcoming trip to Cyprus with a 6-0 win over Crumlin United on Saturday.

The Reds, who trail AEK Larnaca 3-2 at the halfway stage of their Europa League second qualifying round tie, were in complete control at Mill Road, with Murrays Darren (3) and Martin on target for a 4-0 half-time lead ahead of Stephen Garrett and Darren Murray rounding things off.

Linfield, meanwhile, overcame Killyleagh 3-1 courtesy of goals from Jimmy Callacher, Andrew Waterworth and new signing Cameron Stewart, with Chris Lavery the sole scorer as Glentoran beat the striker's former employers Lurgan Celtic.

An experimental Portadown side defeated Swords Celtic 4-2, Carrick Rangers were 2-0 winners against Sport & Leisure Swifts, while Coleraine drew 0-0 at Limavady United.

Ballymena United teams were in action on two fronts, banking a 5-2 win against Dundela in addition to drawing 1-1 with Larne. Darren Henderson, Eoin Kane, Nathan Hanley and Leroy Millar (2) netted against the Duns, whose keeper saved a Cathair Friel penalty early in the second-half. In the other game at Inver Park, Johnny McMurray put the Sky Blues in front ahead of James McCabe levelling.

Elsewhere, Ards recorded a 2-0 win over PSNI as well as a 4-0 defeat of Loughgall.

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