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Cliftonville sack Barry Gray after falling to defeat at Dungannon Swifts

Cliftonville manager Barry Gray
Cliftonville manager Barry Gray

Cliftonville have sacked manager Barry Gray after the club's 3-1 defeat to Dungannon Swifts.

The Reds have lost six of their last seven matches in all competitions and sit sixth in the Danske Bank Premiership table, 12 points off third placed Crusders.

In a statement on the Club's website, a spokesperson said: "Cliftonville Football Club can confirm that it has this evening parted company with Manager Barry Gray.

"We place on record our sincere thanks to Barry for his hard work and dedication over the last season-and-a-half and wish him very well for the future.

"There will be no further comment at this time."

Cliftonville host Glenavon at Solitude on Saturday.

Elsewhere at the weekend, Linfield edged out Crusaders 1-0 thanks to an early Jordan Stewart goal while Ballymena United beat Glenavon 2-0. That means it's as you were in the top two, the Blues three points ahead of David Jeffrey's United. Crusaders are a further three points adrift but have played a game more than the top two.

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Glentoran beat Newry City 2-1 at the Oval as recent signing Darren Murray bagged his first goal for the club and Warrenpoint Town crushed Institute 4-0. Coleraine beat Ards 2-1 on Friday evening.

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