Cliftonville beat Ards to secure final spot

Cliftonville beat Ards 2-0 at Clandeboye Park to secure a place in the League Cup Final against Crusaders.

Martin Donnelly and Joe Gormley were the goal-scorers for the Reds, who beat their north Belfast rivals in last season's decider.

Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin praised his side for their "professional job" while Ards boss Niall Currie commended his players for "a much improved performance".