Cliftonville 3-1 Donegal Celtic

Premiership leaders Cliftonville kept up their good start to the season with a home victory over Donegal Celtic.

They took the lead in the 42nd minute through a George McMullan penalty after Darren McNamee's foul on Ryan Catney.

The lead was doubled early in the second half when McMullan's shot took a double deflection off DC duo Liam Bradley and Ryans Deans.

Joe Gormley got the better of McNamee to make it 3-0 before Mark Miskimmin went through for DC's consolation.

Miskimmin's goal came after a swift counterattack after a Cliftonville corner and the former Linfield and Glenavon striker drew the keeper Nial Murphy before slotting the ball into an empty net.

It means Miskimmin has scored six of the eight goals Donegal Celtic have scored in the league this season.

Reds skipper George McMullan said their manager Tommy Breslin had not been happy with the leaders' display in the first period.

"We got it in the ear at half-time and turned things around in the second half," said McMullan.

"DC had put us on the back foot.

"To be honest, we have not played that great this season so to be top of the league is a great plus for us."

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