Reds make it four in a row in League Cup

Cliftonville and Ards come onto the pitch prior to the kick-off at Solitude
The Cliftonville and Ards teams come onto the pitch prior to the kick-off at Solitude
Jay Donnelly and Ards captain James Cully in action during the second domestic cup final of the season
Jay Donnelly and Ards captain James Cully in action during the second domestic cup final of the season
James Knowles and Ryan Arthurs contend for the ball during Cliftonville's victory over the Championship One leaders
James Knowles and Ryan Arthurs contend for the ball during Cliftonville's victory over the Championship One leaders
Jay Donnelly celebrates Cliftonville's second goal with scorer David McDaid who had earlier seen a penalty saved by Ryan Brown
Jay Donnelly celebrates Cliftonville's second goal with scorer David McDaid who had earlier seen a penalty saved by Ryan Brown
Cliftonville's David McDaid and Thomas Lambe of Ards vie for possession
Cliftonville's David McDaid and Thomas Lambe of Ards vie for possession
Substitute Stephen Garrett receives the congratulations of fellow goalscorer Martin Donnelly after making it 3-0 to the Reds
Substitute Stephen Garrett receives the congratulations of fellow goalscorer Martin Donnelly after making it 3-0 to the Reds
Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle with Ards counterpart Niall Currie after watching his side secure the first trophy of his tenure at the Solitude club
Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle with Ards counterpart Niall Currie after watching his side secure the first trophy of his tenure at the Solitude club
Cliftonville players collect the League Cup in front of their fans at Solitude
Cliftonville players collect the League Cup in front of their fans at Solitude
Cliftonville players take part in the post-match celebrations after defeating Ards 3-0 in the decider
Cliftonville players take part in the post-match celebrations after defeating Ards 3-0 in the decider
Cliftonville goalscorers David McDaid, Martin Donnelly and Stephen Garrett pictured with the cup after the game
Cliftonville goalscorers David McDaid, Martin Donnelly and Stephen Garrett pictured with the cup after the game
Cliftonville's Jaimie McGovern and Ryan Catney provide a reminder that the north Belfast club have won the League Cup for four successive seasons
Cliftonville's Jaimie McGovern and Ryan Catney provide a reminder that the north Belfast club have won the League Cup for four successive seasons
Cliftonville players celebrate in the dressing room after their League Cup final success against Ards
Cliftonville players celebrate in the dressing room after their League Cup final success against Ards