Irish Premiership: Cliftonville 2-2 Linfield

Linfield's Stephen Lowry in action against James Knowles of Cliftonville

Cliftonville's Joe Gormley extended his club record for the number of goals in a season to 41 in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Linfield at Solitude.

He opened the scoring with an eighth-minute penalty after David McDaid had been brought down by Stephen Lowry.

Michael Carvill shot the Linfield equaliser from close-range in the 15th minute.

Ivan Sproule set up Aaron Burns who shot the visitors ahead but Gormley headed in his second on 31 minutes.

The match was defender Ronan Scannell's final appearance at Solitude as he is calling time on his Premiership career.

The 36-year-old confirmed he will be retiring after next week's final game of the season away to Glentoran.

Linfield manager Warren Feeney: "Crusaders are worthy champions but we have two matches left and will keep going right to the end.

"We are not going to go into holiday mode.

"There will be new blood next season. I know what we need and I honestly feel we are not far way.

"It has been a tough season with us not being able to play at home at different times."

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