Published Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Linfield's Ross Clarke and Nathan Hanley and Cliftonville’s Ciaran Caldwell. (© Pacemaker)
Browne scored after just 17 minutes and followed up with a second goal 65 minutes in.
The result leaves Cliftonville three points behind second place Portadown, who were one-nil winners over Crusaders at Seaview.
It comes after Linfield clinched their 51st Irish League title after a 2-1 victory over the Ports at Windsor Park on Saturday.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, bottom-placed Carrick Rangers came back from 4-1 down to draw with Glenavon at Seaview.
Two goals from Mark Miskimmin and one from player manager Gary Hamilton put the Mid Ulster side 3-0 ahead.
Anto Lagan pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Brian McCaul added number four for Glenavon.
Marcus Kane reduced the deficit to 4-2 with five minutes remaining.
Thomas Hyland then made it 4-3 in the last minute of normal time.
Four minutes into stoppage time Paul Heatley scored the equaliser to make it four-all when he bundled the ball home from close range with an overhead kick.
At Stangmore Park Dungannon player-manager Darren Murphy was involved in an unusual piece of sportsmanship as Ballymena United defeated his team 4-2.
The Swifts were awarded a penalty when the game was scoreless in the first half but Dungannon disagreed with the referee's decision and Murphy sportingly tapped the ball to the keeper from the spot.
Ballymena swept into a 3-0 lead with second half goals from Alan Teggart, Gary McCutcheon and James Costello.
The Swifts responded with goals from Craig McClean and Johnny Montgomery.
But Jamie Davidson made the points safe for the visitors with Ballymena's fourth goal in stoppage time.
Lisburn Distillery fired three past Donegal Celtic to move up the table to ninth, with two goals from Scott Davidson helping the Whites to a comfortable win.
Meanwhile a late goal from Shane Jennings rescued a point for Coleraine as they draw one-all with Glentoran at Ballycastle Road.
Tuesday's IFA Premiership Results:
Coleraine 1-1 Glentoran
Coleraine: Jennings 85.
Glentoran: Callacher 40.
Crusaders 0-1 Portadown
Portadown: McCafferty 15
Linfield 2-1 Cliftonville
Linfield: Browne 17, 65.
Cliftonville: Seydak 88 .
Lisburn Distillery 3-0 Donegal Celtic
Lisburn Distillery: Davidson 46, 93; Liggett 72.
Carrick Rangers 4-4 Glenavon
Carrick Rangers: Lagan 79 (penalty), Kane 85, Hyland 90, Heatley 94.
Glenavon: Hamilton 47, Miskimmin 49, 54, McCaul 83.
Dungannon Swifts 2-4 Ballymena United
Dungannon Swifts: McClean 76, Montgomery 84.
Ballymena Utd: Teggart 50, McCutcheon 60, Costello 64, J Davidson 93.
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