Priceless victory for Glentoran

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GLENTORAN 2 GLENAVON 1

Mark Clarke grabbed a priceless winner for Glentoran in this untidy Premier League clash against Glenavon at the Oval.

Midfielder Richard Clarke shot Eddie Patterson’ team into lead on 29 minutes, finishing smartly from the edge of the box.

Glenavon substitute levelled with a sensational solo effort on 70 minutes, giving goalkeeper Aaron Hogg no chance.

But Mark Clarke popped up with 18 minutes to go to thunder home the winner with the flick of his head.

GLENTORAN: Hogg, Kane, Clarke, Ward, Howland, Elliott (McComb 87), Carson (Murray 76), M Clarke, Callacher, O’Hanlon McGuigan (McAlorum 71).

Subs: McComb, Gordon, Bradley.

GLENAVON: Coleman, Neill (White 90), McCallion, Haughey, Kilmartin, Doherty, Lindsay, Burrows (Mitchell 46), McGrory, Turkington (Brown 46), Hamilton.

Subs: McCashin, Rogers.

Referee: D Malcolm (Bangor).