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Glenavon up to second after win at Oval

Glenavon close in on league leaders Coleraine after their latest win. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Glentoran 1 - 3 Glenavon

Glenavon moved to second spot in the Irish Premiership with a 3-1 win over Glentoran at the Oval on Tuesday night.

Gary Hamilton’s side fell behind early on, but bounced back with two second-half Sammy Clingan penalties to take all three points.

Former Glenavon striker Robbie McDaid gave Glentoran the perfect start, slotting the ball home from a cross by Curtis Allen on four minutes.

However, the lead lasted just two minutes with Andy Mitchell making it 1-1 with a close range header.

Glentoran took the early lead, but couldn't hold onto it for long. Credit: Pacemaker

The home side had a chance to edge ahead again early after the restart, but Glenavon keeper Jonny Tuffey denied Allen with a superb save.

Tuffey again showed his skill with another two smart saves as the Glens pressed for a second goal.

But it was Glenavon who grabbed the lead on 74 minutes, when Mark Sykes was fouled in the box and Clingan swept home the spot kick.

Clingan then sealed a great night for the Lurgan Blues with his second penalty seven minutes from the end.

Two penalties from Sammy Clingan helped seal the win for Glenavon. Credit: Pacemaker