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Champions Linfield beaten on trophy presentation day

Linfield celebrate their league title win at Windsor Park. Credit: Pacemaker

Irish Premiership champions Linfield have lifted the Gibson Cup for the 53rd time in the team’s history, but they were beaten 4-0 on the day by Glenavon.

The Blues may have already taken the top prize, but Saturday’s result represented their heaviest defeat at Windsor Park in years and may have slightly taken the shine off the celebrations.

Third-placed Glenavon wasted little time establishing the lead, with Robert Garrett scoring after nine minutes.

Glenavon were determined to spoil Linfield's party. Credit: Pacemaker

Conor McCloskey’s effort made it 2-0 to the visitors before half-time, while Eoin Wearen and Rhys Marshall added to the tally in the second half.

However, it still fell to Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew to lift the coveted trophy and spark the celebrations.

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Elsewhere, second-placed Ballymena United took a 1-0 win over derby rivals Coleraine.

Leroy Millar bagged the only goal of the game after just six minutes.

Ballymena beat Coleraine during Saturday's Irish Premiership action. Credit: Presseye

Cliftonville came out on top 2-0 over Crusaders in their game at Solitude, after Ryan Curran’s 9th minute penalty and then his second of the game a short time later.

Warrenpoint Town took a 5-3 home win over Dungannon Swifts, having taken an early two-goal lead, but then trailing by a goal at half-time.

The Swifts led 3-2 at the break, but Danny Wallace grabbed the equaliser for the hosts, Joshua Lynch put them back in the driving seat with his goal, and Francis McCaffrey added a late cherry on the top on 92 minutes.

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Ards’ narrow 1-0 win over Institute added to Newry City’s woes, after they lost out 2-0 to Glentoran on Friday night.

Ards and Newry are still locked in a relegation battle, tied at the bottom on 23 points, but with Ards just ahead on goal difference.

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