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Saturday’s Irish Premiership Games

  • Ards 3-3 Dungannon Swifts
  • Ballinamallard United 1-2 Portadown
  • Coleraine 1-1 Linfield
  • Crusaders 3-1 Carrick Rangers
  • Glenavon 5-0 Ballymena United
  • Glentoran 2-1 Cliftonville
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Haveron picks up first win as Glens boss

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron celebrates his sides win over Cliftonville during todays game at the Oval. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Glentoran 2-1 Cliftonville

Glentoran fought back from a goal down to earn a 2-1 win over Belfast rivals Cliftonville at the Oval.

The Reds took the lead when Jay Donnelly steered in a near-post finish just before half time for his ninth goal of the campaign, but Nacho Novo volleyed in a superb equaliser after the break to draw the sides level.

Stephen Gordon scored what proved to be the winner six minutes from time whn he powered a header past Reds stopper Peter Burke.

The result is Glentoran’s first win under new manager Gary Haveron and sees them climb to ninth in the table, while Cliftonville remain fourth.

Glen's Nacho Novo celebrates. Credit: Presseye

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