Irish Premiership Action 23/09/17

Action from Saturday's Irish Premiership games.

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Glenavon third after beating Ards

Glenavon's Mark Sykes scores his second goal at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Glenavon 3-0 Ards

Ards fell behind in the first quarter-of-an-hour - Mark Sykes with a neat finish, which he slid beyond the grasp of Ards goalkeeper Aaron Hogg.

It was Sykes' first goal for the Lurgan Blues since scoring against Ballinamallard in February.

Things got worse for the north Down men - and this time it was self-inflicted as Glenavon went 2-0 up before the break - courtesy of a Johny Taylor own-goal.

It was the worst possible start to the second half for Ards, Sykes running through the home defence with ease, and slotting his second of the match home to put Glenavon 3-0 up.

Glenavon came close to a fourth goal late on - Sammy Clingan's free-kick in but Foley headed wide.

The result takes Glenavon up to third.

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