All square at Oval as Coleraine cut Linfield's lead and Glens draw Reds in cup

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Chris Johns saves penalty at Oval. Pic: Glentoran FC.

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The Big Two Glentoran v Linfield Danske Bank Premiership clash at The Oval finished scoreless on Saturday.

Glens star Robbie McDaid had a late penalty saved by Chris Johns.

But then at the other end, Andy Waterworth had a shot cleared off the line by Rhys Marshall at the death.

Coleraine beat Cliftonville 2-0 to move above the Glens into second place and close to within six points of Linfield.

Ben Doherty struck twice from the spot for the Bannsiders.

In the late Section A game, Larne stormed back to inflict another home defeat on Crusaders.

So the latest standings, following the first game after the split, look like this:

The Irish Cup draw threw up a repeat of last season's semi-final as the tie of the round.

Glens v Reds and the rest are all happening next Saturday:

Before the cup, there's another set of fixtures in the Premiership mid-week:







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