McDaid claims winner as 10-man Glens see off Linfield in dramatic Boxing Day derby

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Glens match-winner Robbie McDaid.

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Glentoran are celebrating a 2-1 victory against Linfield.

It came in a dramatic Big Two Boxing Day derby at the Oval.

Here's the manager Gary Haveron...

Cameron Stewart put the visitors in front but former Linfield player Curtis Allen equalised just before half-time.

Robbie McDaid hit a stoppage time winner for the Glens, his shot deflecting in off Blues defender Matthew Clarke...

The Omagh-based former Leeds United player says he was inspired by his father John, a former Glens striker...

The home side finished with 10 men - winger Dylan Davidson picked up a second yellow for his goal celebrations.

And there was still time for a Mark Haughey 'goal' to be disallowed for offside at the other end. 

Manager of the defending champions David Healy thinks it's the end of their title challenge this season...

Meanwhile, Coleraine's lead at the top of the Premiership was cut to four points.

It's after the Bannsiders were held to a one-all draw by Ballymena at Ballycastle Road.

Second-placed Crusaders took advantage, Gavin Whyte getting both goals in a 2-0 home win against Cliftonville.

The other three matches ended 1-0 with Glenavon edging out Warrenpoint at Mourneview Park, Carrick losing away to Ards and Dungannon beating Ballinamallard at Ferney Park.


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