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Glenavon 1-2 Cliftonville

Kieran O'Connor and Jay Magee
Kieran O'Connor battles with Jay Magee at Mourneview Park

Ciaran Caldwell's injury-time winner against Glenavon at Mourneview Park helped Cliftonville maintain their Carling Premiership title challenge.

Mark Miskimmin missed a glorious early opportunity for Glenavon as he hit the crossbar from pointblank range

George McMullan put the Reds ahead from a penalty on 60 after Andrew Plummer had brought down Chris Scannell.

Tony Grant looked to have earned Glenavon a point as he headed home on 77 but Caldwell lobbed the late winner.

James Costello set up Miskimmin's early chance as the former Linfield striker lashed against the woodwork.

Cliftonville boss Eddie Patterson felt his side should have had a penalty after a Jay Magee challenge on Chris Scannell but instead referee Dessie Loughrey booked the Reds striker for diving.

However Loughrey did award a spot-kick on the hour with McMullan slotting to the net after keeper Plummer had upended Scannell.

Glenavon looked to have earned a point when Grant headed a Kyle Neill free-kick to the net on 77 but Cliftonville kept attacking in the closing stages and Caldwell held his nerve to chip over Plummer.

Cliftonville remain five points behind leaders Glentoran but the Reds have a game in hand.



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see also
Lisburn Distillery 2-2 Glenavon
02 Oct 10 |  Irish
Cliftonville 4-2 Donegal Celtic
02 Oct 10 |  Irish


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