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Saturday, 17 November, 2001, 18:14 GMT
No goals in 'big two' derby
Glentoran goalkeeper Alan Gough
Glens keeper Alan Gough made crucial late saves

Linfield 0-0 Glentoran

Glentoran reclaimed top spot in the Smirnoff Premiership by taking a point from Belfast's 'big two' derby game.

They lead Portadown by one point and still have a game in hand on their title rivals.

The draw will be more disappointing to champions Linfield who failed to find the net for a fourth successive time in 'big two' meetings.

They missed the opportunity to cut the gap on their fierce cross-city rivals and remain nine points behind Roy Coyle's Glens.

Linfield pressed strongly in the closing stages but found Glentoran goalkeeper Alan Gough in spplendid form.

Gough dived low to his right to push away an injury-time effort from Blues substitute Chris Morgan.

Glentoran striker Garry Haylock
Garry Haylock had a header disallowed

Thirty seconds later he as called upon again to tip over a header from defender Andrew Hunter.

In the first half Garry Haylock thought he had headed Glentoran into an eighth minute lead.

But the effort was ruled out by Leslie Irvine for a pushing offence by Mark Glendinning.

It was Glentoran's 11th clean sheet in 14 Premiership games this season.

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Keeping on top
Glentoran goalkeeper Alan Gough talks to BBC's Jackie Fullerton
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