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Glentoran v Glenavon match report

First of all apologies for the delay in publishing this match report but haven’t got rid off this feeling of insane positivism it has given me. The first half was somewhat off a slight(very slight) disappointment in that we went in 1-0 behind thanks to a daisy cutter from Andy Mitchell after some fine saves from Elliott Morris who showed once again how valuable he is to this team. We started the second half much like Carrick has against us 6 days previously as we went out and grabbed the game by it’s horns and thoroughly dominated the 2nd half but had to wait a while before we scored a couple of well deserved goals. It would seem churlish to say that Glenavon had no chances before we scored as they had indeed hit the post and again been denied by the most consistent goalkeeper in this league. The equaliser came from a goal kick helped into the path of David McDaid by Curtis Allen via John McGuigan. A fantastically well worked piece of play and 5 minutes later we had even more reason to celebrate following a cross from Marcus Kane that was guided home once again by McDaid for his 2nd of the night it was at this point that I became lost in a moment of euphoric and unbridled joy for the first time in what felt like years following Glentoran. Sadly that was not the end of the goals although it really should have been given the rather dubiously awarded Glenavon equaliser from which the scorer looked suspiciously offside. All in all quite possibly the best Glentoran performance since the Irish Cup win over Clintonville in 2013 and one that has reinvigorated the optimism around this young but hard working and passionate squad of talented players.

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