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Cliftonville are top of the Danske Bank Premiership following a 2-1 win at Crusaders.
Conor McMenamin struck twice as the Reds stormed back from a goal down.
Linfield slip to second after they crashed to a 3-0 defeat against Glentoran in the Boxing Day derby at the Oval.
Hrvoje Plum grabbed two second half goals after Dutch winger Elvio van Overbeek opened the scoring early on...
🎥 2-goal Hrvoje Plum (25-yard stunner & pen) named @Glentoran man of the match in Boxing Day derby victory v old rivals @OfficialBlues at a packed Oval— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 26, 2019
This man had flicked in a brilliant opener early on. Dutch delight for @vanoverbeek33 “to win 3-0 v Linfield feels so good:” pic.twitter.com/IbFHo70ZND
The Glens move into the top four, three points behind the league leaders.
Meanwhile, third-placed Coleraine had a 2-0 home win against Ballymena, who were reduced to 10 men in the second half when keeper Jordan Williamson was dismissed for handling outside the area. Midfielder Declan Carville went into goals.
Glenavon beat Dungannon 5-0 - veteran Swifts midfielder Terry Fitzpatrick seeing red for a second bookable offence on 34 minutes.
Warrenpoint won the basement battle at the Brandywell - 1-0 against Institute - and move to within a point of their relegation rivals.
Larne and Carrick had a scoreless draw in the East Antrim derby at Inver Park.
Back to the Oval and highlights from the Big Two clash plus post-match reaction ...
JINGLE BELLS JINGLE BELLS 🎶🎶— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) December 26, 2019
Not to be missed - Check out GlensTV extended highlights from our Boxing Day victory against Linfield!!
➡️ https://t.co/Nqf9FoUn85 #TimeToClimb 💚🐓 pic.twitter.com/ZhP3tMGZ8Y
Highlights courtesy Glens TV/DigiVibe Media
Linfield manager David Healy was far from happy - with the officials and the Glentoran celebrations...
Contrast that with Healy's opposite number Mick McDermott...
▪️ 3-0 victory— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) December 26, 2019
▪️ The Oval atmosphere
▪️ What this means for the club
Mick McDermott discusses all of the above and more in his post match interview with GlensTV ➡️ https://t.co/RWaAtnp312#TimeToClimb 💚🐓
Mick McDermott video courtesy Glens TV/DigiVibe Media
Earlier, the bitter rivals set their differences aside as a mark of respect for Glens captain Marcus Kane following the death of his baby son Harrie last week.
@Glentoran and @OfficialBlues fans unite in 3rd minute applause for Glens captain and number 3 Marcus Kane, former Linfield player, following the tragic loss of his baby son Harrie Marcus #Respect pic.twitter.com/fDpLtGMOUR— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 26, 2019
🎥 Players & fans from @Glentoran & @OfficialBlues stopped to applaud in 3rd minute of the Big Two derby as a mark of respect for Glens captain Marcus Kane after the recent loss of his baby son Harrie. GFC’s @Peersy23 is dedicating the 3-0 victory to their inspirational skipper: pic.twitter.com/hU53eJ7RBN— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 26, 2019
Less than 48 hours until the action resumes on the final Saturday of the year with another full programme of Premiership matches as the title race hots up.
December 28th, 3pm -
Glentoran vs Ballymena United
Coleraine vs Linfield
Crusaders vs Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon vs Warrenpoint Town
Institute vs Carrick Rangers
Larne vs Cliftonville