Shayne stars to put brilliant Blues on the verge of Europa League group stages

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Blues scorers Mark Stafford and Shayne Lavery (2). Pic: LFC.

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Linfield are just 90 minutes away from becoming the first Irish League team to reach the group stages of the Europa League. 

It's after they scored a shock 3-2 win in Thursday night's play-off first leg against Qarabag at Windsor Park.

Former Everton player Shayne Lavery struck twice for the Blues including a brilliant individual goal, running from half-way to hit what proved to be the winner.



The performance had manager David Healy singing 20-year-old Lavery's praises...



The second leg is in Azerbaijan next Thursday and Blues fans say they've nothing to fear after the heroics at Windsor....



In other football news, ex-Linfield player Aaron Burns has left Coleraine by mutual consent.

And Derry City host Dundalk on Friday night in the second round of the FAI Cup (7.45pm). 




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