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Glentoran are back on top of the Danske Bank Premiership after a 2-0 win against Institute at the Brandywell on Saturday.
Navid Nasseri broke the deadlock before defender Keith Cowan scored on his debut to make the points safe.
(Video reaction below).
The Glens' title rivals Linfield and Cliftonville both slipped up.
The defending champions were held to a scoreless draw by Dungannon at Windsor Park.
David Healy's men just couldn't get past 16-year-old Swifts keeper Conner Byrne...
🎥 Cool hand Conner ... @DgnSwifts SIXTEEN year old keeper who stopped @OfficialBlues in their tracks at Windsor Park takes it all in his stride ... https://t.co/G0LHA1PgqG— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
Cliftonville lost 1-0 at Carrick Rangers. Lloyd Anderson gabbed the winner and Darren Murray made his Carrick debut after joining on loan from Glentoran.
Meanwhile, Crusaders moved up to second spot, a point behind the Glens, following a 3-0 home win over Larne.
Glenavon won by the same score at Ballymena while Coleraine had a 4-0 victory away to bottom club Warrenpoint - Jamie Glackin hit a hat-trick.
So @Glentoran going top last Saturday wasn’t a fluke after all! Briefly knocked off their perch through the week, here they are again, #DanskeBankPrem leaders. Other winners today ... @Glenavon_FC @CarrickRangers @CrusadersFC @ColeraineFC pic.twitter.com/XwjVl3Ketk— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
This week's fixtures
Tuesday Windsor Park, 7.45pm -
Toals County Antrim Shield final - Cliftonville v Ballymena United.
Saturday 3pm -
Carrick Rangers vs Warrenpoint Town
Crusaders vs Ballymena United
Dungannon Swifts vs Institute
Linfield vs Glenavon
5.30 pm - Larne vs Glentoran
FT #DanskeBankPrem— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
Linfield 0-0 Dungannon
Carrick 1-0 Cliftonville
Crusaders 3-0 Larne
Warrenpoint 0-4 Coleraine
Ballymena 0-3 Glenavon
Institute 0-2 Glentoran
Blues & Reds drop points - & @Glentoran climb back to top of the table - 15 league games unbeaten! #Glentoran pic.twitter.com/6W1342trnL
🎥 3 debuts for league leaders @Glentoran and they all impressed in 2-0 win @Institute_FC, goalscorer Keith Cowan & ex-@Glenavon_FC pair Caolan Marron & this man Andrew Mitchell. The striker previously turned down a chance to join @OfficialBlues but couldn’t say no to the Glens: pic.twitter.com/kkMT0O2PrM— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
🎥 Flying start for @NorthernIreland u21 defender Caolan Marron @Glentoran - 2-0 win @Institute_FC, plays a blinder at Brandywell and helps his new club to top of #DanskeBankPrem No wonder the Newry man’s already loving life as a full-time footballer at the Oval: pic.twitter.com/nbXqpNID03— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
🎥 Wind of change blowing through the Irish League: Paul ‘Windy’ Millar @MickMcDermott’s right hand man @Glentoran & key figure in GFC takeover renaissance. Watch Paul hold back the smile when asked to admit the Glens can win it...#DanskeBankPrem pic.twitter.com/YBl27pxU8j— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020
🎥 And finally from the Brandywell: Andrew Mitchell top class debut for league leaders @Glentoran today. He takes a mean free kick (incl screamer v Glens in last year’s play-off). But looks like he might have to wait a while before GFC set piece star Hrvoje Plum gives him a turn! pic.twitter.com/6SNp34x2EK— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 18, 2020