Blues snatch point with last-gasp goal against nine-man Glens in derby classic

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Seanan Clucas who was later sent off.

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Linfield drew three-each with nine-man Glentoran in a classic Big Two contest at Windsor Park last night.

The Blues needed a goal deep into stoppage time from defender Jimmy Callacher to snatch a point.

The Glens had goalkeeper Dayle Coleing and Seanan Clucas sent off and remain bottom of the league without a win.

But Ciaran O'Connor who impressed as a sub says things are coming together for the new-look squad:

Unbeaten Linfield go two points clear at the top. 

It was David Healy's 250th game in charge and he says it's a pity there was a restricted attendance of home fans only:

Here are the many match highlights, courtesy of Glens TV/DigiVibe Media:

Also in the Danske Bank Premiership last night, Ballymena had a 4-0 win at Cliftonville with Shay McCartan scoring twice. 

Some further details on both games:

Linfield 3 Glentoran 3

Linfield led at the break against Glentoran after a fairly quiet first 45 minutes but that all changed in the second half. Paul O'Neill levelled for the Glens early on, but then two goals in as many minutes at either then from Shayne Lavery and Jay Donnelly saw matters tied again. Mick McDermott's side were reduced to ten men with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when keeper Dayle Coleing received his marching orders for a challenge on Lavery but, remarkably, Robbie McDaid appeared to bag the winner for the visitors with three minutes remaining. But that wasn't the end of the drama. Glentoran's ten men became nine with Seanan Clucas' 92nd minute red card before, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Jimmy Callacher headed home to put the seal on what turned out to be an enthralling encounter.

Cliftonville 0 Ballymena United 4

It was much more straightforward for Ballymena across the city. Shay McCartan fired them into an early lead which Paul McElroy doubled five minutes into the second half. McCartan then bagged his second of the night soon after before Leroy Millar completed what was a comfortable victory with just over ten minutes remaining.

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