Glens fury over three red cards as Lurgan Blues go top and Linfield crash to first defeat

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Glentoran v Glenavon - four players sent off. Pic: NIFL.

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Glenavon have gone top of the Danske Bank Premiership by a point after a sensational 2-1 victory over eight-man Glentoran - and a shock defeat for Linfield against Ards. 

Jordan Jenkins grabbed a late winner for Gary Hamilton's men who also had a player dismissed at the end of a controversial clash at the Oval.

John Herron and Callum Birney picked up straight reds in the first half, while Willie Garrett and Glenavon's Rhys Marshall got their marching orders following a skirmish in the closing stages.

Robbie McDaid had put the home side in front with yet another goal against his former club then Andy Hall equalised in the second half. 

Garrett had two cleared off the line at the other end before teenager Jenkins struck four minutes from time.

Lurgan Blues top scorer Stephen Murray has told Q Radio it was a relief to get it over the line...

Glens boss Ronnie McFall felt they deserved something from the game despite getting a raw deal from referee Keith Kennedy with the dismissals...




Also on Saturday, Linfield slipped to second with a shock first defeat of the season - 2-1 against Ards in Bangor.

Mark Kelly struck twice for Colin Nixon's team who moved out of the relegation zone.

Rodney McAree got his first win as Coleraine boss - 1-0 at home to Crusaders thanks to a Gareth McConaghie free-kick.



Cliftonville were 3-1 winners against Warrenpoint at Solitude and it ended 1-1 between Ballymena and Dungannon.



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