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Glentoran are off to a winning start under head coach Mick McDermott and his new management team.
They beat Dungannon Swifts 2-1 at Stangmore Park on Saturday to stay in pole position for the Danske Bank Premiership's final European play-off place.
Curtis Allen and Darren Murray scored as the Glens battled back from a goal down to take three precious points.
Paul McElroy had given the Swifts an early lead but their challenge collapsed when defender Douglas Wilson was sent off after picking up a second yellow card early in the second half.
Dungannon manager Kris Lindsay admits the defeat is a hammer blow to their play-off hopes...
Institute beat Warrenpoint 2-1 at the Brandywell.
Two stoppage time goals gave Glenavon a 2-1 victory over visiting Crusaders - Northern Ireland international Sammy Clingan with the winner from the spot.
And Cliftonville beat Coleraine 4-2 at Solitude in the other top six fixture.
TABLES | @Glenavon_FC closed the gap in the battle for second spot while @Glentoran and @Institute_FC are neck and neck in the chase for seventh pic.twitter.com/bLvX2dtJe7— NI Football League (@OfficialNIFL) April 6, 2019
We've been speaking with the new management at Glentoran about their opening win, the proposed substantial Iranian investment and the fans...Here's Paul Millar -
.@Glentoran - winning start in the Mick McDermott era. 2-1 @DgnSwifts. Verdict from the management team: Paul Millar - “Absolutely delighted...keeps the season alive.” pic.twitter.com/jQYK4Nxzrr— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 6, 2019
.@Glentoran new regime praise for players - and the fans. Paul Millar wasn’t quite sure what to expect but all good. “They were excellent...big club, support still there...with success and interest levels raised we can go and do better things.” pic.twitter.com/9f3zmPsmRf— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 6, 2019
.@Glentoran - the Mick McDermott era. Management team member Paul Millar on possible major investment: “Hopefully...but would be disrespectful to the shareholders to talk about it in any type of detail...we’ll wait and see.” pic.twitter.com/PSrzy3nPmI— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 6, 2019