Glens off to winning start in McDermott era with prospect of 'exciting times ahead'

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Darren Murray, Glens winner. Pic: NIFL.

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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.



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 - 






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