Irish Premiership: Glenavon 1-3 Linfield

Glenavon 1-3 Linfield

Linfield made it six wins in a row and are the new leaders of the Irish Premiership after coming from behind to beat Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Guy Bates put Glenavon in front with a looping header from Andy McGrory's right-wing ball in the 22nd minute.

Michael Carvill pounced to equalise for Linfield five minutes before half-time.

Linfield went in front through an Andrew Waterworth penalty after Gareth McKeown's trip on Michael Gault and Philip Lowry made it 3-1 on 53 minutes.

Glenavon had started the day in second place in the Irish Premiership table.

But after their 3-0 defeat by Crusaders last time out, Andy Coleman was replaced in goals by former Cliftonville keeper John Connolly.

Ciaran Martyn also came into the team with Shane McCabe unavailable because of his involvement in Sunday's Fermanagh GAA final.

Linfield seemed to be bossing the early stages but they were rocked when Bates directed his fine header over the dive of keeper Jonathan Tuffey.

It could have been 2-0 as McGrory's mishit intended cross came off the top of Tuffey's crossbar.

Carvill's close-range equaliser came five minutes before the break after Waterworth and Thompson had put the home defence under pressure.

Then two quickfires goal early in the second half put David Jeffrey's men in control.

There were few complaints from Glenavon when referee Colin Burns awarded the 49th-minute penalty for McKeown's foul on Blues skipper Gault.

Then Lowry, back in the starting line-up, scored his third goal of the season, heading in from Mulgrew's ball.

Danske Bank Irish Premiership

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Coleraine 2-1 Ards

Glenavon 1-3 Linfield

Glentoran 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint Town 2-2 Portadown

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Coagh United 2-1 Limavady United

Dergview 2-1 Donegal Celtic

Championship Two

Annagh United 1-0 Glebe Rangers

Ballymoney United 3-1 Killymoon Rangers

Chimney Corner 0-2 PSNI

Moyola Park 1-2 Armagh City

Portstewart 0-3 Newington

Sport & Leisure Swifts 3-4 Lurgan Celtic

Tobermore United 2-3 Queen's University

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