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Reds lead the charge to stay in Euro zone

By Graham Luney

Cliftonville and Glenavon were both on target on their travels last night to bolster hopes of progressing in the Europa League.

Linfield lost 1-0 to Cork City at Windsor Park after a 63rd minute penalty from Sean McGuire beat Blues debutant Roy Carroll, leaving David Healy's side an uphill battle at Turner's Cross next Thursday.

But the Reds and Lurgan Blues will be feeling more confident after grabbing away goals in their Europa League battles.

Ross Lavery netted an 89th minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw against FC Differdange in Luxembourg while Simon Kelly was on target in Glenavon's 2-1 defeat to KR Reykjavik in Iceland.

Reds boss Gerard Lyttle said: "We had a go at them and all the boys were first class."

Linfield chief David Healy wasn't raising the white flag, saying: "We'll go down there with our chest pumped out ready to go. We're not giving this up."

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