Belfast Telegraph

Replay's Grant-ed

Tony Grant struck with a dramatic last-gasp goal to earn Glenavon a JJB Sports Irish Cup replay with Portadown.

Yesterday's quarter-final tie between the pair at Shamrock Park swung one way and then the other with Tim Mouncey firing Portadown ahead only for former favourites Gary Hamilton and Kyle Neill to turn the tie around.

Wes Boyle's leveller looked to have settled the day's issues only for the Ports - who had a late Jordan Baker effort ruled out - to apparently steal the win with an inuury-time Richard Lecky goal... only for Grant to earn Glenavon a second bite at the cherry.

Glentoran and Coleraine must also do it all again after a 1-1 draw at the Oval, where Marc Mukendi cancelled out Andy Waterworth's penalty kick for the Glens.

Safely through are holders Linfield - 2-0 winners at Dungannon - and Crusaders, who thrashed Ballinamallard United 5-0 at Ferney Park.

For full reports, see this week's Sunday Life.

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