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American Morgan Day has joined in the festivities to mark Chris Morgan's winning goal for Glentoran fifteen years ago.

American Morgan Day has joined in the festivities to mark Chris Morgan's winning goal for Glentoran fifteen years ago.

American Morgan Day has joined in the festivities to mark Chris Morgan's winning goal for Glentoran fifteen years ago.

An appropriately named American has been welcomed as the newest member of the Glentoran family.

Morgan Day, from Oklahoma, has joined in the social media celebrations that have been marking 15 years since one of the most famous days in Irish League history.

That was, of course, when Chris Morgan netted a late winner to help Glentoran see off bitter rivals Linfield and all-but secure the Irish League title.

The 3-2 win at the Oval has been named after the winner goal-scorer and accompanied by its own #MorganDay hashtag on twitter.

As @MorganDay is the twitter account of the American woman rather than the Glentoran holiday, she was inadvertently notified of the festivities and took to twitter to accept her coronation.

And now the club has officially accepted her into the Oval ranks:

Morgan, if you're reading, perhaps we can help to shed a little more light on the whole scenario.

Glentoran and Linfield are two football (soccer to you) rivals, typically called the Big Two as they are the clubs with the biggest support-bases in Northern Ireland.

Back in 2005, it was the second last game of the season when the two met and, basically, whichever team won would win the league.

It was 2-2 going into the closing minutes and then up popped Chris Morgan, who had just done the unthinkable by transferring from Linfield to Glentoran, to score the winner.

Cue pandemonium, fast forward fifteen years and you've been tagged on twitter.

Welcome to the world of the Irish League.

Belfast Telegraph