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In pictures: What Europa League play-off win over Linfield meant to Glentoran stars

PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018
Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final
GlentoranÕs Jonathan Addis celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Jonathan Addis celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final Glentoran celebrate after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Robbie McDaid celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Robbie McDaid celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs William Garrett celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Elliott Morris celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Elliott Morris celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Robbie McDaid celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Robbie McDaid celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Robbie McDaid celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final Glentoran's Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final Glentoran's Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final Glentoran's Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final GlentoranÕs Dylan Davidson celebrates after this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 09/05/2018 Linfield v Glentoran Europa league play off semi final Glentoran's Curtis Allen scores during this evenings game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Glentoran's William Garrett celebrates after last night's game at Windsor park. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Glentoran have endured another bitterly tough campaign but it could yet have a sweet ending as the club go into a winner-takes-all Europa League play-off final against Cliftonville on Saturday.

The Glens, managed by Ronnie McFall until the end of the campaign, ousted Linfield in the semi-final on Wednesday evening and it was clear to see just what it meant. Have a look at our gallery above to see all of the Glentoran celebrations.

 

They had fallen 2-0 behind at Windsor Park before roaring back with four second-half strikes to seal a spot at Solitude in Saturday's decider.

The last time Glentoran secured European football was care of their Irish Cup success back in 2015. A win on Saturday and they'll be through to the Europa League qualifiers and the welcome cash boost than comes with those early-season ties.

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