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Irish League Round Up: Linfield end Cliftonville's winning streak as Clingan at the double for Glenavon

Linfield ended Cliftonville's long-standing winning run while Glenavon eased to victory on another action packed afternoon of Irish League action.

There was also a win for Ards while Glentoran were denied at the death. Here's all you need to know:

Linfield 2-0 Cliftonville

Cliftonville's seven game winning streak came to an abrupt end at Windsor Park thanks to goals from Stephen Fallon and Andrew Waterworth.

It could all have been so different had Jay Donnelly or Rory Donnelly taken early opportunities to give the visitors the lead.

They were shown how when Fallon lashed across goalkeeper Bam Neeson and into the top corner after Waterworth had held onto the ball in the area. And Waterworth got a goal of his own after half-time when a swift break up the pitch ended as he latched onto Jamie Mulgrew's through ball and found the bottom corner.

Dungannon Swifts 0-3 Glenavon

Glenavon took their opportunity to leapfrog Cliftonville into third as they eased past the Swifts at Stangmore.

In-demand midfielder Mark Sykes kept his name in lights when he lashed home a half-volley to open the scoring. The master didn't allow the apprentice to hog the limelight as Sammy Clingan netted a second half double.

First he sent home his eighth penalty of the season and by the time he curled home a superb free-kick, his side were down to ten men. That was because James Singleton picked up two bookings in three minutes for fouls on Cormac Burke.

Carrick Rangers 1-1 Glentoran

Carrick's Lee Chapman struck in the 90th minute to deny Glentoran their second win in eight league games.

They had looked to be earning all three points thanks to Eric Foley's first half goal He glanced a header in from a corner but it wasn't to be enough as Chapman volleyed home from close range.

Ards 2-1 Ballinamallard United

Ards stretch their gap on the bottom three to four points as they condemn basement side Ballinamallard to yet another defeat.

Gareth Tommons side-footed home to give his side the half-time advantage and that was doubled when Michael McLellan converted Michael Ruddy's cross. Gary Armstrong gave the Mallards hope but it was to amount to nothing as Josh McIlwaine went close from a last gasp goulmouth scramble.

Friday's results

Crusaders 2 - 1 Ballymena United

Warrenpoint Town 0 - 2 Coleraine

Championship results

Knockbreda 1 - 2 H&W Welders

Lurgan Celtic 1 - 3 Larne

PSNI 4 - 1 Limavady United

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