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Flaming hot

Linfield's flame-haired midfield terrier Robert Garrett is today named Carling Player of the Month for October.

And as if to prove last month was no fluke he celebrated another man-of-the-match performance as the Blues consolidated top spot in the Carling Premiership with a 2-1 win over Portadown on Friday night.

Garrett produced a cracking finish to break the deadlock at Shamrock Park and Peter Thompson wrapped up all three points before Kevin Braniff nicked Portadown’s late, late consolation.

Garrett has been on fire, his confidence boosted by the international caps he won against Turkey and Chile during Northern Ireland’s Americas tour last summer.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

Belfast Telegraph