Rip-roaring win for Glentoran in the Irish Cup final
Cliftonville 1 Glentoran 3
Glentoran came back from the dead to win a rip-roaring Marie Curie Irish Cup Final at Windsor Park and shattered Cliftonville’s dream of an historic treble.
Victory only came in extra- time but the underdogs from the East — the paupers of the Irish League who at times could not pay the players wages — turned the game on its head in the second half.
Cliftonville dominated the first 45 minutes and looked all set to add the Blue Riband trophy to the IRN-BRU League Cup and the Premiership title already safely tucked away at Solitude.
But Eddie Patterson, sensationally sacked by the Reds two years ago, lifted the Glens with a no holds barred half-time rollicking.
Suddenly Glentoran were reinvigorated, pegged back the much fancied champions then completely overran them.
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