Linfield scale league summit with victory over Glenavon

Linfield's Philip Lowry scores against Glenavon
Linfield's Philip Lowry scores against Glenavon


Linfield returned to the top of the Premier League table following this hard fought win over Glenavon at Windsor Park.

Tiarnan Mulvenna shot the visitors into the lead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes but Philip Lowry equalised five minutes before the break.

Defender Mark Haughey, signed in the summer from Glenavon, pinched the winner 17 minutes from time.

Linfield: Tuffey, Gault, Haughey, Waterworth, Lowry, BJ Burns, Ward, Mulgrew, McAllister (Tipton 65), Sproule, Quinn. Subs: Carvill, Glendinning, Clarke, Deane.

Glenavon: McGrath, Neill (Patton 77), Murphy (McKeown 73), Lindsay, Rainey, McGrory, Marshall, McCabe, Martyn, Singleton, Mulvenna (Hamilton 77). Subs: Bates, Kilmartin.

Referee: A Hunter (Maguiresbridge).