GLENS 1 CLIFTONVILLE 1
Ten-man Glentoran were forced to share the spoils with Cliftonville at home in an ugly, but exciting, battle.
Hopeless defending from the champions handed Mark Miskimmin an easy fifth goal of the season, in first-half injury time, after Marcus Kane’s effort was deflected.
Plenty of tension saw Martyn Smyth dish out seven yellows and show a straight red to substitute Stephen McAlorum for showing his studs just six minutes after coming off the bench.
Reds ace George McMullan saw his penalty on 69 minutes saved by Elliott Morris, but Ciaran Caldwell followed up in the same minute from open play to equalise.
Glentoran: Morris, O’Neill, Hill, Callacher, Miskimmin, Kane (McAlorum, 54), Bradley, M Clarke, R Clarke, Stewart, O’Hanlon (Magee, 66).
Subs not used: Henderson, McGuigan, Hughes.
Cliftonville: Brown, McGovern, Scannell, McNally, McMullan, Garrett (Donnelly, 65), Catney, Gormley, Curran, Cosgrove (Caldwell, 65), Boyce.
Subs not used: Johnston, O’Carroll, Murray.
Referee: Mervyn Smyth (Dundonald)