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Mark Stafford (24)

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Andrew Waterworth (16)
Jay Magee (55)
Martin Murray (75)
Leon Carters (OG) (78)

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Andy Waterworth celebrates opening the scoring (Picture: Russell Pritchard/PressEye.com)

GLENS HEAD WEST TO WIN AT FOUR-NEY PARK

GLENTORAN made the long trip to Ferney Park and returned with the three points that saw them climb into the top four.

Andrew Waterworth edged the Glens in front after 16 minutes with a simple finish into the bottom corner after getting on the end of a Jim O'Hanlon through ball.

But Ballinamallard got back on level terms just eight minutes later when defender Mark Stafford was allowed, unchallenged, to head home a header from a free-kick.

And the Premiership newcomers might have taken the lead after half-an-hour when Steve Feeney headed against the crossbar from a Chris Curran cross.

Glentoran regained the lead on 55 minutes when, from a Stephen Carson free-kick on the right, the home defence didnt clear allowing Jay Magee to fire past Alvin Rouse.

Leon Carters came close to levelling for United a few minutes later with a back post header from a Curran free-kick only for the ball to fall wide.

However, the issue was effectively settled on 75 minutes after substitute Martin Murray met a Carson cross to smash the ball beyond Rouse.

The Glens completed the scoring three minutes later through the unfortunate Carters after he turned a Sean Ward cross into his own net.

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Attendance: 832

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