Paul O'Neill (21)
Navid Nasseri (40)
Robbie McDaid (45)
Paul O'Neill (61)

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Paul O'Neill scored twice for Glentoran (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)

O'NEILL DOUBLE HELPS SEND GLENTORAN BACK TO THE TOP

Glentoran swept back to the top of the table thanks to a crushing four-goal defeat of Glenavon at The Oval.

After a low key start to proceedings the Glens moved in front on 21 minutes when Paul O'Neill made the most of a miscommunication between Andrew Doyle and Jonathan Tuffey to slot the ball home into an unguarded net.

Navid Nasseri made it 2-0 on 40 minutes after some quick thinking from Joe Crowe found him inside the box to confidently send a low effort beyond Tuffey's reach.

And Glentoran put the game to bed on the stroke of half-time after Robbie McDaid flicked number three past Tuffey after a Nasseri cross was headed goalward by O'Neill.

Then, just past the hour, O'Neill doubled his tally for the evening to complete the scoring when he got on the end of a Nasseri through ball to dink the finish over the onrushing Tuffey.

Glentoran: Antolovic, Kane, Peers, Gallagher, Frazer, McDaid, McClean, Pepper, Nasseri, Crowe, O'Neill subs Morris, Herron, Allen, Smith, Gordon, van Overbeek, McGarvey

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Burns, Doyle, Daniels, Harmon, Clingan, Purkis, McCloskey, Singleton, Jenkins subs Byrne, Moorhouse, Barr, O'Mahony, Beggs, Hunter, Davidson

Referee: Shane Andrews

Attendance: 1537

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