LATE LEVELLER SCUPPERS BLUES HOPES
Linfield's hopes of retaining the league title are hanging by a thread after sharing the spoils with Glentoran at Windsor Park.
David Healy's side trail leaders Larne by nine points with three games remaining, with Larne needing just a draw before the end of the season to secure the championship for the first time in their history.
The sides traded half chances during the opening exchanges with Chris McKee doing his best to test Aaron McCarey from a Kirk Millar cross while Hrvoje Plum had a go from a 25-yard free-kick.
But it was a largely quiet opening period until, five minutes from the break, Sam Roscoe edged the Blues in front with a near post header from Matthew Clarke's inswinging corner from right.
Jimmy Callacher tried to double Linfield's lead early in the second half but his header from another Millar delivery was easily gathered by McCarey.
Glentoran posed the bigger threat as the game progressed with Conor McMenamin heading over from a Bobby Burns cross while he later released Terry Devlin down the right but keeper Chris Johns did well to save at the near post.
However the Glens finally carved out the equaliser in stoppage time. Substitute Ruaidhrí Donnelly managed to nod the ball into the path of Burns who, in turn, stuck out a leg to divert the ball past Johns.
Then, moments after that, Devlin almost bagged the winner for the Glens when he rose highest to connect with a high ball but just failed to direct his header on target.
Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Cooper, M. Clarke, McKee, Finlayson, Fallon, Mulgrew subs Walsh, McClean, Devine, Vertainen, Lafferty, Quinn, Palmer
Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Burns, Marshall, Singleton, Devlin, Murphy, McMenamin, Plum, McGinn, Uzokwe subs Webber, McCartan, R. Donnelly, Crowe, Purkis, Wightman, Walsh