News – GB – Glentoran up to third place in the table after an impressive win


Jay Donnelly gets to work early as Mick McDermott’s men secure the Big Two win during the week with another impressive performance

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Glentoran rose to third place in the table

with an impressive 5-0 win against a superior Carrick Rangers in the Loughshore Arena
Clinical Jay Donnelly grabbed an early double to take him to 11 goals in 20 games for the Big Two giants this season

And a goal from older brother Rory Donnelly, a header from Conor McMenamin and the own goal from Reece Glendinning made for a pleasant night for Mick McDermott’s men

The win brought the Glens to third place – above Crusaders, Larne and Cliftonville due to the goal difference – and to six points ahead of leaders Linfield, with one game in hand before Saturday’s games

And what a ruthless first-half performance it was from the men from Mersey Street who underpinned their impressive 3-1 win over David Healy’s Blues on Tuesday with their biggest away win in the league in two years

The visitors, who have won their last six games, were 3-0 ahead and were in control in less than 18 minutes

Donnelly opened the classification in 11 Minute with excellent hand-to-hand combat as he clung to an attempted Michael Smith free kick inside the penalty area

His path to goal seemed blocked, but a couple of Shimmies made him jump past Smith and Chris Ramsey before firing a close-range shot past Aaron Hogg

It was 2-0 three minutes later when Donnelly clung to a pass from Dale Gorman and rounded the exposed Hogg to caress an empty net from 18 meters

Carrick’s nightmare start took place in the 17th Another dark turn in the minute when the Glens scored the 3-0 with a clever pass on the right wing

Rory Donnelly’s back pass sent Caolan Marron racing into the box and the angled attempt on the right back bounced off the unfortunate Glendinning into the net

Rory Donnelly had a glorious chance over the bar after driving clear before the well-shaped McMenamin finished 4-0 after half an hour

Luke McCullough’s diagonal free kick was directed into danger by Rory Donnelly, and McMenamin rose to drag a close-range header over Hogg

It was a smart ending for the winger, who has scored four goals in just seven games since returning to the Glens from Cliftonville for a second spell in January

It was 5-0 in 43 Minute when Rory Donnelly was fed by a McMenamin flick-on to sweep a close-range shot past the sprawling Hogg from 15 yards

Carrick’s only notable moment in the opening stages was an early deflected free kick by Caolan Loughran that forced a one-handed save from Dayle Coleing

Jamie McDonagh shot a shot just wide of the target in the second half and substitute Cameron Stewart saved Hogg brilliantly when Glentoran pushed into sixth place

It didn’t come, but it didn’t matter as the Glens, whose only concern was a calf injury that forced Jay Donnelly off the pitch before the break, cruised to an important East Antrim win

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News – GB – Glentoran after an impressive victory in third place in the table
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