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Cliftonville 1-1 Glentoran (6-7 on pens)

Cliftonville suffered a double dose of familiar pain as penalty shoot-out heartbreak and the Irish Cup hoodoo combined in this evening’s Semi Final showdown with Glentoran.

Ahead through an early Patrick McClean own goal at Windsor Park, the Reds were pegged back by Robbie McDaid’s leveller and, though both sides fashioned decent chances to win the game in both the 90 minutes and Extra-Time, a shoot-out was required to settle the issue.

That contest proved just as unpredictable with the advantage swinging one way and then the other before the Glens booked their progress with a 7-6 win.

Full report to follow…