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I knew it was in – Swifts matchwinner Glackin

Jamie Glackin scored winner against Glentoran

TWO years ago Jamie Glackin was a transfer target for every top club in the country.

After a performance like Saturday’s against Glentoran, don’t be surprised if his name appears back on many managers’ summer wish-lists.

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The 22-year-old scored a stunning 89th minute winner to give Dungannon a dramatic victory over Glentoran.

The goal showcased the very best of Glackin’s attacking qualities.

He showed energy to break away from a tiring defence before curling home a wonderful finish, capping a fine comeback from the Swifts.

Glackin ran over to the home fans, ripping off his jersey in jubilation.

He said: “I knew it was in as soon as I hit it. Before it hit the net I was running away to celebrate.

“We’re just delighted in there. We dug deep in the second half.

“Glentoran had made it hard for us in the first half. We were poor, we knew that ourselves.

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“It was all about coming back out and showing everyone what we could do.”

Glackin’s goal, which capped an impressive individual performance, was a reminder of his huge talent.

He was a contender for the Irish League’s young player of the year award in 2014/15.

And while his form dipped last term, this season he has been back to his best.

For Dungannon it was also an important result, taking them four points clear of Glentoran in the race for seventh.

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