Yesterday's game at Windsor Park was preceded by two special presentations to Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew to mark the occasion of his 500th game for the club in midweek.
Firstly, Linfield chairman Roy McGivern presented Jamie with a beautiful engraved crystal bowl, especially prepared for the occasion by our good friends at Belfast Crystal.
Secondly, Howard Solomon of Umbro travelled over from England to present Jamie with a special 'Mulgrew 500' shirt to mark the achievement by the player they sponsor.
Before the game, Linfield FC announced that Jamie had signed a new 2 year contract extension to take effect at the expiry of his current contract at the end of the season.
Jamie has joined a very elite and exclusive group of Linfield Greats who've made more than 500 appearances for the club and the further contract extension will provide Jamie with an opportunity to get closer to some of the legendary players in the following list.
Noel Bailie MBE - 1013
Tommy Dickson - over 600
Alex Russell - over 600
William Murphy - 639
George Dunlop - 570
Glenn Ferguson - 515