Player of the Year Award

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Voting is now open for the Alan Steele Award for Glenavon FC Player of the Year.

The award will be presented following the last home game on 8th April. Fans should email their chosen player to: [email protected]. Entries close on 31st March at midnight. One entry per fan. Continue reading

Semi-Final – Information for Supporters

Glenavon Spectator Coaches & Cars

Cars and Coaches should approach stadium from M2 northbound to junction 11 then along Broughshane Road to Ecos roundabout (first roundabout), take first left exit and follow road and signs to Showgrounds and enter complex at gate M then follow directions from stewards.

Ingress

Glenavon spectators shall ingress via Gate P turnstiles.

Egress

All Glenavon spectators shall leave via Gate P towards rear Events Area car park.

All spectators are asked to arrive in good time and follow directions of the stewards.

Reserves News

The Reserves game scheduled for this coming Monday night, 27th, has been postponed. We will let you know when a new date has been arranged.

The Reserves went down 6-3 away to Crusaders Reserves in the Development League on a night of horrendous weather on Wednesday. 2-0 down after 15 minutes against a strong Crusaders team, Jack Sharvin pulled one back before half time. The Glenavon coaches were disappointed by some decisions by the referee who rejected a number of strong penalty appeals.

Jordan Jenkins levelled the scores after the break but Crues scored again to lead 3-2 but that was short-lived as Jenkins got another with a great finish from edge of the box to make it 3-3.

The Crues got another with 20 minutes to go, leading 4-3. Glenavon attacked for the last 15 minutes looking for an equaliser, but again with the referee failing to award several decisions to the Lurgan Blues, a third equaliser didn’t arrive and Crues made the final score 6-3 with two goals in the last couple of minutes.

Glenavon: Taylor, McIvor, Fisher, Harland, Doyle, Renato, Norton, Kelly, Robinson, Jenkins, Sharvin. Subs: Lucas, Jackson

Shop Opening Hours and Ticket Sales

Blue Zone will be open this Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 to 8.30 pm.

Cup semi final tickets are on sale all this week, Monday to Friday, from the club office during normal office opening hours 9:30 to 12 noon and on Tuesday night from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. You are reminded that if you want to obtain Adult and Concession tickets for adjacent seats these can only be obtained from the Ticketmaster website.

Result: Ards 1-0 Glenavon

As expected Gary Hamilton makes six changes from last week’s starting lineup: James Taylor, Andy Kilmartin, Kyle Neill, Mark Patton, Andy Doyle and Renato de Vecchi start.

There was a minute’s silence before kick off and a pause during the 5th minute of the game for a minute’s applause in honour of Derry City’s Ryan McBride who passed away on Sunday.

Photo by Maynard Collins

Not a lot of football being played with a lot of long balls but Glenavon seem to be edging the play as far as any quality is concerned. Gray dragged a shot well wide and Renato lobbed over from just outside the box.

The best chance of the half however fell to the hosts in the 23rd minute when Josh Doherty made great connection with Guillaume Keke’s cross but Taylor pulled off a great save, tipping the shot over the bar.

Photo by Maynard Collins

Three minutes later a potential mix-up in the Ards defence could have cost them a goal after Gray and Andy McGrory exchanged passes before the latter played the ball into the box for Renato, playing as a striker today. Aaron Hogg seemed to spill the ball as he collided with teammate Callum Byers. McGrory picked up the rebound and crossed back in but the danger was cleared as Robbie Norton, on as a substitute for Chris Turner who had picked up a hamstring injury, tried to get on the end of it.

Photo by Maynard Collins

Patton fired into the side netting in the first minute of the second half after he was played in by Renato who then had a header easily saved from Kyle Neill’s corner.

In the 64th minute Patton was unlucky when his header from Andy Kilmartin’s cross crashed back off the underside of the bar.

Ten minutes from time Craig McMillen was just off target as he tried his luck from 35 yards when he spotted Taylor off his line.

Callum Byers headed Doyle’s back post header off the line from an 88th minute Kyle Neill corner but the hosts won the game thanks to a penalty award a minute later for a hand ball against Simon Kelly.

Taylor went the right way and managed to save Michael Ruddy’s spot kick but he couldn’t hold the ball and the Ards penalty specialist fired home the rebound.

Ards: Hogg, Hall, Byers, Friars (c), Ruddy, Cherry (McCullough 67), Tommons, McMillen, Doherty, Keke (Arthurs 90), Liggett (McComb 79). Subs not used: McMullan, Hughes

Cautions: Liggett 63, Friars 65

Glenavon: Taylor, Doyle, Kelly, Lindsay, Neill, McGrory, Kilmartin (c), Turner (Norton 26), Patton, Renato (Jenkins 63), Gray (Hamilton 80). Subs not used: Young, O’Mahoney

Cautions: Patton 45, Lindsay 77

Referee: Lee Tavinder