Result: Ballinamallard Utd. 1-1 Glenavon

Photo by Maynard Collins

The half-time score was 0-0. Second half has just kicked off.

Seems Mallards’ Richard Brush is the busier of the two keepers in the second half.

75: Josh McIlwaine heads in from a cross by substitute Niall Owens to give the hosts the lead. The striker scored both goals for the Mallards in their 2-1 win at Carrick last Friday night.

Johnny Tuffey makes a superb save to prevent Owens from doubling the lead.

86: Gary Hamilton, on as a late substitute for Andy McGrory equalises with a deflected shot from the edge of the box.

Photo by Maynard Collins

Playing 3 minutes of stoppage time and a big save by Brush to deny Rhys Marshall!

Photo by Maynard Collins.


Ballinamallard: Brush, Morris, Elliott, Feeney, McCabe, McGinty, McCartney, McLaughlin, McIlwaine, Mayse, McConnell. Subs: McGrath (GK), McKenna, Owens, Taheny, Curran

Glenavon: Tuffey, Kelly, Kilmartin, Marshall, Patton, Sykes, Marron, McGrory, Moorhouse, Singleton, Bates. Subs: Hamilton, Canning, Lindsay, Cooper, Gray

Preview: Ballinamallard Utd. v Glenavon

Glenavon travels to Ferney Park for a re-arranged Danske Bank fixture with Ballinamallard United on Tuesday night (kick-off 7:45pm). The previous attempt to play this fixture at the end of November was called off at late notice when the referee adjudged the pitch to be unplayable due to being frozen underneath.

Gary Hamilton welcomes back Rhys Marshall, James Singleton and Joel Cooper after they missed Saturday’s game with Linfield due to suspension but he will be without Ciaran Martyn who was sent off after receiving a second yellow card in that game.

The Mallards are in good form at the moment, winning three of their last five league games including a vital victory against Carrick Rangers last Friday night that lifted them eight points clear of the relegation play-off spot.

Gary is looking to bounce back from the defeat by Linfield, “If the boys give me that effort, hunger and desire then they have a chance. They were really good today considering the circumstances of the game. I was proud of them, all you can ask of players is for them to give 100% and we got that today.

“Every game’s difficult in this league, no matter who you play. Ballinamallard came here and turned us over 1-0 and anybody can beat anybody in this league. We know you have to have the right mentality and the right attitude going into games. If the players give me the attitude they showed in the last four games then they’ve every chance of winning any game.”

Ballinamallard have Liam McMenamin and Johnny Lafferty suspended and Adam Lecky, who scored the winning penalty in the last game between the sides, has emigrated to Australia.

Supporters Information

The Triangle GSC are running a bus to Ballinamallard tomorrow night. Non members are welcome. Price £5. Bus leaves MVP at 6.00pm sharp.

Saturday’s Sponsors

Grateful thanks from Glenavon FC to Match Sponsors Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Limited, Ball Sponsor Philip Robinson and Man of the Match Sponsor Claire Hall.

Ethan and Aaron Geddis represented the Match Sponsor Avondale Foods (Craigavon) Limited. The boys are pictured here with Glenavon Directors George McNally and Leigh McClune. Photo by Brian Bain

Greg Moorhouse was the Glenavon Man of the Match and received his champagne from sponsor Claire Hall and hubby Ian. Photo by Brian Bain