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Result: Glenavon 1-0 Ards

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Simon Kelly, Eoin Bradley, Mark Patton and Mark Sykes return to the starting line-up. Andy Hall and Guy Bates start on the bench. Rhys Marshall is suspended and David Elebert is out with concussion. Sykes is on the right wing with Patton at left back.

Eoin Bradley was a handful for the Ards defenders all night. Photo by Alan Weir

Eoin Bradley was a handful for the Ards defenders all night. Photo by Alan Weir

1: Kelly smashed a header off the bar from Joel Cooper’s corner with Greg Moorhouse volleying the rebound over the bar.

6: Ruddy heads McGrory’s in-swinging free kick clear at the back post.

Photo by Brian Bain

Photo by Brian Bain

17: GOAL! 1-0 Patton’s throw in was flicked on by Moorhouse and it appeared to be headed into his own net by David McAllister.

Eoin Bradley and Mark Sykes celebrate the goal. Photo by Alan Weir

Eoin Bradley and Mark Sykes celebrate the goal. Photo by Alan Weir

27: Dangerous low cross from the right by Ards frontman Carl McComb well cut-out by Andy Doyle.

30: Bradley nutmegs Taylor and sends a low ball across the six yard box but Sykes can’t quite get a toe to it.

Joel Cooper's set-pieces were a threat all night. Photo by Alan Weir

Joel Cooper’s set-pieces were a threat all night. Photo by Alan Weir

33: Bradley cautioned

34: Jonny Tuffey adjudged to have handled outside the box and is cautioned. He claimed it was his upper chest and that’s how it looked from the press box!

36: From the resulting free kick McAllister goes for goal, it’s half-cleared and McComb chips it back in onto the top of the bar before it’s eventually cleared.

39: Craig McMillen (Ards) cautioned

45+2: Bradley gets away from Greg Hall and has a shot from inside the box. The angle is tight and keeper Aaron Hogg makes a good blocking save.

Second Half

49: Kyle Cherry runs into the box but is forced wide by Tuffey with McComb’s effort cleared off the line by Patton.

51: Doyle glances a header over the bar from Cooper’s corner

Photo by Alan Weir.

Photo by Alan Weir.

55: Gareth Tommons replaces David McCullough (Ards)

57: Gary Hamilton replaces Greg Moorhouse (Glenavon)

62: Andy Kilmartin cautioned for a foul

68: Stuart McMullan replaces Emmett Friars (inj) for Ards

69: MIchael Ruddy (Ards) cautioned for a foul

69: Jordan Hughes replaces Craig McMillen (Ards)

70: Ciaran Martyn’s superb ball over the top finds Sykes on the right wing but his low cross is cut out by Hogg as Hamilton looks to get on the end of it.

71: McAllister outs over  a decent cross but no Ards player makes the effort to get on the end of it.

73: Hamilton takes a quick free kick and releases Sykes whose cross is just inches in front of Kelly at the near post.

77: Hamilton plays in Bradley and he crosses to the near post where Martyn sees his flick well saved by Hogg.

81: Great chance for Bradley to make the points safe when he is played in by Sykes but he puts his shot wide when well placed.

Eoin Bradley can't believe he missed! Photo by Brian Bain

Eoin Bradley can’t believe he missed! Photo by Brian Bain

83: Hamilton has a low shot but it’s a comfortable save for Hogg.

89: Doyle makes a great run out of defence with the ball and seems to lose it near the left side of the Ards box but he gets it back again thanks to an attempted clearance by the keeper hitting him. He unselfishly passes to Martyn who shoots straight at the relieved Ards keeper.

Mark Sykes deservedly won the man of the match award. Photo by Alan Weir

Mark Sykes deservedly won the man of the match award. Photo by Alan Weir

Glenavon: Tuffey, Kelly, Kilmartin, Cooper, Bradley, Patton, Sykes, Doyle, McGrory, Moorhouse, Martyn subs Hamilton (replaced Moorhouse 55), Lindsay (not used), Hall (not used), Burns (not used), Bates (not used)

Ards: Hogg, Hall, Friars, Taylor, McCullough, Cherry, McAllister, McMillen, Keke, Ruddy, McComb subs Arthurs (not used), Tommons (replaced McCullough 50), Hughes (replaced McMillen 70), McMullan (replaced Friars 69), McAuley (not used)

Referee: Raymond Hetherington

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