Upcoming Fixtures

  1. Crusaders (H)

    December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Dungannon Swifts (A)

    December 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Preview: Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

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danske-logoIt’s Friday Night Football at Mourneview Park tomorrow with Dungannon Swifts paying their second visit of the season. On the first visit the Swifts were beaten 5-0 in a Mid-Ulster Cup Quarter Final on a night when both managers made extensive changes to their sides. That result will have little or no bearing on tomorrow night’s Danske Bank Premiership game with both managers set to field their strongest sides. In the league game at Stangmore Park back in September, which finished 1-1, Eoin Bradley put Glenavon ahead with a great first half free kick before David Armstrong levelled for the Swifts 18 minutes from time. It was a stormy game with three red cards that saw Ryan Harpur, Kris Lindsay and Gary Hamilton controversially red carded by referee Mervyn Smyth.

Eoin Bradley celebrates after scoring the opening goal. Photo by Brian Bain

Eoin Bradley celebrates after scoring the opening goal. Photo by Brian Bain

“It’ll be a totally different team on Friday compared to the team that lost against Warrenpoint,” Gary Hamilton explained. “The boys who were meant to start against Ballinamallard were taken out for the Mid-Ulster game.

“I was at Dungannon’s game last Saturday and I thought Crusaders probably shaded it in terms of chances but I thought Dungannon looked slightly the better team without creating a lot of chances. Obviously the goal’s went in at the end from 35 yards. I think Rodney and probably Andy will be disappointed that he’s been beaten from there because it was his side of the wall and if not for that goal they could have finished 0-0. He’s made a couple of great saves just before that.

“They’re a good solid team, they kept their shape and they worked hard, didn’t create a lot of chances but they looked a decent, well-organized side. When we play them there’s always that little bit of extra spice to it with so many of them playing for Glenavon before so hopefully our players are ready for it and they go out and put in a good performance and hopefully get a good result.”

James Singleton and Mark Sykes are both available for selection after they completed suspensions in the midweek game so, barring the existing injuries, Gary should have a full squad to choose from.

Our Sponsors

Our Match Sponsor is Gildernew and Co, a modern progressive and forward thinking firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors based in Dungannon town centre. The match ball is sponsored by local builder and Glenavon supporter Sydney Gorman and the Glenavon Man of the Match will by chosen by a representative of the sponsors Westway Gaming. West Way Gaming Limited is the owner and operator of Westwaygaming.com as well as other online and UK land based casinos, bingo clubs and other entertainment ventures.

 Match Sponsor Ball Sponsor Man of the Match Sponsor
Gildernew & Co  Sydney Gorman Westway Gaming

Match Officials

Referee Assistant 1 Assistant 2 4th Official
Raymond Crangle Andrew Neeson Mark O’Brien Steven Taylor

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