Photos by Alan Weir and Maynard Collins
[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”35″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow” gallery_width=”650″ gallery_height=”500″ cycle_effect=”fade” cycle_interval=”6″ show_thumbnail_link=”1″ thumbnail_link_text=”[Show picture list]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Controversy surrounded Glenavon’s opening goal as John Connolly dropped the ball on the edge of his area just after he had caught a cross. After ending up in the back of the net as he attempted to head that cross, Rhys Marshall may have brushed against the keeper’s arm as he ran back past him but, whatever happened, James Gray was alert and took the ball around Connolly before sliding it into the empty net.
Conor Mullen was the main danger for City and he drew a good save from Johnny Tuffey just after the hour mark before seeing a header rebound off the post. John Connolly was the busier of the two keepers throughout, in particular saving well two near post efforts by Greg Moorhouse.
The former Glenavon stopper also denied Gray after he got on the end of a ball over the top from Aaron Canning, touching his low shot onto the inside of the post before gratefully hanging on to the rebound.