Cliftonville pay their second visit of the season to Mourneview Park tomorrow to take on Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership, both sides having progressed to Round 6 of the Irish Cup last Saturday, as both sides required extra time to see off Warrenpoint Town and Carrick Rangers, respectively.
On their last visit the Reds were defeated 3-1, Glenavon easing past a side that was still bedding in several new players and since then Barry Gray has found a system that suits his talented strike force. Following that game back in September Cliftonville went on to win 11 out of the next 12 league fixtures, only losing to then leaders Coleraine. Over the festive period back-to-back defeats by Linfield and Crusaders and a 0-0 draw with Coleraine have seen Gray’s side slip to 5th place, four points behind the third-placed Lurgan Blues. With both sides aiming to secure a place in Europe, there’s a lot riding on tomorrow’s game.
Reminder: Tickets for the Danske Bank Premiership game with Linfield at Windsor Park next Saturday will be available from 1.45 pm until kick off in the Bedeck Sports Bar prior to Saturday’s game.
Last Five League Results
Glenavon: W L W W L
Cliftonville: W W L L D
Head to Head
Cliftonville 3-0 Glenavon
Glenavon 2-2 Cliftonville
Cliftonville 1-3 Glenavon
Cliftonville 3-5 Glenavon (Europa League Play-off SF)
Glenavon 3-1 Cliftonville
|Match Sponsor||Ball Sponsor||Man of the Match Sponsor|
|Club President Gordon Irwin||Paul Greenfield||Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson|
|Referee||Assistant 1||Assistant 2||4th Official|
|Arnold Hunter||Paul Robinson||Adam Jeffrey||Lee Tavinder|