The Injuries to Simon Kelly (calf) and Andrew Doyle, who hurt his back at work this week, force a defensive reshuffle for Glenavon. It’s looking like James Singleton will move to the centre of defence alongside Caolan Marron with Bobby Burns at left back.
Sammy Clingan is restored to centre midfield after sitting out Monday night’s match on the 3G pitch at Solitude and Andy Hall comes back on the right wing. Andrew Mitchell and Stephen Murray continue up front and new signing Eric Foley is among the substitutes.
Rodney McAree makes five changes to the starting line-up from Tuesday night’s League Cup semifinal against Crusaders which went to extra time. Paul McElroy, Ryan Harpur and David Armstrong drop to the bench while Daniel Hughes makes his debut for the Swifts.
Thanks to today’s Match Sponsors Wee Paddy’s Bistro, Alan Gamble and Walter Corbett. The Ball today is sponsored by Brownlow House and the Glenavon Man of the Match Award is sponsored by Tom Cardwell.
4: Disallowed ‘goal’ – Andrew Mitchell puts the ball in the net after Addis spills a shot from Murray
8: PENALTY SAVED! Mark Sykes goes on an amazing run down the left touch line and is eventually upended in the box by Dougie Wilson. Sammy Clingan takes the penalty bu Stuart Addis makes a great save, turning the spot kick onto the post and away for a corner.
44: 1-0 Mitchell. The goal comes at last after the Swifts somehow managed to withstand an almost non-stop assault from Glenavon. Murray gets away down the right and crosses to his strike partner. He swivels and guides the ball past Addis and in off the inside of the post.
55: Red card for former Glenavon winger Mark Patton as he and James Singleton both challenge for a ball on the ground, Patton just arriving a fraction late.
68: 2-0 Murray gets the second goal for Glenavon after Mark Sykes robs Wilson and slips it through to Murray. HIs shot takes a slight deflection which deceives Addis.
88: 3-0 Sub Marc Griffin scores with a tap in after Addis fails to hold Joel Cooper’s low shot.