Club Statement

At its February meeting the Board of Directors considered the recent decision of the IFA Disciplinary Committee regarding sanctions imposed on the club in respect of David Elebert’s eligibility for the Boxing Day fixture against Portadown. Although extremely disappointed by the Committee’s decision, after careful consideration the Board decided not to pursue the option of a further appeal. However it was the unanimous view of the Board that there were a number of issues regarding the matter which required further consideration and these will be pursued with the relevant authorities over the coming weeks.

Tennent’s Irish Cup Quarter Final Draw

Glenavon has been handed an away tie against Mid-Ulster rivals Portadown in the draw for the Quarter Finals of the Tennent’s Irish Cup. The draw was made on Radio Ulster this evening by former Portadown and Glenavon players Brian Strain and Geoff Ferris.

The ties will be played on Saturday March 4th.

Result: Armagh City 0-2 Glenavon (Irish Cup R6)

Photos by Alan Weir and Maynard Collins

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.

Moorhouse got the goal his hard work and non-stop running deserved when he netted from the spot in the 89th minute after Eamon Kelly upended Rhys Marshall in the box.