Ahead of the kick-off on Saturday Carla Lockhart presented the amalgamated members of the Victoria, William Walker and Triangle Glenavon Supporters Clubs with a life saving defibrillator for the Clubrooms. The clubs wish to thank Sport NI, our own Victoria Glenavon Supporters club vice chairman William Steele, for making the application and to Carla for her assistance.
A last minute goal by the home side denied a very youthful Glenavon Reserves what would have been a well merited victory over Crusaders Reserves at Seaview this evening. The game finished 2-2.
Andrew Doyle, Jason Hill and Renato de Vecchi provided much needed experience in what was otherwise a team made up of players in their mid teens. Renato put Glenavon ahead but Crusaders equalised to leave the half-time score 1-1. A tremendous Andrew Doyle headed goal in the last quarter of the game looked the likely winner until the Crues grabbed that late equaliser.
After some good play by Ryan Jackson and Renato, the latter ended up scoring with a diving header from a great cross by 16-year old Ryan.
Crusaders got their equaliser after a very dubious corner was given just before half time.
In the second half Renato was fouled and Jason Hill took the free kick deep to the back post where Andrew Doyle met it with a thunderous header to make it 2-1 to Glenavon.
Glenavon’s teenagers belied their age with some excellent defending and fluid attacking football and were unfortunate not to win the game.
Match report by Adrian Teer and Gary Hamilton
Four ‘Match 3’ winners tonight. Next week’s Jackpot is worth £1500.
Just a reminder of the 2017 Golf Classic taking place at Lurgan Golf Club on Friday 19th May. The event will be a Shotgun start teeing off at 2pm.
The entry cost is £200 per 4 ball which includes green fees, 2 course meal and entertainment. There will be a wide variety of prizes on offer.
There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available including hole and green sponsorship. We are currently also seeking a main event sponsor.
For further information please contact a member of the Development Group or Wilson Collins / Paul Best at Lurgan Golf Club.
The Victoria Glenavon SC’s Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season trophies were presented to Rhys Marshall and Caolan Marron, respectively, in the Clubroom after Saturday’s game.
In addition, the supporters’ club presented Glenavon FC with a cheque for £10,000. Glenavon Chairman Adrian Teer and manager Gary Hamilton thanked and congratulated the Victoria’s members for their work in raising such an amazing sum of money for the parent club.
Following Saturday’s game the Glenavon Stewards presented their awards for Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Leading Goal-scorer and Goal of the Season, in addition making donations to the Players’ Fund and to Glenavon FC.
- Stewards Player of the Season: Rhys Marshall
- Stewards Young Player of the Season: Caolan Marron
- Leading Goal-scorer and Goal of the Season (v Ballinamallard in February’s 3-0 win): Greg Moorhouse
Our Reserves conclude their league programme with two games over the next three days. Tonight, Monday, they face Crusaders away with their final game against Ards Reserves this Wednesday evening at Mourneview Park. Kick off is at 7:45.
This season’s George Wilson Cup competition, which will be run on a knock out basis, has been revised to include teams from all three Development Leagues. In the first round the Reserves have been drawn away to Knockbreda at a date yet to be confirmed.