Four-goal hero from the League Cup win over Tobermore United, Fabio O’Brien keeps his place in the starting line-up. Kevin Braniff and Paddy McCourt are on a strong substitute bench. Rhys Marshall competes his suspension following on from his red card at Windsor Park a few weeks back.
Match highlights courtesy BBC Sport NI
It was a tale of two penalties at Mourneview Park today. Glenavon’s Paddy McCourt saw his spot kick saved by James McGrath but Ballinamallard’s Adam Lecky made no mistake with his stoppage time penalty after picking himself up after having been tripped by Simon Kelly to give the Fermanagh side its first win of the season.
Glenavon had no less than 15 corners in the game to the visitors one and had at least three efforts cleared off the line, perhaps the most vital by Steve Feaney ten minutes from time when it looked like Ciaran Martyn’s shot would put Glenavon into a deserved lead.
Missed penalty for Glenavon in the 71st minute. Former Lurgan Blues keeper James McGrath saved Paddy McCourt’s spot kick awarded after Mark Sykes was tripped just inside the box.
Adam Lecky succeeded with a stoppage time penalty for the visitors when Simon Kelly brought down the tall striker as he ran onto a clever pass by substitute Shane McGinty.
Glenavon: Tuffey (c), McGrory, Kelly, Doyle, Patton, Sykes, Martyn, Kilmartin, Cooper, Bradley, O’Brien. Subs: Lindsay, Hall (Cooper 65), Braniff (O’Brien 62), McCourt (Kilmartin 64), Bates.
Ballinamallard: McGrath, McConnell, Taheny, Feaney, McMenamin, McCabe, Mayse, Lafferty, McKenna, McCartney, Lecky. Subs: Owens, (Mayse 81) McGinty (Lafferty 70), Armstrong, Crawford, Morris
Referee: Raymond Crangle