Teenage striker Jordan Jenkins, who scored the winner in the Charity Shield against Crusaders, was on target twice tonight for Glenavon Reserves in the Premiership Development League. Glenavon led twice through JJ’s goals but Swifts striker Michael McLellan equalised twice, the second time from the penalty spot.
James Singleton, Kyle Neill and Kevin Braniff all played for part of tonight’s game as they continue their comebacks from long-term injuries.
As announced yesterday, prior to our forthcoming league fixture against Ards on Friday 26th August there will be an Act of Remembrance and unveiling of a mural and memorial garden at the Crescent End of the ground. The project to develop the mural and memorial garden has been undertaken in partnership with the local ACT initiative (Action for Community Transformation) and honours those Glenavon players who lost their lives as part of the Great War 1914-1918. It is understood that our club lost some 15 players because of the conflict and their sacrifice will now have a permanent memorial.
The development of the mural and memorial garden has been made possible by the efforts and generosity of supporters clubs and local businesses and individuals and the club is grateful to everyone involved. Special thanks has to go to supporter Clive Higginson for his research and information on the players involved.
The Act of Remembrance which includes a simple wreath laying ceremony will be led by club chaplain Rev Paul Whittaker, and begins at 7:15pm. It is hoped that many of the descendants of those named will be able to attend. This is an important and proud occasion in the life of our club and all supporters are welcome.
There will be a service of dedication and remembrance at the new Memorial Garden at Mourneview Park this Friday night at 7:15pm before the Ards game in memory of former players and supporters who died in the Great War 1914-1918. Wreaths will be laid by family members and the Board of Directors and everyone is welcome to attend.
Glenavon Club Chaplain Paul Whittaker will be conducting the act of remembrance.
We have currently a number of sponsorship opportunities for our forthcoming League Cup tie against Tobermore Utd on 30th August. Any individual(s) or business interested in sponsoring the game and enjoying the famous MVP hospitality is asked to contact Eddie Drury on 07866273306.
There were ten ‘Match 3’ winners tonight so the roll-over Jackpot for next Monday is worth £2900.