The Champions pay their first visit of the season tomorrow for Matchday 4 in this season’s Danske Bank Premiership. Like Glenavon, the Crues lost their opening day fixture but, after drawing against Glentoran in midweek, Stephen Baxter’s side got their first win of the season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory against Ballinamallard United at Seaview last Saturday. Baxter expects a tough test tomorrow. “Glenavon are a team capable of challenging this season – they’ve incredibly good players and boys that can score goals,” he told BBC Sport. “It’s going to be a very tough game but we’ll go there with confidence.”
Gary Hamilton also knows it will be a tough game. “They’re a top team with probably the best strike partnership in the league and they’ve strengthened since last season. We’ll need to be at our best but we’ll certainly be going out to get all three points. The lads all know they need to work hard and put in a good shift. They’ve done that over the last two games and got the rewards so if we do that tomorrow, put in a good performance and get the wee rub of the green that you need, we’ll be in with a good chance.”
In the four games between the sides last season Glenavon won the first and drew the second, with the Crues winning the other two, including the last game of the season which saw them lift the Gibson Cup at Seaview.
The Match Sponsor tomorrow is the Triangle Glenavon SC. Formed in October 1949, the name ‘Triangle’ was chosen to portray three distinctive features, win, lose or draw.
The Ball Sponsor is young Glenavon supporter Jonathan Burns and the Man of the Match Sponsor comprises a group of our female supporters who prefer to be known as ‘The Lethal Ladies’ – I can’t think why 😉
|Match Sponsor||Ball Sponsor||Man of the Match Sponsor|
|Triangle Glenavon Supporters Club||Jonathan Burns||The Lethal Ladies|
|Referee||Assistant 1||Assistant 2||4th Official|
|Raymond Crangle||Andrew Neeson||Darren Veighey||Jamie Robinson|