Gary Hamilton is hopeful of picking up his first home league points on Friday night as Mourneview Park hosts a Glentoran team coming to terms with life without Jordan Stewart who has joined Swindon Town on a two year deal.
The teams met each other five times last season with four league games and a third round League Cup match which the Glens won 5-1 at Mourneview Park after Glenavon’s goal scorer on the night, Conor Dillon, was harshly sent off for a hand ball in the box. In the league games it was three wins to Glenavon and one to the Glens. With an average of 4.4 goals in games between the sides last season, Friday night should provide plenty of entertainment. The game kicks off at 7:45 pm.
Hamilton was pleased with the performance last Saturday against the champions Crusaders and felt that Glenavon deserved at least a point but an unfortunate own-goal handed all three points to the Crues. “If the boys play and perform like they did against Crusaders then we’ve every chance. Crusaders won the league at a canter last season and we weren’t far away from them last week so hopefully we can pick up the points against Glentoran on Friday night,” Gary said.
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|Arnold Hunter||Gareth Eakin||Richard Storey||Damien Basketfield|
The Match Sponsor is Lockton Insurance. Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm. The Belfast office has been trading for over 25 years and has a reputation for first class service and outstanding associates. The team have enjoyed six consecutive years of revenue growth propelling them to both Northern Ireland’s largest commercial broker and the largest Lockton operation outside of London.
The Ball Sponsor is St. John’s Church in Sloan Street Lurgan. This is probably the first time the ball sponsor in one of our games has been a Church! St John’s is an evangelical parish church deeply connected with our community. The building sits amidst housing, healthcare facilities and schools and the Church has a variety of organisations for all ages which are open to everyone.
One of our regular sponsors returns once again to sponsor the Glenavon Man of the Match award. Trader D’s Butchers is a family butchers located in Terrace View Waringstown and supplies all quality beef, lamb and poultry products.
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|Lockton Insurance||St Johns, Church of Ireland||Trader D’s Butchers, Waringstown|
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