danske-logoIf you’ve just about calmed down after Saturday’s amazing match at Mourneview Park, there’s more exciting action in store tomorrow (Tuesday), when the league leaders Crusaders come for a re-arranged Dankse Bank Premiership fixture.

The sides met in the season opening Charity Shield game which Glenavon, down to ten men after Mark Patton was sent off in the 27th minute, edged 1-0 thanks to a goal from teenage striker Jordan Jenkins.

Gary Hamilton was disappointed that his players did not follow their instructions against Linfield’s nine men on Saturday. “We told the lads at half time we needed to move the ball quickly, we needed to get shots on goal, get the ball wide and put crosses into the box. There’s no point papering over cracks; the boys didn’t do what we asked of them. People talk about ‘possession, possession’ but to me you have to have a purpose when you keep the ball and we had no purpose today when we kept the ball.”

Looking ahead to the visit of Crusaders Gary said “We’ve got the players to get results in games like this but again they need to listen what way we’re looking them to play and how we want them to do things. If they do that then they can beat any team in this league. If they play the way they did against Linfield and take their own initiative and play the way they want to play then what happened on Saturday can happen again only this time Crusaders will be starting with 11 men.”

Crusaders midfield lynchpin Declan Caddell is suspended for the game after being sent off on Saturday, though he would have been suspended in any case having totted up 5 cautions this season.

The game kicks off  at 7:45pm.

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