3: 0-1 Mark Sykes low shot into the opposite corner of Jensen’s net after Rhys Marshall burst towards the edge of the Crues box.

10: 1-1 Paul Heatley picks up the ball on the right of the Glenavon half and is allowed to run with it before unleashing a left foot shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

14: 1-2 Glenavon back in front through a Marc Griffin tap in. Again Marshall drove forward, and laid the ball out to Andy Hall. He sent over a low cross that Andrew Mitchell flicked on at the near post for his strike partner to touch in from two feet out.

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26: 1-3 Mitchell with a finish from inside the six yard box. This time it’s Sykes who drives forwards as Glenavon break following a Crusaders attack. He finds Griffin on the right who crosses and puts the ball on a plate for his strike partner.

90+2: 2-3 David Cushley scores a stoppage time consolation for the hosts but Glenavon hold on for the fully deserved three points that takes the Lurgan Blues up to second.


Crusaders: Jensen, Burns, Coates (c), Ward, Brown, Carvill (Forsythe 28), Lowry (Snoddy 62), Caddell (Cushley 76), Heatley, Whyte, Owens. Subs: Beverland, Cushley, Forsythe, Snoddy, Glackin

Glenavon: Tuffey (c), Singleton, Burns, Marron, Doyle, Daniels, Marshall, Sykes, Hall, Griffin (McGrory 89), Mitchell (McCavitt 81). Subs: McGrory, Foley, O’Mahony, McCavitt, Jenkins.