Andy Doyle forced off with a head injury after 30 minutes. Eric Foley has replaced him with a reshuffle at the back – Rhys Marshall was at left back but has now moved to central defence with Bobby Burns dropping back to left back.

Poor match with little quality football on show as the half ends scoreless.

Andrew Mitchell had fired just over in the opening minute of the second half and Stephen Murray had been denied by a great tackle by Aaron Smyth before a long kick out by keeper Harry Doherty deceived the Glenavon defence and Darren Henderson managed to steer the ball past Jonny Tuffey despite the efforts of McGrory and Marshall to clear it off the line.

Four minutes later the scores were level after Marshall met Burns’ corner and his downward header beat Doherty from 6 yards.

Joel Cooper harshly shown a second yellow card for a a tackle on Daniel Larmour. It looked from the press box like Cooper won the ball fairly but its 58 minutes gone and Glenavon down to ten men.

Glenavon went ahead in the 81st minute after Ralph Kottoy dragged Andrew Mitchell down just inside the box. Andy McGrory confidently dispatched the spot kick past Doherty and Glenavon held on to earn a vital three points.