Glenavon will be hoping to build on Saturday’s superb performance that saw Gary Hamilton’s side thump newly-crowned league champions Linfield 4-0 as they take the trip to Warden Street tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7:45pm kick off) to take on second-placed Ballymena United.

The Sky Blues only need avoid defeat to secure second place and automatic qualification for Europe. Glenavon must win and hope that next Saturday’s results go their way if they are to overhaul David Jeffrey’s side.

Gary Hamilton was delighted with his team’s performance on Saturday. “It was a terrific display and we scored some fabulous goals. I know Linfield didn’t have their full-strength side out, but it was a team capable of beating anyone.

“For me, it was our best performance of the season. We now have to take that into Tuesday’s game at Ballymena United. We are now very much in with a shout of finishing in the runners-up place.”

James Singleton and Tony Kane in an aerial challenge. Photo by Alan Weir

Form Guide

Last five league games

Ballymena: W L L D W

Glenavon: W W W D W

Head to Head

Last ten games in all competitions

Glenavon: W5 D1 L4 F24 A13, Average goals per game: 3.7

Ballymena has won the last two games between the sides this season (2-1 at Ballymena and 0-2 at Mourneview) after Glenavon won the first game 4-0 at home.

Mark Sykes celebrates after equalising for Glenavon in the last game at the Showgrounds, in November. Photo by Alan Weir

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