Glenavon fought out a deserved 1-1 draw with Glentoran despite playing for over 50 minutes with ten men after Rhys Marshall was sent off for two yellow cards.

Darren Murray had put the visitors in front in the 4th minute before Jordan Jenkins was fouled just outside the box by Calum Birney with Sammy Clingan opening his account for the season from the resulting free kick thanks to a deflection that wrong-footed Marijan Antolovic in the Glens goal.

Jenkins had a volley blocked by Gavin Pears and he also crashed a shot off the bar.

Full report to follow …

Josh Daniels races down the wing. Photo by Brian Bain