Glenavon meet Glentoran at Mourneview Park on Saturday with both teams seeking to end a poor sequence of results.
For Glenavon, encouraging performances in their last two games against Larne and Linfieldhave not equalled results, while Glentoran come into the game off the back of two 3-0 defeats, the latest at the hands of their Big Two rivals on Tuesday night.
Going into tomorrow’s game, Gary Hamilton was feeling optimistic.
“We gave a good account of ourselves on Tuesday. We now have to gather ourselves up and go again on Saturday,” he said.
“Three games in a row against full-time teams is tough going for any part-time outfit, but we have proven that we can match them. We need to get out of the blocks on Saturday and recover as best we can between now and then.
“On Saturday we want to come out, give it a good go and hopefully get a result this time.”
Glenavon will be without James Singleton once again through injury, while Conor McCloskey, who went off during Tuesday’s defeat to Larne with what was reported at the time as a tight hamstring, is also out.
Andrew Doyle remains suspended following his red card against Linfield, but Gary is hoping to have Peter Campbell available for selection.
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- Glenavon’s U20s are on the road again tomorrow, this time away to Richhill AFC in the 2nd round of the Bob Radcliffe Cup (2pm at Richhill Recreation Centre). On Monday they suffered a 4-2 defeat away to Linfield. After going 2-0 down in the first half the boys put in a much improved second half performance, with our goals coming from Bradley Ingram and Liam Corr. Goalkeeper Tomas Sustek also made his competitive debut for the u20s.Team: Tomas Sustek, Harry Norton, Cameron Purdy, Harry Lynch, Chris Gill, Dylan Sinnerton, CJ Sullivan (C), James Black, Josh Quinn, Luca McGreevey, Patrick Shearer. Subs: Aaron Prendergast, Shane Adamson, Bradley Ingram, Liam Corr.
LAST TIME OUT: Two defensive errors in the first half and a goal which infuriated the Glenavon defence as they called for an offside saw the Lurgan Blues lose 3-1 at the Oval.
Glenavon took a 25th minute lead through Matthew Fitzpatrick, but a quick reply by Jay Donnelly, a second by Dale Gorman and that controversial third from Donnelly sealed the points for Mick McDermott’s men.
REFEREE: Ross Dunlop
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Stephen Bell, Gareth Eakin
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Diarmuid Harrigan
MATCH SPONSOR: Tritex
BALL SPONSOR: Carla Lockhart
MAN OF THE MATCH SPONSOR: Mark Baxter