Tomorrow afternoon Glenavon are set to play their first home game of the new league campaign, as they host last year’s European play-off winners Larne.
Glenavon make the return home following a nail-biting draw at The Showgrounds in Ballymena last Saturday. The nine-men Glenavon side drew 2-2 through a stoppage time equaliser from young forward Aaron Prendergast, who made his second appearance for the first team.
Gary spoke to the Glenavon Media YouTube channel ahead of tomorrow’s fixture.
“They’re full-time. They’re on big wages and signing players for money. They’re a good side.
“Whenever they come to us next week it’ll be a difficult game. We have to make sure we’re ready and that we give the performance we gave in the second half [against Ballymena], when we went down to nine men, only hopefully we can get that performance with eleven men and give ourselves some sort of chance.”
Tickets for the game can be purchased online in the “BUY ON-LINE” tab above.
A bucket collection, organised by Eddie Drury, will take place in an effort to raise money for PIPS Hope and Support. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
The Bedeck Suite will be open from 1pm. A drinks promotion will take place where you can get 2 bottles of Coors, Rockshore or Madri for £5. This promotion will run from 1-2pm.
Half-time draw and Every Penny Counts tickets will also be available for purchase tomorrow, as well as team sheets when released.
LAST TIME OUT
These two teams last clashed at Inver Park back in March, where the stands were handed a 1-1 draw between the two sides.
An early goal came from Larne by former Portadown striker Lee Bonis in the opening minutes of the game. A deflected Larne attempt landed at the feet of the unmarked striker, who slotted it home for the hosts.
Although the result remained this way for the majority of the game, James Taylor denied Larne numerous chances to double their lead with a number of great saves.
Glenavon wouldn’t find their equaliser until the last minute of the game, when Matthew Fitzpatrick nodded in a poorly defended corner deep into stoppage time.
Doran and Haughey will see their names up for selection as they return from injury, whilst O’Connor still remains unavailable.
New loan signing Carey will also be unavailable for selection, whilst he awaits international clearance.
Referee: Andrew Davy
Assistant Referees: Stephen Bell, John Doherty
Fourth Official: Lee Tavinder
Match Sponsor: Jacquard Gin
Ball Sponsor: Bluebell Cottage Holywood and Moira
Man of the Match Sponsor: Ken Cardwell