Tomorrow Glenavon will host Ballymena at home behind the camera’s of the BBC.

The showdown will be the first time the teams meet following the scrappy and controversial opening game of the season. The game saw a glut of action and drama. A last minute goal and double red card controversy left the Lurgan side heading back home with the share of the points

Speaking after the victory over Carrick, the manager highlighted the need to regurgitate last Saturdays performance.
“We need the same again. We need to try and get the same consistency of performance,” he said.

“I think the attitude of the players have been excellent over the last month. It’s been superb and you can see they are right up for it in every game that they play in.

“We need that against Ballymena as well. The bottom six is like another league and we need to be showing the same attitude and mentality, and mindset and hunger and desire to win the game of football.

“You can’t just turn up against teams and get the results – you have to have to put in the performances in as well. And you have to put the right mindset into the game, and thankfully over the last month we’ve been getting that every week consistently.”

Glenavon are still without Mark Haughey, who is injured, while Michael O’Connor requires match fitness by playing with the reserves.

Ballymena go into the game with 7 points from their last 3 games, and with a point separating the two sides, both teams will be battling it out for 8th.

The new-look war memorial will also be unveiled at 7pm tonight. The ceremony will be carried out by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Cllr Paul Greenfield, with a service of Remembrance and wreath laying taking place.



Match Sponsor: Gordon Irwin
Ball Sponsor: Robert James Fine Clothing, Portadown
Man of the Match: Neil Dillon


Referee: Ben McMaster
Assistant Referees: Adam Jeffrey, John Doherty
Fourth Official: Ross Dunlop