Glenavon are on the road again as they head to East Antrim to face Carrick Rangers in the final game of the January fixtures.

The two sides have met already this season, resulting in a 2-2 draw back in September and a notable 4-2 win last October.

Manager Gary Hamilton spoke with the Glenavon media team on Tuesday night ahead of the match.

“I think we get four back for Saturday with Rory [Brown], Calum [Birney], Isaac [Baird] and Andy Doyle,” Hamilton said.

“But then we lose Fitzy [Matthew Fitzpatrick] as he picked up his fifth booking against Cliftonville.

“Aaron Rogers is away and there’s a potential of Matthew Snoddy missing out due to his knee and what way it reacts after the game. It’s alright when he’s run about matter and the blood’s still going into it when he stops. We’re just worried that it might flare up and that might make him a doubt for Saturday.

“So while we have got a couple back we’re sort of back to square one again, losing two for definite, but at least we might have one more experienced player on the bench on Saturday at least.”


Glenavon turned in an impressive performance on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Carrick Rangers 4-2 at Mourneview Park.

Matthew Fitzpatrick opened the scoring for the Lurgan Blues in the 13th minute, only for Carrick to level the match just a minute later through an Andrew Mitchell screamer.

Eoin Bradley restored the home side’s lead when he headed home a Conor Kerr cross on 27 minutes, but the visitors hit back for a second time four minutes after the break when Lloyd Anderson struck from close range.

Glenavon found themselves in the lead for a third time when Jack Malone stroked home an impressive goal in the 82nd minute, and substitute Matthew Snoddy wrapped up the three points in injury time after he had been teed up by Peter Campbell.

Match report by Calum Jones



Referee: Steven Gregg

Assistant Referees: Ryan Kelsey, John Doherty

Fourth Official: Lee Tavinder