Rosario 0 Glenavon 7

Tuesday 4th July 2023

Glenavon made it two pre-season wins out of two with a comfortable 7-0 victory against Rosario on Belfast’s Ormeau Road.

Aaron Prendergast (32, 82 mins), Trialist A (11 mins), Cohen Henderson (36 mins), Trialist B (51 mins), Rogers (61 mins) and Trialist C (67 mins) scored the goals.

Gary Hamilton gave Trialist A 58 minutes and Trialist B 45 minutes in central striking roles. Trialist B, who also played at Crumlin last week, is understood to be a native of the Republic of Ireland.

Four other trialists took part. Two are believed to be relatives of former Glenavon players. Trialist D played in a central defensive position. Trialists C, E and F featured in midfield and attack.

Of the 19 players who participated, only Aaron Rogers, Peter Campbell and Aaron Prendergast played the full 90 minutes.

New signing Stephen Teggart started the game. Robert Garrett, who missed the friendly against Crumlin United with an Achilles injury, was introduced at half-time and came through unscathed.

Trialist A opened the scoring with a back post tap-from a Peter Campbell cross. Aaron Prendergast, who was lively throughout, added a second with a shot from distance. Cohen Henderson made the half-time score 3-0 with a close-range effort following good play by Prendergast and Teggart.

Early in the second half Trialist B nodded a fourth from 6yards. Ten minutes later Aaron Rogers headed the fifth from a pin-point Garrett cross. Trialist C found the net with a fine right foot shot from the edge of the penalty area. Aaron Prendergast completed the scoring with a neat finish at the far post after a neat interchange between Jamie Doran and Peter Campbell.

Trialist A also hit the upright with a fine effort from 20yards and Aaron Prendergast danced past a posse of defenders but was unable to keep his shot down as Glenavon monopolised possession for the entire 90 minutes. Indeed, such was the visitors’ dominance, that Rosario did not muster a single goal attempt in either half.

GLENAVON: Gracey, Rogers, Lynch, Campbell, Kerr, Teggart, Malone, Mulvenna, Trialist A, Henderson, Prendergast, SUBS: Garrett for Teggart (half-time), Trialist B for Lynch (half-time), Trialist D for Kerr (half-time), Trialist E for Henderson (half-time), Doran for Mulvenna (half-time), Fry for Gracey (half-time), Trialist C for Trialist A (58 mins) and Trialist F for Malone (58 mins).

Aaron Prendergast scored twice against Rosario.