Glenavon begins its challenge for the 2023-24 Mid Ulster Cup with a home tie against Banbridge Town on Monday 4th September 2023 at 7.45 pm.
It’s pay at the gate £5/£3/free for kids.
Banbridge, managed by Mark Kerr, plays in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League. It has made a disappointing start to the season. On the opening weekend, it lost 9-1 away to Limavady United. Last Saturday Town produced a much better display but was defeated 1-0 by Lisburn Distillery. The winner came in the 98th minute.
Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton intends, as usual, to include some emerging talent in his starting line-up. “It will be an opportunity for some of our younger players to experience first-team football and show us what they can do,” he said. “We did the same thing in the final league match of last season against Portadown and the lads who got their chance did well. Hopefully, it will be the same this time round.”
The tie with Banbridge will be played to a finish with, if necessary, extra time and penalties.
Sponsors for the match:
Match: Glenavon FC Stewards
Ball: ARCADE Coffee
MoM: Robinson’s Ice Cream
The other seven first round ties are:
- Dollingstown v Moneyslane
- Annagh United v Warrenpoint Town
- Armagh City v Bourneview Mill
- Loughgall v Valley Rangers
- Dungannon Swifts v Tandragee Rovers
- Portadown v Lurgan Town
- Newry City v Rathriland Rangers