RE-ARRANGED BETMcLEAN LEAGUE CUP TIE MAY BE PLAYED AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
Following the postponement of Tuesday night’s BetMcLean League Cup Second Round tie against Limavady United, NIFL has written to Glenavon informing it that the re-arranged fixture will take place at the Limavady Showgrounds provided that the home club furnishes “an electrical / floodlight report which clearly demonstrates that the issue has been resolved and floodlights are working at appropriate levels.” This report is to be submitted by Friday 10th November 2023. If Limavady fails to fulfil this requirement the tie will be staged at Mourneview Park on a date to be arranged.
Tuesday’s late call-off was a major disappointment to Glenavon and its supporters. Some people travelled considerable distances to the Limavady Showgrounds. For example, manager Stephen McDonnell and his assistant Simon Kelly made a round trip of some 220miles. Supporter Neil Adair and his son Noah drove from Annalong, County Down, an aggregate journey of 210 miles. Young fans Luke Carson and Josh Bell travelled from Newtownards and Bangor, a 150-mile trip. Others came from Belfast and, of course, the Lurgan area.
“The events of Tuesday night were very frustrating, particularly for the Glenavon fans who went to a lot of expense and inconvenience to be in Limavady for a 7.45 pm kick-off to support the team. Stephen, the players and the board very much appreciated their commitment,” said chairman Adrian Teer.
Glenavon’s next game is the Sports Direct Premiership meeting with Ballymena United at the Warden Street Showgrounds on Saturday 11th November 2023.