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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 9 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 2206

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Sammy Clingan 13'
  •   Darren Murray 4'
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Darren Murray celebrates scoring the first Premiership goal of the season ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

GOALS SHARED AS GLENAVON AND GLENTORAN KICK OFF NEW CAMPAIGN

Glenavon and Glentoran kicked off the new Danske Bank Premiership campaign with a share of the spoils at Mourneview Park.

The game got off to a storming start with both goals coming inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour.

The honour of grabbing the first goal of the new season fell to Glentoran's Darren Murray when, after just four minutes, he ran onto a John Herron pass to send a right foot finish past Johnny Tuffey.

However, Glenavon were back on level terms on 13 minutes with a Sammy Clingan free-kick from just outside the area which crept low past Marijan Antolovic at the near post.

And Gary Hamilton's side might have gone in front themselves soon after when Robert Garrett teed up Jordan Jenkins to smash an effort against the crossbar.

Then, at the other end, Thomas Byrne produced an excellent stop from Tuffey with a low dive to his right as the excellent start to the game continued.

Glenavon were then reduced to ten men following Rhys Marshall's foul on Joe Crowe for which he received his second caution of the evening.

The second half was a more scrappy affair with chances not as plentiful, with Murray perhaps coming closest when he connected with a Patrick Byrne free-kick only to fire over.

Glentoran did enjoy the majority of possession as the game progressed but were unable to get past a well marshalled home defence.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Doyle, Daniels, Marshall, Hall, Clingan, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Jenkins, Sharkey subs Burns (not used), Mitchell (not used), Ferguson (not used), Harmon (replaced Hall 72), O'Mahony (replaced McCloskey 73), Murray (replaced Jenkins 59), Hamilton (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Garrett, Peers, Birney, Herron, Murray, McDaid, Byrne, Crowe, Redman, Plum subs Morris (not used), Gallagher (not used), Frazer (not used), Allen (replaced Plum 61), McClean (replaced Birney 54), Smith (not used), O'Neill (replaced Byrne 83)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 1 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sammy Clingan

    Unregistered Players

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Byrne

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harmon

    Glenavon

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    54'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    54'
  •  Red Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Unregistered Players

    38'
  • GOAL

    Sammy Clingan

    Unregistered Players

    13'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    12'
  • GOAL

    Darren Murray

    Unregistered Players

    4'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Josh Daniels
  • Rhys Marshall 38'
  • Andy Hall red substitution 72'
  • Sammy Clingan 84' 13'
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 73'
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 59'
  • Seamus Sharkey

Substitutes

  • Patrick Burns
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Matthew Ferguson
  • Aaron Harmon green substitution 72'
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 73'
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 59'
  • Gary Hamilton

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • William Garrett 55'
  • Gavin Peers
  • Calum Birney 12' red substitution 54'
  • John Herron 87'
  • Darren Murray 4'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Thomas Byrne red substitution 83'
  • Joe Crowe 76'
  • Ross Redman
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 61'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 61'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 83'
  • Patrick McClean green substitution 54'

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