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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 October 2019 (kick off: 5.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 901

Referee: Shane Andrews

Glenavon home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Crusaders
  •   Jordan Jenkins 61'
  •   Stephen Murray 85'
  •   Jamie McGonigle 44'
  •   Paul McElroy 90+1'
football
Daniel Larmour and Declan Caddell in action ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

GOALS SHARED IN MOURNEVIEW TEA TIME THRILLER

Paul McElroy struck in added time to secure a point for Crusaders from this clash with Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Kicking off at the later time of 5pm due to a function at the ground there was plenty of action in the first with Colin Coates creating the first effort of note very early on only to fire over at the back post.

Paul Heatley then came close for the Crues from Gary Thompson's pass but Glenavon keeper James Taylor did well to make the save.

Then, with around a quarter-of-an-hour gone, Ross Clarke's free-kick into the penalty area was touched onto his own crossbar by Glenavon defender Daniel Larmour before being scrambled to safety.

At the other end Gary Hamilton almost teed Jordan Jenkins up only for the ball to be cleared while the Glenavon boss also created openings for Rhys Marshall and Patrick Burns but, again, the Crues defence coped with the danger.

However, the deadlock was finally broken a minute from the break when Michael Ruddy's free-kick was headed down by Jordan Owens for Jamie McGonigle to drill home.

Heatley was denied Crusaders' second goal around the hour by a goalline clearance from Burns before, moments later, Glenavon levelled after Marshall squared the ball for Jenkins to sweep a right-foot finish past Gerard Doherty.

Glenavon thought they had grabbed the winner with five minutes remaining through substitute Stephen Murray who made no mistake with the follow up after Conor McCloskey's initial effort took a deflection.

But, a few seconds into stoppage time, McElroy bundled Crusaders' equaliser over the line after McGonigle sent a low ball across the face of goal.

Glenavon: Taylor, Larmour, Burns, Marshall, Hall, Harmon, Beggs, Singleton, Garrett, Jenkins, Hamilton subs Matthews (not used), Barr (not used), McCloskey (replaced Hamilton 72), O'Mahony (replaced Hall 90+1), Murray (replaced Jenkins 82), Hunter (not used), Neill (not used)

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Beverland, Coates, McGonigle, Hale, Ruddy, J. Owens, Thompson, Heatley, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Lowry (replaced Heatley 63), Caddell (replaced Thompson 63), O'Rourke (not used), K. Owens (not used), McGinley (not used), McElroy (replaced Hale 79)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   2 - 2 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Howard Beverland

    Coleraine

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Carrick Rangers

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Hamilton

    Glenavon

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    63'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Jenkins

    Carrick Rangers

    61'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Colin Coates

    Glenavon

    37'

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Patrick Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Andy Hall red substitution 90+1'
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Kyle Beggs (1)
  • James Singleton 70'
  • Robert Garrett
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 82' 61'
  • Gary Hamilton red substitution 72'

Substitutes

  • Mark Matthews
  • Oisin Barr
  • Conor McCloskey green substitution 72'
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 90+1'
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 82' 85'
  • Ross Hunter
  • Kyle Neill

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Howard Beverland 90+1'
  • Colin Coates 37'
  • Jamie McGonigle 44'
  • Rory Hale red substitution 79'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Jordan Owens
  • Gary Thompson red substitution 63'
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 63'
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Philip Lowry red substitution 63'
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 63'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Kyle Owens
  • Reece McGinley
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 79' 90+1'

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