Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1067

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Glenavon
  •   Tony Kane
  •   Jonathan Addis
  •   Cathair Friel
  •   Kyle Owens
  •   Declan Carville
  •   Jim Ervin
  •   Andrew Burns
  •   Joshua Kelly
  •   Aaron Burns
  •   Andrew Doyle
  •   Conan Byrne 35'
  •   Daniel Purkis 65'
  •   James Singleton
  •   Robert Garrett
  •   Jordan Jenkins
  •   Calum Birney
  •   Gregory Moorhouse 90+3'
  •   Conor McCloskey
  •   Jack O'Mahony
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Daniel Purkis doubled Glenavon's lead ©INPHO/Philip Magowan

GLENAVON SWEEP PAST OUT OF SORTS BALLYMENA

Glenavon eased to a three-goal Showgrounds victory over an out of sorts Ballymena United side that have now slumped to a fourth successive league reversal.

Despite how it ended up, it was the Sky Blues that enjoyed the better start to the game when Declan Carville headed just wide, Kyle Owens saw a long-range effort turned onto an upright and Cathair Friel sent a shot the wrong side of the target.

But it fell to the visitors to break the deadlock after 35 minutes. Conan Byrne will be credited with the goal after his free-kick from the edge of the area took a massive deflection off Owens and past United keeper Jordan Williamson.

And Glenavon might have doubled their advantage soon after through Daniel Purkis but his right-foot drive flew just past the right post, with a similar fate meeting a Friel chance just before the break after he ran onto an Andy McGrory through ball.

Ballymena kept pressing for the equaliser after the break with Carville forcing Jonny Tuffey into a diving save to turn the ball away for a corner with McGrory's subsequent set piece being headed against the crossbar by Friel.

However, on 65 minutes, Purkis made it 2-0 to Glenavon with a left-foot finish after he had been teed up by Jordan Jenkins.

Ballymena might have snatched a late consolation from Leroy Millar's free-kick but Tuffey again pulled off a good save to turn the ball around the post.

Gary Hamilton's side added a third deep into stoppage time through substitute Gregory Moorhouse who colleted the ball from Josh Daniels to make the most of some poor defending and round off a successful afternoon for the Lurgan Blues.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Kane, Addis, Friel, McCullough, Carville, McGrory, Ervin, Millar, Reece Glendinning, Owens subs Ross Glendinning (not used), Knowles (not used), Andrew Burns (replaced Ervin 46), Winchester (not used), Aaron Burns (replaced Addis 70), Kelly (replaced T. Kane 70), Lavery (not used)

Glenavon: Tuffey, Daniels, Byrne, Doyle, Harmon, Purkis, Snoddy, Singleton, Garrett, Jenkins, Birney subs Larmour (not used), Burns (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Jenkins 82), McCloskey (replaced Byrne 64), O’Mahoney (replaced Garrett 90), Beggs (not used), Sharkey (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 3 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Glenavon

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Addis

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Burns

    Ballymena United

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cathair Friel

    Ballymena United

    67'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conan Byrne

    Glenavon

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jim Ervin

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Conan Byrne

    Glenavon

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle Owens

    Ballymena United

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    0'
  • GOAL

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Glenavon

    0'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane red subsititutions  70
  • Jonathan Addis red subsititutions  70
  • Cathair Friel 67
  • Kyle Owens 34
  • Steven McCullough
  • Declan Carville 90+4
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Jim Ervin red subsititutions  46
  • Leroy Millar
  • Reece Glendinning

Substitutions

  • Ross Glendinning
  • James Knowles
  • Andrew Burns 90 green subsititutions  46
  • Jude Winchester
  • Joshua Kelly green subsititutions  70
  • Ross Lavery
  • Aaron Burns green subsititutions  70

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Andrew Doyle 90+4
  • Josh Daniels
  • Conan Byrne red subsititutions  64  35
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Daniel Purkis  65
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • James Singleton 90+5
  • Robert Garrett 85 red subsititutions  90
  • Jordan Jenkins red subsititutions  82
  • Calum Birney 83

Substitutions

  • Daniel Larmour
  • Patrick Burns
  • Gregory Moorhouse green subsititutions  82  90+3
  • Conor McCloskey green subsititutions  64
  • Jack O'Mahony green subsititutions  90
  • Kyle Beggs
  • Seamus Sharkey

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