LURGAN BLUES EASE THROUGH TO QUARTERS
An Aaron Prendergast goal early in the game was enough to see Glenavon through to the last eight of the BetMcLean Cup at Limavady United's expense.
Limavady might have snatched the early advantage when, as early as the second minute, Ruairi Boorman cut through the defence only to see his subsequent left foot effort comfortably saved by keeper Rory Brown.
At the other end a Jack Malone strike, with his right foot, failed to trouble Richard Purcell.
But the visitors did move in front on 17 minutes. Glenavon skipper Niall Quinn won the ball in midfield before playing Aaron Prendergast through to send a low effort under Purcell.
The Roesiders responded in a positive fashion, however, with Joe McCready attempting to lob Brown from outside the area while Lewis Tosh burst through only to fire straight at the keeper.
United exerted some pressure on the visiting defence as the second half got underway, but apart from a speculative McCready effort from distance they didn't look like finding the equaliser.
They did throw everything at their Premiership opponents but just couldn't find a way through and, indeed, might have shipped a second goal late on when Isaac Baird's low right-foot shot just fell the wrong side of an upright.
Glenavon travel to face Coleraine in the quarter-finals, on December 5th.
Limavady United: Purcell, McLaughlin, Walker, T. Boorman, R. Doherty, Parkhill, Tosh, Crown, McCloskey, R. Boorman, McCready subs Carlin, Tennant, Brown, McKendry, Butcher, Pomeroy, L. Doherty
Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Snoddy, Malone, Campbell, Quinn, McCloskey, Prendergast, Mulvenna, Wallace, Ward subs Purvis, Shiel, Baird, Teggart, Garrett, Henderson