Andy Hall (79)
Ben Doherty (82)


Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton (c) Presseye


Glenavon returned to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership table following two late goals against Newry City at Mourneview Park.

In a fairly even first half, it was the visitors who almost took the lead after 29 minutes – as Declan Carville failed to convert after finding himself with the ball in front of goal following Tuffey’s failed punched clearance.

On the hour, Glenavon spurned a superb double chance as Josh Daniels’ shot rattled the post before Ben Doherty’s follow up was saved by goalkeeper Coleman to keep the scores level.

Andrew Hall finally broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining, he got two attempts at converting Jordan Jenkins’ cross as the first was blocked by Newry’s John Boyle, but the winger made no mistake with the second effort.

Glenavon doubled their lead to move back to the top of the Premiership as Ben Doherty’s stunning inswinging corner deceived everyone in the penalty area to nestle into the top corner.

Newry City’s plight was made all the more difficult two minutes later when they were reduced to ten men when Declan Carville received a second yellow card for a late challenge on Jenkins.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Dy. King, Marron, Daniels, Sykes, Hall, Donnelly, Muir, Murray, Singleton, Doherty subs  Doyle (not used), Grace (not used), Harmon (for Muir 46), Larmour (not used), McCloskey (for Murray 79), Hunter (not used), Jenkins (for Donnelly 60).

Newry City: Coleman, Da. King, Boyle, McCann, Walker, Carville, McCabe, Hughes, Lavery, Teggart, Montgomery subs Maguire (not used), Johnston (for Teggart 83), Delaney (for Lavery 70), McArdle (not used), Mullen (not used), Healy (not used).

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Attendance: 1096

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