Josh Daniels (67)
Conor McCloskey (86)


Paul Heatley (42)


Conor McCloskey celebrates scoring Glenavon's winner (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)


A Conor McCloskey goal four minutes from time earned Glenavon all three points from title chasing Crusaders' visit to Mourneview Park.

McCloskey bagged the points for Gary Hamilton's side with a superb 20-yard effort into bottom corner to complete the turnaround after they had fallen behind towards the end of the first half.

Paul Heatley had given the Crues the half-time advantage with a simple touch from point blank range after Declan Caddell had headed down Jamie McGonigle's cross from the right.

Glenavon levelled on 67 minutes. Johnny Tuffey punted forward a free-kick from deep inside his own half which found the opposite penalty area before Daniels got the faintest of touches to direct it past Gerard Doherty at the left post.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Doyle, Daniels, Moorhouse, Harmon, Clingan, Purkis, Singleton, Birney, Davidson subs Taylor, Burns, Byrne, McCloskey, Beggs, Jenkins, Farren

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Lowry, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Owens, Brown, Thompson, Heatley subs O'Neill, Beverland, Cushley, Ruddy, McGinley, McElroy, Dummigan

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Attendance: 800

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