Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 31 October 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 413

Referee: Steven Gregg

Glenavon home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
football
Conor McCloskey missed a first half penalty ©PressEye

LURGAN BLUES AND SWIFTS STILL AWAITING FIRST WIN

Both Glenavon and Dungannon Swifts await their first win of the season following this scoreless draw at Mourneview Park.
 
Glenavon enjoyed the best of the early opportunities with Daniel Purkis having a goal bound effort blocked by Dylan O'Kane while Sean Ward saw a shot from distance well tipped over by keeper Sam Johnston.
 
Indeed Gary Hamilton's could have gone in front midway through the first half when Purkis was upended by Johnston inside the box but Conor McCloskey could only smash the subsequent spot-kick over the bar.
 
Dungannon might have taken the lead later in the half when Johnny Tuffey was unable to deal with Kris Lowe's cross but Michael Carvill was unable to convert the loose ball while Oisin Smyth then directed the follow up into the arms of the Glenavon keeper.
 
Glenavon had the ball in the net right on the half-time whistle but Purkis' 'goal' from a McCloskey corner was ruled out following a foul on Johnston.
 
After the break the pair combined again but Purkis' glancing header fell the wrong side of the upright while, on the hour, Lowe fired straight at Tuffey from outside the area with Lorcan Forde sending the ball just over not long after.
 
The Swifts then had arguably their best chance of the game with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when substitute James Convie crossed from the right for Daniel Hughes to flick on for Lowe but he could only fire over.
 
Lowe did have the ball in the net late on but this was ruled out offside.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Coates, Birney, Jenkins, Purkis, Snoddy, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Ward subs Byrne (not used), Hall (not used), O'Connor (replaced McCloskey 65), Fitzpatrick (replaced Jenkins 65), O'Mahony (replaced Snoddy 78), Taylor (not used), Rea (not used)
 
Dungannon Swifts: Johnston, Coyle, Teggart, King, Byers, Lowe, Hughes, Smyth, Forde, Carvill, O'Kane subs Byrne (not used), Campbell (replaced Hughes 79), Gallagher (not used), S. McGinty (replaced Carvill 67), Brennan (not used), Convie (replaced O'Kane 67), Glenny (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   0 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • Jonathan Tuffey

    Crusaders

    90'
  • Sam Johnston

    Ballymena United

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Bangor

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Ward

    Departed Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Departed Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Carvill

    Departed Players

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan O'Kane

    H&W Welders

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Institute

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Annagh United

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Dundela

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Departed Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor (1)

    Departed Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dylan O'Kane

    H&W Welders

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Carvill

    Departed Players

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    32'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Johnston

    Ballymena United

    20'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Daniel Larmour 40'
  • Colin Coates
  • Calum Birney 32'
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 65'
  • Daniel Gibson
  • Matthew Snoddy red substitution 78'
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 65'
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett 87'
  • Sean Ward 79'

Substitutes

  • Conan Byrne
  • Andy Hall
  • Michael O'Connor (1) green substitution 65'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 65'
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 78'
  • Owen Taylor
  • Lee Rea

Dungannon Swifts

  • Sam Johnston 20'
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Alan Teggart
  • Dylan King
  • Callum Byers
  • Kris Lowe
  • Daniel Hughes red substitution 79'
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Lorcan Forde 63'
  • Michael Carvill 34' red substitution 67'
  • Dylan O'Kane 59' red substitution 67'

Substitutes

  • Conner Byrne
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 79'
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Shane McGinty green substitution 67'
  • Francis Brennan
  • James Convie green substitution 67'
  • Adam Glenny

Glenavon

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Dungannon Swifts

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