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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 6 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Andrew Davey

Glenavon home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Conor McCloskey 18'
  •   Michael O'Connor 35' (pen)
  •   Joshua Kelly 90+2'
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Michael O'Connor doubled Glenavon's lead from the spot ©Brian Little/PressEye

FIRST HALF GOALS ENOUGH FOR GLENAVON

Glenavon bounced back from Tuesday's heavy home defeat with victory over Ballymena United at Mourneview Park.
 
Holding a commanding lead at the break, Glenavon moved in front after 18 minutes through Conor McCloskey who, from Peter Campbell's cross, beat Jordan Williamson at the second attempt after the United keeper made a good save to block his initial effort.
 
McCloskey might have added a second on the half-hour mark but Williamson did well to push his volley from the edge of the box over the bar.
 
But Glenavon did double their advantage five minutes later. United defender Ross Redman was penalised for handling McCloskey's cross into the box with Michael O'Connor duly stepping up to convert from the spot.
 
It was almost 3-0 early in the second half but Williamson was on hand to deny Daniel Purkis' header.
 
Ballymena did try to find their way back into the game. Ryan Waide looped a header just wide of the far post from Trai Hume's cross while, later in the half, Shay McCartan's well struck free-kick was comfortably gathered by Craig Hyland.
 
Glenavon tried to kill the game off after that with Campbell firing straight at Williamson, and sending another shot wide of the far post while Matthew Fitzpatrick flashed an attempt wide.
 
The visitors did grab a stoppage time consolation when Joshua Kelly steered home an Andy McGrory corner.
 
Glenavon: Hyland, A. Doyle, Purkis, Campbell, O'Connor, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Ward, McNulty subs Byrne (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Fitzpatrick 90), Snoddy (not used), Harmon (replaced Ward 56), O'Mahony (not used), J. Doyle (replaced Purkis 76), McCaffrey (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, T. Kane, Redman, Addis, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Keeley, Kelly subs Glendinning (not used), Waide (replaced Winchester 34), McGrory (replaced Balmer 70), Ervin, Graham, Wylie, McCready

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   2 - 1 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Warrenpoint Town

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Dundela

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Ward

    Glenavon

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harmon

    Glenavon

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    37'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    35'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    34'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    34'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    18'
  •  Yellow Card

    Trai Hume

    Linfield

    12'

Glenavon

  • Craig Hyland
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Conor McCloskey 18'
  • Daniel Purkis red substitution 76'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Michael O'Connor 35'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick red substitution 90'
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett 37'
  • Sean Ward red substitution 56'
  • Lee McNulty

Substitutes

  • Conan Byrne
  • Gregory Moorhouse green substitution 90'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Aaron Harmon green substitution 56'
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • Josh Doyle green substitution 76'
  • Gareth McCaffrey

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane red substitution 78'
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 34'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan 88'
  • Kofi Balmer red substitution 70'
  • Trai Hume 12'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Joshua Kelly 90+2'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Ryan Waide 50' green substitution 34'
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 70'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Sean Graham
  • Ben Wylie
  • Joe McCready green substitution 78'

Glenavon

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Ballymena United

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