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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 March 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Glentoran home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Jay Donnelly 27' 83'
  •   Dale Gorman 38'
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Glentoran celebrate Jay Donnelly's second goal ©Jonathan Porter/PressEye

DONNELLY DOUBLE WINS THE DAY

Glentoran defeated Glenavon at The Oval to gain revenge for their reversal to the same opposition during the week.

It took a while for the game to get going but when it did it well and truly roared into life with two goals in as many minutes just before the half-hour mark.

Glenavon kicked the scoring off after 25 minutes when a looping cross from the right into the box was headed past his own keeper by Luke McCullough under pressure from Matthew Fitzpatrick.

But Glentoran levelled around 90 seconds later through Jay Donnelly courtesy of a lob over keeper Craig Hyland after being played through by Dale Gorman.

Then, on 38 minutes, Gorman edged Glentoran in front with a calm finish beyond Hyland after Rory Donnelly laid the ball off after dispossessing Michael O'Connor.

There might have been a third Glentoran goal early in the second half after a Conor McMenamin cross into the box was stopped by Hyland before spinning to cause a scramble before the visitors managed to clear the danger.

Greg Moorhouse could have levelled for Glenavon just after the hour but his effort from six yards went over before Rory Donnelly, at the other end, saw a curling shot stopped by Hyland.

However, Glentoran made sure of the points with seven minutes remaining. A Gorman free-kick from distance took a deflection before falling for Jay Donnelly who duly tucked it home from inside the box.

Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gorman, R. Donnelly, McClean, McMenamin, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Gallagher (not used), McDonagh (replaced McMenamin 80), Mitchell (replaced J. Donnelly 85), Clucas (replaced Plum 65), Crowe (not used), Coleing (not used), Marron (not used)
 
Glenavon: Hyland, A. Doyle, Purkis, Hall, Snoddy, Harmon, O'Connor, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett subs Byrne (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Snoddy 57), Norton (replaced O'Connor 73), Douglas (not used), McCaffrey (replaced Purkis 57), O. Taylor (not used), Rea (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   3 - 1 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    85'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Norton

    Annagh United

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Warrenpoint Town

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth McCaffrey

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  • GOAL

    Dale Gorman

    Unregistered Players

    38'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    27'
  • OWN GOAL

    Luke McCullough

    Glentoran

    25'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    18'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough 25' (OG)
  • Jay Donnelly 62' red substitution 85' 27' 83'
  • Gaël Bigirimana 23'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 80'
  • Dale Gorman 38'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 65'
  • Rhys Marshall

Substitutes

  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 80'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 85'
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 65'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Dayle Coleing
  • Caolan Marron

Glenavon

  • Craig Hyland
  • Andrew Doyle 61'
  • Daniel Purkis red substitution 57'
  • Andy Hall
  • Matthew Snoddy 23' red substitution 57'
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 73'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Conor McCloskey 76'
  • James Singleton 18'
  • Robert Garrett

Substitutes

  • Conan Byrne
  • Gregory Moorhouse green substitution 57'
  • Robbie Norton green substitution 73'
  • Calvin Douglas
  • Gareth McCaffrey green substitution 57'
  • Owen Taylor
  • Lee Rea

Glentoran

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Glenavon

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