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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 February 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 1874

Referee: Shane Andrews

Glenavon home-team
2 FT 4
away-team Glentoran
  •   Matthew Snoddy 9'
  •   Peter Campbell 61'
  •   Conor McMenamin 19' 80' 90+6'
  •   Jay Donnelly 78'
football
©Brian Little/INPHO

McMENAMIN HAT-TRICK SENDS GLENS BACK TOP

Conor McMenamin bagged a hat-trick as Glentoran twice came from behind to defeat Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

The visitors started brightly, going twice inside the opening five minutes when Robbie McDaid headed just off target while Shay McCartan fired across the face of goal soon after.

However, the deadlock was broken in Glenavon's favour after just nine minutes through Matthew Snoddy who curled a superb finish past Aaron McCarey from the edge of the box.

But Glentoran got quickly back onto level terms when, on 19 minutes, McMenamin calmly fired home when the ball fell for him from an initial stop by keeper James Taylor.

Glenavon perhaps came closest to finding the net again as the first half wore on after Matthew Fitzpatrick headed just over from Conor McCloskey's right-sided cross.

And Gary Hamilton's side were also first to threaten after the break with a 20-yard free-kick from Michael O'Connor went just over the bar.

The home side did move back in front just after the hour, though, when the impressive Peter Campbell evaded a couple of tackles before sliding a low shot beyond McCarey into the bottom corner.

Back came Glentoran on 78 minutes through Jay Donnelly with a near post header after brother Rory sent over a well delivered cross from the left.

Then, a couple of minutes after that, McMenamin made it 3-2 when his speculative cross-shot bounced over keeper Taylor to edge the visitors in front for the first time.

McMenamin then laid claim to the match ball in the sixth minute of stoppage time with a drilled finish to round off a remarkable turnaround for the league leaders.

Glenavon: Taylor, Birney, Haughey, A. Doyle, O’Connor, Campbell, Snoddy, McCloskey, Fitzpatrick, Singleton, Ward subs Waterworth (replaced McCloskey 89), Hall (not used), Scannell (not used), O’Mahony (replaced Snoddy 89), J. Doyle (replaced A. Doyle 89), Lynch (not used), Norton (not used)

Glentoran: McCarey, Garrett, Burns, McCartan, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, Clucas, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs R. Donnelly (replaced McDaid 62), O’Connor (replaced McCartan 62), Cushnie (not used), Wightman (not used), Jenkins (not used), Glendinning (not used), Cole (replaced Garrett 28)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   2 - 4 Glentoran
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+6'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Coleraine

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    89'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    80'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    62'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    35'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    28'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Cole

    Dungannon Swifts

    28'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    19'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Unregistered Players

    17'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    9'

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Calum Birney
  • Mark Haughey
  • Andrew Doyle red substitution 89'
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Matthew Snoddy red substitution 89' 9'
  • Peter Campbell 61'
  • Conor McCloskey 73' red substitution 89'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • James Singleton
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 17'
  • Andy Hall
  • Conor Scannell
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 89'
  • Josh Doyle green substitution 89'
  • Harry Lynch
  • Harry Norton

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • William Garrett red substitution 28'
  • Bobby Burns
  • Conor McMenamin 90+4' 19' 80' 90+6'
  • Rhys Marshall 35'
  • Robbie McDaid 45' red substitution 62'
  • Jay Donnelly 78'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Caolan Marron
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 62'

Substitutes

  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 62'
  • Michael O'Connor green substitution 62'
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Ross Glendinning
  • Darren Cole green substitution 28'
  • Aaron Wightman
  • Jordan Jenkins
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