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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 9 April 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 775

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Glenavon home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Calum Birney 44'
  •   Peter Campbell 73' 75'
  •   Kym Nelson 25'
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Peter Campbell celebrates ©Alan Weir/Pacemaker Press

CAMPBELL AT THE DOUBLE FOR LURGAN BLUES

Glenavon picked up a vital three points with victory over Ballymena United at Mourneview Park in the battle for a possible European play-off spot.

A quiet opening to proceedings produced little by way of scoring opportunities early on although United's Josh Kelly did flash an effort over from 20 yards after eight minutes.

The Sky Blues moved in front midway through the first half courtesy of Kym Nelson's finish after he glanced a header past keeper Josh Clarke from a Ross Redman free-kick.

Glenavon levelled just before the break, however, when Calum Birney nodded the ball over the line at the right post despite protests from United keeper Jordan Williamson that he had kept the ball out.

The home side were reduced to ten men on 54 minutes after Danny Wallace was adjudged to have denied David Parkhouse an obvious scoring opportunity inside the box, and from the penalty that followed debutant Glenavon keeper Clarke produced a great stop to deny Leroy Millar's spot-kick.

However, two goals in as many minutes with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining saw the balance tip firmly in favour of Gary Hamilton's side.

Peter Campbell edged the ten men in front on 73 minutes with a superbly struck effort from just inside the box into the far corner after the United defence failed to clear their lines.

Then, a couple of minutes after that, Campbell doubled his tally after outpacing the defence to fire across Williamson into the net.

That was how it stayed, although United were also reduced to ten men deep into stoppage time when Millar was shown a second caution following a melee in the centre circle.

Glenavon: Clarke, Birney, Haughey, Campbell, Snoddy, McCloskey, Fitzpatrick, O’Mahony, Wallace, Garrett, Ward subs Scannell (not used), Doyle (not used), Singleton (replaced O'Mahony 46), Lynch (not used), Norton (not used), Black (not used), McGreevey (not used)

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Kelly, Waide, McCullough, McGrory, Parkhouse, Millar, Graham, Nelson, Place subs Johnston (not used), McElroy (replaced Place 65), Kane (replaced Graham 77), Henderson (not used), Barr (not used), Keeley (replaced Redman 70), M. Smith (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   3 - 1 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    90+2'
  •  Red Card

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Clarke

    Glenavon

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    75'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    65'
  •  Red Card

    Danny Wallace

    Glenavon

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    46'
  • GOAL

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    28'
  • GOAL

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    25'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    24'

Glenavon

  • Josh Clarke 88'
  • Calum Birney 28' 44'
  • Mark Haughey
  • Peter Campbell 73' 75'
  • Matthew Snoddy 24'
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Jack O'Mahony red substitution 46'
  • Danny Wallace 55'
  • Robert Garrett 90+2'
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Conor Scannell
  • Josh Doyle
  • James Singleton green substitution 46'
  • Harry Lynch
  • Harry Norton
  • James Black
  • Luca McGreevey

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman 65' red substitution 70'
  • Joshua Kelly 40'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Steven McCullough
  • Andrew McGrory
  • David Parkhouse
  • Leroy Millar 90+2'
  • Sean Graham red substitution 77'
  • Kym Nelson 70' 25'
  • Mikey Place red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Paul McElroy green substitution 65'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 77'
  • Jack Henderson
  • Brendan Barr
  • Conor Keeley green substitution 70'
  • Malachy Smith
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