Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 21 January 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 621

Referee: Tim Marshall

Dungannon Swifts home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Mayowa Animasahun 36'
  •   Michael O'Connor 63'
  •   Aaron Prendergast 25'
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Michael O'Connor scored the winner for the Swifts ©Alan Weir/Pacemaker Press

O'CONNOR BAGS SWIFTS WINNER

Dungannon Swifts came from a goal down to pick up an important three points with victory over Glenavon at Stangmore Park.

The Swifts started brightly, coming close early on when Joe McCready saw a header diverted from goal by Danny Wallace while, not long after that, the same player was denied by keeper Rory Brown at close range.

But it was Glenavon that moved in front when, midway through the first half, Aaron Prendergast curled a free-kick around the wall and into the top corner.

Matthew Fitzpatrick might have made it 2-0 moments after the restart with a close range header before play switched for Michael O'Connor to almost equalise in off the underside of the bar.

However, Dungannon did get back on level terms nine minutes before the break through Mayowa Animasahun who bundled the ball home after Gerardo Bruno made the most of a defensive error to create the opening.

Prendergast then thought he had restored Glenavon's advantage - and bagged his second of the day - with a rifled finish across the face of goal only to see it ruled out offside.

Bruna came close to edging the Swifts in front moments after the interval but could only fire through a crowded area just the wrong side of the post.

But what proved to be Dungannon's did come just after the hour mark after O'Connor sent an angled drive into the bottom corner.

His joy was somewhat short lived, however, when he was dismissed a few minutes later following a skirmish that started after Calum Birney and McCready were involved in an altercation.

The Swifts held on, however, to claim the points although Glenavon substitute almost hit a late leveller only to be denied by Declan Dunne.

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Marron, Knowles, McCready, O’Connor, Campbell, Cushnie, Ruddy, McGee, Animasahun, Bruna subs Nelson, Mayse, Walsh, O’Kane, Moore, Lynch, S. Scott

Glenavon: Brown, Birney, Doyle, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Campbell, Baird, McCloskey, Prendergast, Wallace, Ward subs Matthews, Kerr, Norton, Doran, Rogers, Garrett, Malone

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   2 - 1 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Danny Wallace

    Glenavon

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Bangor

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Portadown

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Padraig Lynch

    Dergview

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Doyle

    Unregistered Players

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Doran

    Annagh United

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Isaac Baird

    Glenavon

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Isaac Baird

    Glenavon

    75'
  •  Red Card

    Michael O'Connor

    Newry City

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    71'
  • GOAL

    Michael O'Connor

    Newry City

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerardo Bruna

    Unregistered Players

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    55'
  • GOAL

    Mayowa Animasahun

    Unregistered Players

    36'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Prendergast

    Glenavon

    25'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    7'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Kerr

    Glenavon

    7'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • Caolan Marron
  • James Knowles
  • Joe McCready 71' red substitution 86'
  • Mayowa Animasahun 36'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Ben Cushnie red substitution 86'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Ethan McGee
  • Michael O'Connor 72' 63'
  • Gerardo Bruna red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Ryan Mayse green substitution 86'
  • Marc Walsh
  • Oran O'Kane
  • Joseph Moore
  • Padraig Lynch green substitution 86'
  • Steven Scott green substitution 56'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Calum Birney 71'
  • Andrew Doyle red substitution 86'
  • Matthew Snoddy red substitution 76'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 55'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Isaac Baird 75' red substitution 76'
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 7'
  • Aaron Prendergast 25'
  • Danny Wallace 90+4'
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Marc Matthews
  • Conor Kerr green substitution 7'
  • Harry Norton
  • Jamie Doran green substitution 86'
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Robert Garrett green substitution 76'
  • Jack Malone green substitution 76'
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