Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 28 February 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 2245

Referee: Ben McMaster

Glentoran home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Glenavon
football
Conor Kerr and Conor McMenamin battle for possession ©Brian Little/INPHO

BATTLE OF THE GLENS ENDS SCORELESS

Glentoran's title aspirations were dealt a huge blow following a scoreless draw with Glenavon at the BetMcLean Oval.

Rodney McAree's side dominated for large periods of the first half and can perhaps count themselves unlucky not to have found the net.

They might have moved in front after a few minutes only to be thwarted by a fantastic Rory Brown save to keep out a Terry Devlin header.

Brown again denied Devlin not long after that, this time from a right-sided Rhys Marshall cross while a further chance came via Hrvoje Plum who was just off target with an acrobatic effort.

Glenavon did start to create openings of their own early in the second half, the best of which was a Matthew Fitzpatrick shot parried by Aaron McCarey.

At the other end Conor McMenamin darted through the midfield only to send a strong effort just over the crossbar.

Glenavon were then reduced to ten men with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go following Jordan Stewart's dismissal for an off the ball push on Bobby Burns.

The home side failed to make their numerical advantage count, although they did come agonisingly close when McMenamin saw his deflected effort cleared off the line by Conor Kerr - followed by a Danny Purkis header that fell just the wrong side of the post.

Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Wilson, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, Singleton, Devlin, McMenamin, Plum, McGinn subs Webber, McCartan, Murphy, Crowe, Purkis, Wightman, Uzokwe

Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Birney, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Doran, Rogers, Garrett, Malone, Ward, Stewart subs Matthews, O'Connor, Norton, Lynch, Baird, Prendergast, Bradley

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   0 - 0 Glenavon
  • Aaron McCarey

    Portadown

    90'
  • Rory Brown

    Coleraine

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Departed Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Bangor

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Isaac Baird

    Glenavon

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Portadown

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    75'
  •  Red Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Crusaders

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhys Marshall

    Glenavon

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Departed Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Portadown

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Kerr

    Loughgall

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Bangor

    24'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall McGinn

    Departed Players

    20'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Departed Players

    20'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Luke McCullough
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Bobby Burns red substitution 80'
  • Rhys Marshall 70'
  • Jay Donnelly
  • James Singleton
  • Terry Devlin
  • Conor McMenamin
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 61'
  • Niall McGinn red substitution 20'

Substitutes

  • Oliver Webber
  • Shay McCartan 75' green substitution 61'
  • Harry Murphy
  • Joe Crowe
  • Daniel Gibson green substitution 80'
  • Aaron Wightman
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe green substitution 20'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Conor Kerr 54'
  • Calum Birney 49'
  • Matthew Snoddy 65'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 54'
  • Jamie Doran
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Robert Garrett 24' red substitution 77'
  • Jack Malone 75'
  • Sean Ward
  • Jordan Stewart 75'

Substitutes

  • Marc Matthews
  • Michael O'Connor (1)
  • Harry Norton
  • Harry Lynch
  • Isaac Baird green substitution 77'
  • Aaron Prendergast
  • Eoin Bradley
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