Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 3 April 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1019

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 18'
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GLENAVON MAKE IT FOUR IN A ROW

Glenavon made it four wins in a row with victory over Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

The points strengthen the Lurgan Blues' hopes of making the end of season European play-offs, putting them four ahead of Carrick Rangers with United a further five adrift.

The only goal of the game arrived after 18 minutes through Matthew Fitzpatrick after he got past the home defence at the near post to nod in Isaac Baird's cross from the right.

United might have levelled not long after the half-hour mark only for Craig Farquhar to see his header tipped past the post by Rory Brown.

After the break Baird came close to doubling Glenavon's lead only for Sean O'Neill to turn the effort behind while, for the Sky Blues, a Sean Graham shot was dealt with by Brown.

Aaron Rogers then almost made it 2-0 but his effort was cleared off the line by Mikey Place.

Ballymena ended the game with nine men when first Douglas Wilson received his second caution of the game before Steven McCullough was shown a straight red in the closing moments.

Ballymena United: O'Neill, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McCullough, Gibson, McVarnock, Graham, Farquhar subs Thompson, Waide, Kane, Tweed, McGrory, Tipton, Place

Glenavon: Brown, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Baird, McCloskey, Wallace, Doran, Rogers, Garrett, Malone, Ward subs Kerr, Birney, O'Connor, Campbell, Henderson, Stewart, Bradley

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 1 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    90+4'
  •  Red Card

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Ards

    90'
  • Rory Brown

    Coleraine

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    90'
  •  Red Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Portadown

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Rogers

    Annagh United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Coleraine

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert McVarnock

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Larne

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Portadown

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ards

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Doran

    Glenavon

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor (1)

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Garrett

    Unregistered Players

    54'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    18'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson 86'
  • Scot Whiteside
  • David McDaid red substitution 77'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Steven McCullough 90'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 77'
  • Robert McVarnock red substitution 77'
  • Sean Graham red substitution 77'
  • Craig Farquhar

Substitutes

  • Marcus Thompson
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 77'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 77'
  • Evan Tweed
  • Andrew McGrory
  • George Tipton 90' green substitution 77'
  • Mikey Place green substitution 77'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 90+4' 18'
  • Isaac Baird
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 61'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Jamie Doran 66'
  • Aaron Rogers 83'
  • Robert Garrett 54' red substitution 64'
  • Jack Malone
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Conor Kerr
  • Calum Birney
  • Michael O'Connor (1) green substitution 64'
  • Peter Campbell 90' green substitution 61'
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Cohen Henderson
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