Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 11 November 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1116

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Conor McCloskey 37'
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GLENAVON CLAIM THE WIN AT FOGGY SHOWGROUNDS

Glenavon picked up a crucial three points with victory over Ballymena United at a foggy Showgrounds.

Ballymena created the best of the early opportunities with Isaac Westendorf just failing to connect with a Fraser Taylor cross, before the loanee from Larne tested Rory Brown with a glancing header from a Steven McCullough free-kick.

However Glenavon seized control of the game as the first half progressed.

Aaron Prendergast might have opened the scoring only to be denied by a reflex save from Sean O'Neill, before the same player was denied again by an outstretched foot from the United keeper.

Prendergast came close again when he turned the rebound from a Niall Quinn cross wide of the target but, on 37 minutes, Glenavon did move in front when Conor McCloskey scored against his old club with a back post header from Peter Campbell's left wing cross.

Jim Ervin's side squandered a great chance to level early in the second half only for Donal Rocks to hit straight at Brown after receiving the ball from Westendorf.

But the visitors always looked the more likely to add to their tally, and might have done so through Isaac Baird's snapshot which wrong footed O'Neill while, towards the end, Prendergast nodded over from another Campbell delivery.

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Burns, Rocks, Whiteside, Gawne, Waide, McCullough, Taylor, Boyle, Place, Westendorf subs Johnston, McGuigan, O’Boyle, McGrory, Murray, Crawford, Stewart

Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Snoddy, Malone, Campbell, Quinn, Baird, McCloskey, Prendergast, Wallace, Garrett subs Purvis, Rogers, Teggart, Mulvenna, Davidson, Nesbitt, Henderson

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 1 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Gawne

    Queen's University

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Fiontan O'Boyle

    Coagh United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Prendergast

    Glenavon

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cohen Henderson

    Annagh United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tiarnan Mulvenna

    Bangor

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Fraser Taylor

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Rocks

    Ballymena United

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGuigan

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    61'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Unregistered Players

    37'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Corrie Burns
  • Donal Rocks red substitution 61'
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Andrew Gawne red substitution 88'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 61'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Fraser Taylor 72'
  • Dylan Boyle
  • Mikey Place
  • Isaac Westendorf

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • John McGuigan green substitution 61'
  • Fiontan O'Boyle green substitution 88'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • TJ Murray
  • Caleb Crawford
  • Noah Stewart green substitution 61'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Conor Kerr
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Jack Malone red substitution 74'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Niall Quinn
  • Isaac Baird
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 66' 37'
  • Aaron Prendergast red substitution 82'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Robert Garrett

Substitutes

  • Ben Purvis
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 66'
  • Tiarnan Mulvenna green substitution 74'
  • Adam Davidson
  • Jackson Nesbitt
  • Cohen Henderson green substitution 82'

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Glenavon

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