Congratulations to Mark Sykes who has been selected for the NI Under-19 squad which travels to Iceland this weekend for two friendly games. Mark is joined in the 20 man squad by former Glenavon Youth player Gary Lavery who is now with Fleetwood.
Best wishes to Mark, Gary and the rest of the squad.
Please check out our Twitter feed @Glenavon_FC for the updates from tonight’s Danske Bank Premiership match.
A big thank you to all those fans who made the long trip tonight. Well rewarded with the 3 points and a great performance by Glenavon.
Joel Cooper runs to celebrate his goal in front of the travelling supporters. Picture by Trevor Lucy / Press Eye.
Joel Cooper scored early in the second half, feeding off a deft flick from Kevin Braniff before driving at the Mallards defence and firing a low shot past Alvin Rouse. That’s the youngster’s second goal since joining Glenavon.
Eoin Bradley put’s Ballinamallard’s Colm McLoughin under pressure in Wednesday night’s game. Picture by Trevor Lucy / Press Eye.
Andy McGrory starts in place of Andy Hall who picked up a knock in Saturday’s win against Dungannon Swifts in the only change for Glenavon.
Rhys Marshall keeps his eye on the ball as Ballinamallard’s Michael McCrudden tries to get beyond him. Picture by Trevor Lucy / Press Eye.
Glenavon: Tuffey, Dillon, Lindsay, Kilmartin, Marshall, Cooper, Bradley, McGrory, Buckley, Braniff, Singleton. SUBS: Neill (Cooper 85), Kelly, Patton, Hamilton (Braniff 88), Burns
Following a series of complaints received by both Glenavon Football Club and the NI Football League regarding the arrangements for visiting spectators at the Dankse Bank Premier League fixture between Linfield and Glenavon on 26 September, and having consulted fully with our stewards on duty on the ground that afternoon, Glenavon FC brought a list of criticisms to the attention of Linfield FC. These included admission to the ground, issue of tickets, seating arrangements, admission charges for very young children and the lack of adequate toilet facilities. These criticisms were subsequently discussed at a meeting between the clubs on 6th October. At the meeting Linfield FC acknowledged that the size of the travelling Glenavon support on the day had been underestimated. They also undertook to refer certain criticisms to the Stadium Management Committee. Both clubs accepted that 26 September was a one-off situation with planned work at the North Stand end of the ground due to be completed before we are due to next visit Windsor Park in February 2016.
Glenavon travel to Ferney Park on Wednesday night for a re-arranged Dankse Bank Premiership fixture with Ballinamallard United, kick off 8pm. The fixture was changed due to Joel Cooper and James Singleton being called up to the NI Under 21 Squad. Singleton scored the third goal in Saturday’s 3-1 comeback win at Mourneview Park against Dungannon Swifts and seems to be enjoying his new role in the centre of Glenavon’s mid-field, having also scored the equaliser in the Mid-Ulster derby to earn a valuable point.
At the Oval on Saturday Whitey Anderson’s side picked up their first league win since an opening day victory at Warrenpoint Town and they will look to build on that result knowing that a win against the Lurgan Blues would see them move up three places to leapfrog Carrick Rangers and Ballymena United into 8th spot. Gary Hamilton will be going with the aim of taking all three points to move to within a point of 4th placed Coleraine, at least until Saturday’s fixtures are completed.
Glenavon has won four of the last five fixtures between the teams in all competitions, including a 3-1 victory in the last visit to Fermanagh back in March.
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