Fans would be forgiven for asking ‘Adam who’ as most will have seen little of Adam Foley since he damaged a cruciate ligament at Loughgall in last season’s pre-season game but the tall, fast-paced, winger has completed a lengthy period of rehab following his operation and is hoping to stake a claim in the first team for this season. He spoke to Gary Ellis of the Lurgan Mail after appearing as a second half substitute in last night’s game against Leeds Utd.
Photos in this gallery are by Brian Bain
Photos in this Gallery by Alan Weir
A talented Leeds side clearly enjoyed the superb playing surface at a packed Mourneview Park as they put five goals past Glenavon in tonight’s glamour friendly. A dubious penalty decision for the third goal, awarded for a foul by Rhys Marshall on Matt Smith, and what looked like a foul on Gareth McKeown which went unpunished leading to the fifth goal helped make the scoreline rather harsh on Glenavon who played their part in an entertaining game.
Chris Dawson grabbed a hat trick, completed by that disputed penalty, and Smith powered in a towering header for the fourth before Eoghan Stokes added the 5th.
Davy Rainey went closest to a goal for the Lurgan Blues, seeing his cross-shot rolling agonizingly across the goal line after he was played in by Tiarnan Mulvenna.
Special guest for the night David Healy saw a firmly struck free kick well held by Paddy Kenny. NI’s all-time leading scorer picked up the Glenavon Man of the Match award from the sponsor Philip Harrison of Craigavon Koi and Aquatics. ‘King’ David then generously presented Philip’s son Mathew with his boots and kindly signed them as well.
Glenavon will run out in a specially embroidered 125th Anniversary shirt for tonight’s pre-season game with Leeds United.