The Glenavon Academy Under 15s (1998s) are coached by Tom Mathers, Garvin Megaw, Mark Pollock and Johnny Pollock.
Glenavon were busy during the summer and made numerous new signings prior to the commencement of the new season. On behalf of everyone at Glenavon Academy can I welcome the following players to the current Under 15 squad: Tom Wilkins, Scott Wiltshire, Kurt Jenkinson, Zach Braiden, Ruari Fitzpatrick, Robert Norton, Jackson Cartmill, Kane Blevins, Jack McLaughlin and Brendan Litter.
All the coaching staff would also like to thank those players who dedicated another season to Glenavon despite intense interest from other clubs.
Tom Mathers and Garvin Megaw would also like to acknowledge valued additions to the Under 15 squad namely Mark Pollock aka ‘Bubbles’ and his brother Johnny. Both men spent last season with the then under 16s and are welcomed recruits to the coaching staff.
- Tom Mathers – 07743939435 - Email Tom
All the statistics above include National League and Cup games plus any Friendlies the team have played during the 2012/2013 season.
NIBFA National League
- View all NIBFA National League Fixtures and Results for Glenavon Academy Under 15s (1998s)
- Wednesday 5th September 2012 v St Oliver Plunkett (H) (League)
Drew 3-3 – View Match Report
- Saturday 15th September 2012 v Oxford United Stars (H) (League)
Won 1-0 – View Match Report
- Saturday 22nd September 2012 v Cliftonville (A) (League)
Lost 2-0 – View Match Report
- Friday 28th September 2012 v Crusaders (H) (League)
Lost 3-0 – View Match Report
- Saturday 6th October 2012 v Linfield (H) (League)
- Saturday 13th October 2012 v Maiden City (A) (League)
- Friday 19th October 2012 v Linfield (A) (League)
- Saturday 27th October 2012 v Foyle Harps (H) (League)
- Saturday 3rd November 2012 v Ballinamallard (A) (League)
- Saturday 10th November 2012 v St Oliver Plunkett (A) (League)
- Friday 16th November 2012 v Institute (H) (League)
- Friday 23rd November 2012 v Dungoyne (H) (League)
- Saturday 1st December 2012 v Oxford United Stars (A) (League)
- Saturday 8th December 2012 v Crusaders (A) (League)
- Wednesday 19th December 2012 v Dungannon United (A) (League)
- Saturday 5th January 2013 v Cliftonville (H) (League)
- Saturday 12th January 2013 v Dungoyne (A) (League)
- Friday 25th January 2013 v Dungannon United (H) (League)
- Saturday 16th February 2013 v Ballinamallard (H) (League)
- Saturday 23rd February 2013 v Institute (A) (League)
- Saturday 9th March 2013 v Foyle Harps (A) (League)
National League Cup
- Monday 4th February 2013 v Crusaders (A) (Round 1)
National League Plate
- Date TBC v Dungoyne/Limavady (A) (Round 1)
- Saturday 15th December 2012 v Fivemiletown United (A) (NIBFA Cup Round 1)
LEAGUE TABLE 2012/2013
Match Reports will be posted below for Under 15s games throughout the season. See our latest Match Report below. For older Match Reports just keep scrolling.
Glenavon Academy Under 15s – 0
Crusaders Under 15s – 3
Lurgan Junior High School 3G, Friday 28th September 2012
Cliftonville Under 15s – 2
Glenavon Academy Under 15s – 0
Mallusk Playing Fields, Saturday 22nd September 2012
Glenavon went into the game in confident mood however where not complacent knowing the reigning league champions would prove tough opponents. The opening exchanges were even with both teams enjoying good periods of possession. The game was compact with a small pitch in poor condition certainly not contributing to good passing football. Both keepers were under worked with neither team creating many openings. The best chance of the half fell to Glenavon when a great through ball from Conor McKeown found Daryl Johnston clear on goal only a few yards out. However DJ attempted a chip into the corner which went agonisingly wide. The half ended scoreless.
Glenavon Academy Under 15s – 1
Oxford United Stars Under 15s – 0
Lurgan Junior High School 3G, Saturday 15th September 2012
Glenavon welcomed Oxford in the second fixture of the new campaign in what promised to be a testing fixture. Oxford enjoyed a fantastic previous season and must be considered real challengers for the title.
Glenavon Academy Under 15s – 3
St Oliver Plunkett YC Under 15s – 2
Gordon Playing Fields, Wednesday 5th September 2012
Glenavon entertained SOPYC in the opening fixture of the new season and it promised to be a difficult start to the campaign. Despite this Glenavon went into the game confident and buoyed by quality signings and a good pre-season.
Glenavon started brightly and enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening exchanges. Ruari Fitzpatrick was causing problems in the SOPYC defence with his forays down the left side and quality deliveries into the box. Although dominating possession Glenavon couldn’t capitalise and it was midway through the first half before the boys were rewarded with their first goal. Again it was Ruari who delivered a quality cross into the SOPYC box which Lee Hutchinson calmly stroked home from 10 yards out. Fully deserved goal after a good start to the game.
However SOPYC came into the game strongly in the latter stages of the half and both midfields worked tirelessly to gain the momentum. SOPYC equalised in the final minutes of the half when Kurt was judged to have clipped the heels of a SOPYC player just inside the box. This was an extremely harsh decision.
The half ended with scores level.
The second half was an even affair with both teams enjoying shared possession. Zach Braiden and Conor McKeown battled tirelessly in midfield and it was exceptional to see as it was the first time ever both boys have played together. Add Scott Wiltshire into this midfield and it promises to be an exciting season ahead. SOPYC took the lead when a speculative shot from 30+ yards which beat Callan in the Glenavon goal. This was a wonderful strike from the SOPYC player and he probably won’t score another like it this season. The Glenavon boys seemed stunned by these events and within minutes SOPYC found themselves 3 1 up after a scramble in the Glenavon box which the boys failed to clear.
However Glenavon showed great character and raised their game. Jackson Cartmill and Jack McLaughlin both came on with 15 minutes remaining and this proved to be the turning point. Jackson pulled one back with a back post header following a super cross from Jack. Glenavon pressed relentlessly and were rewarded when another great delivery into the box was dispatched into the roof of the net with an acrobatic over head kick by Jackson sealing a share of the spoils. It could have been even better for the boys when Daryl Johnston seemed to be going clear on goal only to be stopped in his tracks by the elbow of a SOPYC player. A red card was the result but Glenavon were denied a great opportunity to take all three points.
Overall a good match with SOPYC who are a very good side and a point each was just reward.
MAN OF THE MATCH ‘SUPER SUB’ JACKSON CARTMILL