HOW IT HAPPENED: Glenavon 2 Ballymena United 1

F-T: Glenavon 2 Ballymena United 1

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 7:22 pm

92: GOAL - Glenavon 2 Ballymena United 1 (Kelly)

McGrory corner-kick is steered in by Kelly

89: SUB (Glenavon) - Moorhouse on for Fitzpatrick

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey.

81: Crisp Campbell drive off McCloskey’s pass is stopped by Williamson

79: McCartan free-kick suggests danger but Hyland behind it

77: SUB (Ballymena) - McCready on for Kane

75: SUB (Glenavon) - J.Doyle on for Purkis

Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton. Pic by Pacemaker.

69: SUB (Ballymena) - McGrory on for Balmer

56: SUB (Glenavon) - Harmon on for Ward

56: Hume cross finds Waide in time and space but his looping header drifts wide

51: McCloskey header off a Campbell corner-kick is saved by Williamson

45: Kane corner-kick from left at end of the first half but glancing header by Keeley lacks direction

35: GOAL - Glenavon 2 (O’Connor) Ballymena United 0

Ballymena with 10 men after Winchester off with injury and Waide not yet on - and McCloskey’s cross is handled in the box. O’Connor’s slots home from the penalty spot

34: SUB (Ballymena) - Waide on for Winchester. Winchester off injured.

29: Williamson with a strong hand to push over the bar off McCloskey’s superb volley from the edge of the box

18: GOAL - Glenavon 1 (McCloskey) Ballymena United 0

Campbell delivers a fine cross to find McCloskey, with Williamson alert to block the first shot but McCloskey reacting to convert the rebound

14: Winchester picks out McCartan on the right-hand side of the box in space but his touch gives Hyland an opportunity to race out and smother

12: Glenavon counter off a Ballymena corner-kick then increase pressure from successive corner-kicks

GLENAVON: Hyland, Doyle, Purkis, Campbell, O’Connor, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Ward, McNulty.

Subs: Byrne, Moorhouse, Snoddy, Harmon, O’Mahony, J.Doyle, McCaffrey.

BALLYMENA UNITED: Williamson, Jane, Redman, Addis, Winchester, McElory, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Keeley, Kelly.

Subs: Glendinning, Waide, McGrory, Ervin, Graham, Wylie, McCready.

Referee: Andrew Davey.

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