MATTY Burrows saved Glenavon from extra time with a late winner over brave Dergview, WRITES MICHAEL SCOTT.
He scored with virtually the last kick of the game in the 94th minute, slotting down the middle after Liam McMenamin had brought down Guy Bates.
The defeat was hard on Tommy Canning’s side who had more than enough chances to win the game.
In particular Andrew Sproule, brother of Northern Ireland international Ivan, could have had a hat-trick but home custodian Andy Coleman denied him a goal.
Glenavon had their chances too.
A spectacular scissors kick by former Balon d’Or nominee Burrows came off the woodwork and Bates too had a chance come off the post.
Dergview had taken the lead on 28 minutes with a goal which summed up the evening for the hosts. Dwayne McManus’ shot from the edge of the box looked as if it had been tipped over the bar, but the ball fell just in time to bounce over the line.
And Andy Kilmartin levelled the scores after a piece of route one football, sidefooting home on 46 minutes from Marc Brown’s punt upfield.
GLENAVON: Coleman, Brown, Turkington, Haughey, McCashin, Hagan, Kilmartin, McGrory, Bates, Burrows, Neill. Subs: Marshall, White (McCashin 46), Dane, McKee, Ballard (Neill 94).
DERGVIEW: McCusker, Porter, McMenamin, Galloway, J. Carlin, Sproule, Toland, Leckey, McManus, Henderson, Mullen. Subs: Buchanan, T. Carlin, Ferry, C. Carlin (Sproule 77), Arkinson (Toland 59).
REFEREE: Colin Burns (Newtownabbey)