GLENAVON 2 HAFNARFJORUR 3
(Hafnarfjordur win 6-2 on agg)
Glenavon’s European adventure ended with a spirited performance - but with an aggregate loss to Icelandic side Hafnarfjordur.
Ingimundur Oskarsson gave FH the lead on three minutes as a cross from Snorrason evaded both Kyle Neill and Kris Lindsay.
The visitors got their second when a well played ball from Emil Pàlsson found Kristjan Emilsson, who let fly from the edge of the box to score a well taken goal.
Kevin Braniff scored his first competitive goal for Glenavon when a Conor Dillon free kick fell to Gary Hamilton.
He headed the ball down for Ciaran Martyn, who found the club’s new striker ready to pounce at the edge of the box on 58 minutes.
The hosts were level two minutes later; Robert Oskarsson rushed out of goal to meet a punt upfield from the Glenavon defence, but he missed his attempt at a header and Eoin Bradley nipped in to roll the ball into an empty net.
But there was heartache when Swiss referee Sascha Amhof gave what looked like a soft penalty against Dillon for a foul on Emilsson. The striker picked himself off and dispatched the penalty down the middle.
Glenavon fought hard for a equaliser but efforts by Bradley and Dillon came off the woodwork, with the game ending 3-2 to the visitors on the night.