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Mourneview bore fest does little for Sky Blues manager Glenn Ferguson

Tempers flare at Mourneview Park

Tempers flare at Mourneview Park

A miserable Saturday in Lurgan made for a drab game devoid of much to talk about.

The fact it took just over half an hour for the first real chance to come should tell you all you need to know about this one as the conditions made it difficult for either side to get any sort of stranglehold on the match.

Visiting manager Glenn Ferguson even went as far to say: “It was such a poor game that the supporters should have got their money back on the way out.

“I’m an advocate of the idea that if the wind is above a certain speed the game shouldn’t be played. It’s impossible to get the ball down and play.

“But we have to try and put on a display and we have to be happy to come away from the game with a point.”

A swirling wind and heavy rain meant that both sides were restricted to half chances.

The hosts had appeals for a penalty turned down when a defender clattered into Ciaran Martyn just inside the box, but referee Tim Marshall allowed play to continue.

Referee Marshall was at the centre of controversy when he sent off Kyle Neill for a second bookable offence.

They then had a goal ruled out for offside when Martyn and Hamilton combined with the latter scoring from the tightest of angles.

Glenavon coach Nigel Law added, “For us it was a point gained. We had quite a few players missing and a couple who maybe shouldn’t have been playing. We had three teenagers on the bench so if you look at our resources it was always going to be difficult for us.”

 

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