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United hit for six!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

United hit for six! thumbnailKyle Owens on a solo mission up the left flank at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

BALLYMENA United were hit for six as Glenavon avenged their Europa Cup final defeat at the hands of the Sky Blues earlier in the year.
The Sky Blues sent the Mourneview men packing back in May and booked their Europa spot - but the visitors turned the tables on Saturday and blasted in six goals.
A stunned United manager David Jeffery admitted he was "embarrassed" with his sides showing - and apologised to the big turnout of home fans who witnessed the home horror show.
In a five minutes second half spell rampant Glenavon fired in three goals to knock the stuffing out of the home side.
Glenavon threatened in the 7th minute, Mark Sykes threading a through ball for teen frontman Bobby Burns to chase. And his shot on target was well saved by Ross Glendinning.
The visitors tried again to open the scoring, but Sammy Clingan's free kick, after Michael Gault had been booked for a foul, on Burns, flashed well over the bar.
Glenavon pressed again and full back James Singleton headed over from an Andrew Hall corner.
At the other end teen striker Matthew Shevlin stung the hands of 'keeper Jonathan Tuffey, after the ball had been knocked down to him inside the box by Tony Kane.
*Read the full story in this week's Guardian

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