FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Warrenpoint Town v Glenavon
Glenavon's Danny Purkis beats Warrenpoint's Colm Deasy. Photo: Maynard Collins.
Friday 3 September 2021 11:00
Glenavon travel to Warrenpoint Town on Saturday afternoon, looking to chalk up their first win of the season.
The Lurgan Blues go into the game off the back of good performance against Portadown, but one where they failed to take their chances.
They were almost punished for doing so when the Ports scored on 91 minutes, but Michael O'Connor came to the rescue on 93 minutes to earn the visitors a point.
Warrenpoint have signed well this summer, and there will be a familiar face in their ranks with Greg Moorhouse in contention for the County Down club.
As always, here's five things you need to know about tomorrow's game.
And we'll start with Moorhouse, who is in contention to make his third start in a row for Warrenpoint. The last time he did that was in April, when he played against Warrenpoint, Crusaders and Ballymena United. The striker started 43 games for the Lurgan Blues, made 24 sub appearances and scored 19 goals.
Glenavon are unbeaten in their last nine games against Warrenpoint, winning eight and drawing one. Their last defeat to the 'Point was on New Year's Day, 2019, when they ran out 3-1 winners at Mourneview Park.
Glenavon have only lost once at Milltown, in March 2014 when they went down 2-1. In fact, the Lurgan Blues have only been beaten three times by Barry Gray's side, the other defeat coming on November 29, 2019 (3-1).
Danny Wallace, who joined Glenavon in the summer from Warrenpoint, made his 150th senior appearance last Friday night against Portadown. He made five appearances for Carrick Rangers and 17 for Ballymena before joining Warrenpoint in 2017.
Michael O'Connor, who scored Glenavon's goal against Portadown, has now scored in every season bar one of his professional career. That was in 2017/18 during his time at Notts County, when he made just one start and eight as a sub as he recovered from an ruptured ACL.