Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Glenavon being banished

It's a bit early in the season to be talking about where your team is going to finish up, but Glenavon fans will be forgiven for revising their ambitions after their start to the campaign.

The Lurgan Blues have been beaten just once — albeit a heavy defeat to Linfield — and are currently tucked in behind the Blues on goal difference.

The Mourneview men have sneaked up the table, perhaps taking some by surprise, but eyes will have been opened on Tuesday night following their comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Ballymena United at the Showgrounds.

Many would have predicted a much tougher assignment by the Braid, especially after Roy Walker’s side brushed aside champions Glentoran a week previous.

It was a result that will see many sit up and take notice of a quiet revolution taking place in that particular part of mid-Ulster as Marty Quinn attempts to re-awaken a slumbering giant.

One of the goalscorers on Tuesday night, Stuart King, is one of only a few signings brought in by Quinn and he is loving life in Lurgan.

“We have had a good start to the season but no-one is getting too excited yet,” he said. “We have picked up a couple of good results and a couple of draws that could have gone either way, but things are going well.

“It’s too early to talk about what we can achieve but if we carry on playing how we can then the least we can hope for is top six.”

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