Lisburn Distillery 0 Glenavon 1
Glenavon are refusing to get carried away with their promising start to the season.
Ciaran Doherty’s 21st minute strike was enough to give the Lurgan Blues a second successive Premiership win and move them up to seventh place in the table.
“We have played well and are in a good run of form — five unbeaten including the cup game,” explained first team coach Nigel Law.
“We are playing well at home, and away from home, and showed a different side to ourselves second half in terms of the character and belief that have been missing from Glenavon teams in the past.
“We are very satisfied with how things are going but seven games into the season is nothing more than a start.”
Glenavon were rampant in the first half but keeper Lee Windrum made a string of good saves to keep the Whites in the game.
Distillery came back strongly after the break and hit the woodwork but Glenavon showed they were more than competent front and back.
Whites boss Tim McCann said: “The performances don’t match where we are in the league.
“You need a wee bit of luck and I am waiting for mine. I don’t know where it is. I have been looking everywhere for it and it hasn’t arrived yet — I am just hoping it arrives next week at the Oval (against Glentoran).
“I can’t fault the players’ effort or commitment. Their work-rate and their passing was excellent but I just can’t wait until we start scoring goals.”