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Jenkins is at the double to fire Glenavon into last four

Glenavon 3 Armagh City 1


Ross Lavery

Ross Lavery

Ross Lavery

Glenavon's final game of 2020 was a 3-1 victory over Armagh City in a Euro-Electric Mid-Ulster Cup quarter-final at Mourneview Park last night.

City, who on Saturday reached the Bob Radcliffe Cup semi-final, were narrowly beaten by a Lurgan Blues side captained by James Singleton and boasting the finishing power of Jordan Jenkins.

The 20-year-old striker grabbed a brace in the first half to put the 26-time winners in control of the tie and Ross Lavery's reply early in the second half threatened a comeback.

City pushed hard for an equaliser but the home side weathered the storm and Colin Coates' header settled nerves.

Back in January, Championship outfit Loughgall overcame Glenavon 3-2 in a dramatic Mid-Ulster Cup final at Lakeview Park.

Glenavon's next game is at home to Linfield on Saturday, January 2 after those Danske Bank Premiership fixtures were confirmed following a meeting on Monday. 'Elite' clubs can train during the week and play from January 2, however supporters will not attend matches until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Premiership matches on December 26 - including the mid-Ulster derby at Shamrock Park - and 29 have been postponed. New dates for those fixtures should be announced soon by the Northern Ireland Football League.

Belfast Telegraph