Battling point for ten man Glenavon

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Glenavon ended their dismal league run with a battling point against Ballymena at Mourneview Park on Saturday.

They had to battle the elements and endure the last 20 minutes with ten men after Kyle Neill received a second yellow and was dismissed.

Gary Hamilton shots on goal against Ballymena United  goal keeper Dwayne Nelson.

Gary Hamilton shots on goal against Ballymena United goal keeper Dwayne Nelson.

The gusting wind and driving rain reduced the game to a tough test for both teams and as a result there were very few efforts on either goal.

The best chance of the 90 minutes came when Gareth McKeown struck a 30 yard free kick that was heading into the top corner until goalkeeper Dwayne Nelson got his fingertips to it to guide it over the bar.

Gary Hamilton did have the ball in the net firing home from an acute angle but it was offside.

Glenavon: Coleman, Neill, Lindsay (c), McKeown, Marshall, Patton, Martyn, Kilmartin, McCabe, McGrory, Hamilton. Subs: Rainey, McDaid, McIlveen, Dane, Gardiner.

Ballymena Utd.: Nelson, McCullagh, Munster, Taylor, Stewart, Kane, Sugenor, Thompson, Cushley, Jenkins, Dolan. Subs: Taggart, Liggett, Teggart, Lowry, McLelland.