An early Ciaran Martyn goal set Glenavon on course to victory (Picture: William Cherry/PressEye.com)
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Glenavon moved in front after just 77 seconds when Ciaran Martyn lifted the ball over a Welders defender before flashing an effort past 'keeper Samuel Johnston.
The Welders levelled on 21 minutes through Danny McKee when he spotted James Taylor off his line and beat him with long, speculative lob which crept just under the bar.
Both sides might have grabbed the advantage early in the second half. Glenavon skipper Paddy McCourt saw an effort cleared off the line by Jonathan Bowers while a Ryan Deans shot at the other end was equally scooped away by Rhys Marshall.
Gary Hamilton's side regained the lead on 68 minutes through Guy Bates when he got the final touch after Johnston failed to hold a Martyn shot.
And not long after that Andy Hall made it 3-1 when he ran onto the ball from a Martyn lay-off.
McKee pulled a goal back for the visitors on 88 minutes from the spot after he had been upended by James Singleton but, sixty seconds after that, Bates grabbed Glenavon's fourth at the back post after Mark Patton had fired across the face of goal.
Glenavon: Taylor, Kilmartin, Marshall, Bradley, Hall, Patton, Doyle, McGrory, McCourt, Martyn, Bates subs Hamilton (replaced Bradley 75), Neill (replaced McCourt 75), Marron (not used), Braniff (not used), Singleton (replaced Kilmartin 71)
HW Welders: Johnston, K. Devine, Armstrong, Harris, McMurray, Dickson, Deans, Bowers, McKee, Boylan, Middleton subs Shields (not used), S. Dornan (replaced Boylan 80), Whittle (replaced Bowers 89), C. Dornan (replaced Dickson 89), McConnell (not used)
Referee: Keith Kennedy