Glenavon 2 Armagh City 3
Armagh City stunned Glenavon at a wet and windy Mourneview, despite repeated comebacks from the top-tier team. After a quiet start to the match, disaster struck when the referee awarded Glenavon a penalty for handball. Luckily the decision was then reversed as it transpired that a Glenavon player had handled the ball!
Stevie Murray went close for City before Dara Noonan gave City the lead, heading in from a good corner by Montgomery. City continued to push forward and had further chances through McGerrigan and Murray, but the half ended with City 1-0 up.
The second half got off to a poor start as Glenavon actually got a penalty and converted it in the 49th minute to get back on level terms. City weren’t overawed by the equaliser and came back strongly, with Moore going close, before Murray got the goal he deserved to re-establish the lead.
Glenavon kept coming back for more, and equalised again in the 76th minute, but once again, Stevie Murray bloke clear of the Glenavon defence to seal the winner with seven minutes to go.
A tremendous result for the team, who now face Dungannon Swifts in the final on April 21st.
City team: Morgan, Montgomery, R McGerrigan, Mallon,Noonan, Kelly, Grimley, Moore, Murray, Donnelly, Havern.
Subs: Larkin, McAnallen, Cullen, Boyle, McQuaid.