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Chairman's threat gets a result.

Nigel Best saluted the quality of Glenavon's equaliser which lifted the pressure from his team at Mourneview Park.

It came from centre forward Glenn Ferguson and gave battling Glenavon, whose chairman Adrian Peer had read the Riot Act in a club programme editorial, a deserved draw.

Peer said the possibility of being out of the title race by Christmas was unthinkable, intolerable and would have obvious ramifications.

After the Ferguson wonder goal the chairman praised: "The players did everything possible and should have been rewarded with a win."

Unmarked Ray Gaston shot Coleraine ahead five minutes before the break when Glenavon midfield Stevie Caffrey misdirected a header into his path.

Glenavon launched an all-out attacking assault which was climaxed by the Ferguson goal. It came in the 76th minute . . . but not before goalkeeper Wes Lamont had pulled off a couple of superb saves.

Ferguson's 12th goal of the season made it cheers instead of jeers for Glenavon with his stunning equaliser.

He beat Lamont from the corner of the box after dragging the ball onto his left foot.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Ireland, Bill
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 23, 1997
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