Stephen Donnelly started off with Glenavon where he left off with Usher Celtic, scoring goals.
The entertaining attacker scored the winner and only goal of the game in his first game for his new club.
Donnelly came off the bench in a friendly with Coleraine and won the game for the Irish League side with a clever injury time finish.
GOAL: 1-0 STEOOOOO STEOOOOO! Give him the ball and he’ll score a goal!
Calm finish into the far corner after Hamilton played him in on goal.
— Glenavon FC (@Glenavon_FC) June 30, 2018
Despite the step up Donnelly obviously brought with him the confidence of a brilliant season for Usher.
Donnelly top scored in the AUL last season as Usher went on to win the Premier A title and continued his scoring run as he found the net over the weekend.
Considering he found game time limited in a brief spell at Bohemians last Summer, Donnelly will be delighted to have found the net so early and to have taken the chance to impress the Glenavon supporters.
Manager Gary Hamilton, who also signed Greg Moorehouse from Crumlin two seasons ago, obviously has faith in the front man and is confident he can be a success in the Irish League next year.
“Stephen scored 44 goals last season, albeit at a lower standard, but you still have to score the goals,” Hamilton said.
“I watched him in two games recently and he scored a hat trick in both so he’s somebody who knows where the back of the net is and we’re hoping he’ll add goals to the team.
Picture courtesy of AUL social media page.