Ballymena Utd 1-0 Glenavon
A superb Gary McCutcheon goal was the difference between the sides at the Ballymena Showgrounds.
Glenavon keeper Patrick Jennings kept out early efforts from Neil McCafferty and Eamonn Murray.
McCutcheon lit up a lacklustre game with a powerful overhead kick into the Glenavon net just before the break.
United defender Denver Gage saw his header cleared off the line by Gary Hamilton in the second half.