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Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 23rd Oct, 2017 at 10:01

BALLYMENA United host Glentoran in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield on Tuesday night.
The last time the sides met was in September, when the Glens ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Marcus Kane, Curtis Allen and John McGuigan, a Cathair Friel goal providing scant consolation.
Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-3 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th September 2017. Att: 1744
Ballymena United 2-4 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 18th March 2017. Att: 1189
Glentoran 2-3 Ballymena United, The Oval, 10th December 2016. Att: 1445
Ballymena United 4-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th September 2016. Att: 1469
Glentoran currently sit in 4th place in the league table with 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, 10 points behind leaders Coleraine and 8 points ahead of United.

The East Belfast side reached the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 4-2 home win over Crumlin Star, goals coming from Tiernan McNicholl, Steven Gordon, Jonny Smith and Eoghan McCawl scoring on his debut.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United currently sit in 8th place in the league table with 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats, 6 points behind 6th placed Cliftonville.

The Sky Blues made the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Harland & Wolff Welders at the Showgrounds thanks to second half goals from Leroy Millar, Cathair Friel and Fra McCaffrey.
Des Allen Suite
The Des Allen Suite will be open prior to tomorrow night's match.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Crangle. Assistant 1: Mark O'Brien. Assistant 2: Andrew Neeson. 4th Official: Tony Clarke.
Match Information:
Season Tickets, Junior Sky Blues Membership & Youth Academy Passes are invalid for this game.

Admission of £11 (adults) and £7 (concessions) is payable at the gate.

Should the scores be level after 90 minutes, 2 x 10 minute periods of extra time will be played. If the scores are still level after the end of the extra time, the tie shall be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
Can United bounce back from their poor performance against Glenavon at the weekend with a win over Glentoran? With a semi-final place in the Toals Co Antrim Shield at stake, both sides will be highly motivated, but the Sky Blues will have to put some bite into their game to stand a chance. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Tuesday night and be the 12th man - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin