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Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Sunday, 5th Nov, 2017 at 15:52

BALLYMENA United travel to The Oval to face Glentoran on Monday night, live in front of the Sky TV cameras.
The sides last met in October with the Sky Blues running out 1-0 winners thanks to a single first half goal from Johnny McMurray at the Showgrounds. This took United through to the semi-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, where they will face Ards.
Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-0 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th October 2017. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
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 6th in the table, just 7 points above United, with 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats under their belt. Since the Co Antrim Shield defeat to Ballymena United they've only had one game, losing 3-0 at high-flying Coleraine. They'll be missing Calum Birney, who was shown his fifth yellow card of the season against Dungannon Swifts a fortnight ago.
Ballymena United:
Thanks to an 89th minute equaliser from sub Matthew Shevlin, United grabbed a 3-3 draw against Warrenpoint Town last Saturday, moving above Dungannon Swifts on goal difference, although the Swifts won on Saturday and now sit in 7th place, 3 points ahead again. At this moment in time every point is crucial - United sit 7 points behind 6th placed Glentoran, but just 6 ahead of 11th placed Warrenpoint Town.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street at 6:45pm.
Fans Information:
There will be areas of restricted viewing for Ballymena United supporters who wish to sit in the away Railway Stand due to the Sky Sports TV scaffolding. There was also be no tough segregation, just natural, so entry will be via all main gates.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Hetherington. Assistant 1: Adrian Sobieski. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Steven Gregg.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick-off is 7:45pm.
It's 1 game all between the Sky Blues and Glentoran so far this season, with United winning the latest clash. In their last games, Glentoran lost 3-0 away to Coleraine while Ballymena clawed their way back to secure a 3-3 draw at home to Warrenpoint Town, thanks to a late goal from Matthew Shevlin. We hope to see a large away crowd at the game and we urge you to be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin