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Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 24th Oct, 2019 at 12:28

BALLYMENA United travel to The Oval on Friday evening to take on Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last meeting between the sides was at the Showgrounds in August, when the Glens ran out 2-1 winners after Andrew McGrory had put United ahead but two late goals from Robbie McDaid handed the East Belfast side the victory.
Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-2 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th August 2019. Att: 1727
Ballymena United 0-2 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th March 2019. Att: 1594
Ballymena United 2-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2018. Att: 1205
Glentoran 0-1 Ballymena United, The Oval, 10th November 2018. Att: 1354
With 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats in the league this season, Glentoran are sitting 4 points clear of United in the table in 5th place, although the Sky Blues have a game in hand.

They lost out to Coleraine in the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup early in October, Navid Nasseri scoring a late consolation goal for the away side as the Glens went down 2-1. It took extra-time for Glentoran to send Larne out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, David McDaid giving Larne the lead, Nasseri levelling up, Elvio Van Overbeek then putting the Glens ahead before Martin Donnelly made it 2-2 less than a minute later. Darren Murray scored the winner 6 minutes into extra-time.
Ballymena United:
United have won 4, drawn 4 and lost 3 league games and sit on 16 points in the Danske Bank Premiership. The last time the Sky Blues won a game in the league was at the end of September when they defeated Cliftonville 2-1 at the Showgrounds thanks to an Andrew McGrory penalty and an own goal from reds defender Conor McDermott.

The Braidmen defeated Dollingstown 6-0 in the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup, goals coming from Kenneth Kane (2), Leroy Millar (2) Shane McGinty and Ryan Mayse, setting up a quarter-final tie at home to Crusaders, who they knocked out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 3-2 win on penalties after the game had finished 1-1 after extra-time.

The draw for the semi-finals of the Shield will be broadcast live on Radio Ulster at around 5:30pm on Saturday afternoon. The teams in the hat for the draw are Harland & Wolff Welders, Ballymena United, Glentoran and Cliftonville.
Entrance arrangements:
Supporters will enter via the Parkgate Drive entrance, and there are 2 gates which allow payment by card. We kindly ask fans travelling by car to be respectful of residents parking areas and not to block any driveways.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street at 6:45pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Adam Jeffrey. 4th Official: Evan Boyce.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Glentoran go into this game on the back of two hard fought wins in a row over Larne, while United have beat Crusaders on penalties and lost to Linfield last weekend. It promises to be another tough test on Friday evening, so make your way to The Oval and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin