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Friday 10th December v. Larne (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Cliftonville MATCH REPORT

Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 9th Sep, 2021 at 15:26

BALLYMENA United travel to The Oval to face Glentoran on Friday evening.
The last meeting between the sides was in April last season at the Showgrounds, the game ending level after a Seanan Clucas brace was answer with a brace from Seamus McCartan.
Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-2 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 6th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glentoran 0-2 Ballymena United, The Oval, 9th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 1-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glentoran:
The Glens won their opening league game 3-2 away to Dungannon Swifts, goals coming from Robbie McDaid, Conor McMenamin and Rory Donnelly, before going on to lose to a single Ryan Curran goal at Cliftonville.
Ballymena United:
Due to international call-ups, the Sky Blues have only played one game this season, Paul McElroy putting us ahead at Warrenpoint Town with a 2nd minute penalty, only for Jordan Williamson to get an unlucky break when the ball hit the crossbar and took a rebound off his back into the net. The second half had barely started when Douglas Wilson was sent off for bringing Slater in the box, the resulting penalty slotted home by Kealan Dillon to secure a 2-1 win.
Match Officials:
Referee: Christopher Morrison. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.
Match Information:
Ballymena United supports will be allocated the Railway Stand and City End Terrace. They will enter through the main turnstiles in Parkgate Drive. Admission prices are £12 for an adult, £8 concession rate and children up to and including 10 years old are £1.

The following are requirements from Glentoran to enable safe management of the match:

  • Facemasks must be worn at all times on stairwells and in queues and worn until the spectator is seated or has reached their viewing location on the terrace.
  • Social distancing of one metre must be observed at all times when moving around in all areas of the stadium. This is no longer a legal requirement but please act in the interests of others.
  • Regular hand sanitisation.

    The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
  • A win over the Glens would take us level on points with the East Belfast side and, although their team looks much stronger on paper, they've under-performed so far this season. If you can, make your way to The Oval and get behind YOUR team from the start - Come On Sky Blues!
    Match Preview by Paul Irwin