Glentoran 200 Club
October's 200 Club draw was made on Tuesday 25th October
There was an air of optimism about the Oval this afternoon following valuable 3 points brought back from Dungannon last week.
Due to injury, Nacho Novo started in place of Curtis Allen, with Tiernan McAuley starting at right back, allowing James Ferrin to drop in for Jay Magee.
In front of a respectable crowd on a mild autumn day, the Glens lined up in their now familiar format with one man playing up front.
At Stangmore Park, Dungannon last weekend Jonathan Smith’s 90th minute penalty gave Glentoran their first league win since they defeated crisis club Portadown on 20th August.
This Saturday we face fourth placed Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership and manager Gary Haveron will be looking to build on last weekend’s performance and hopefully achieve another positive result.
Another bumper edition of Northern Ireland's top match day programme goes on sale tomorrow. There's plenty for the historian as Roy Downes has a look at Glentoran's non-footballing past, Brian McClelland tells the tale of visitors from South America in the 1930s plus there's a remarkable team photograph from the Edwardian era. Sam Robinson has details of the launch of his brand new book, Sam Braik has a chat with Glentoran kit manager Aaron Foster, Eddy Patrick with a French ground hopper who has fallen in love with the Oval and there's news of a special Legends game against old rivals L
Tonight manager, Gary Haveron had 6 Academy players train with the first team squad at the Oval.
Three of the players have been named in this year's Northern Ireland Victory Shield squad and the other three are on standby.
All six thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the fantastic reception they had from the first team squad.
1st East Belfast GSC presented seats to the Ballboys & Girls at the Oval prior to our home fixture v Ballinamallard United.
Members of the club are pictured here presenting the seats to Louise Sewell and the boys and girls.
Jonny Smith’s 90th minute penalty was enough to secure Glentoran’s first league win in 8 games and give Gary Haveron his first 3 points since taking charge. Glentoran were unchanged from last weekend’s draw with Ballinamallard Utd as they travelled to Stangmore Park to take on a confident Dungannon side who had score twelve goals in the space of a week. This was the first game of the second round of fixtures in this season's Danske Bank Premiership; the two sides met on the opening day of the season when Ciaran Caldwell scored the only goal of the game.
Glentoran Football Club have a very loyal and passionate fanbase, from Institute to Iceland; Slovakia to Solitude. Glenmen are there in numbers! What comes with that are the flags and banners to recognise what Glentoran Football Club means to them.
GlensTV have kicked off their Behind The Scenes series looking at the Glentoran Sydenham End group, formed 2 years ago they have come a long way and have brought the colour back to The Oval.
Check it out.
Gary Haveron made two changes to last weekend's starting line up with Jay Magee replacing the suspended Calum Birney and Ross Redman coming in for the injured Marcus Kane.