A second half goal from Nacho Novo gave Glentoran a deserved victory over Carrick Rangers this evening, their first at the Oval since November. Following last week’s win at Ballymena Gary Haveron was forced into making two changes to the starting line-up, Stephen McAlorum and Chris Lavery coming in for the suspended Marcus Kane and Steven Gordon. Before the kick off there was an impeccably observed minute’s silence in memory of Derry City captain Ryan McBride and those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in London this week.
After a month without a home game we've got a jam packed edition of the Glentoran Gazette for you this evening. Brian McClelland pays tribute to the "Golden Vision", Alex Young, our former manager who died recently, Eddy Patrick interviews Glentoran assistant manager Steven Mills, Philip Stevenson brings news about a cult hero from the Nineties and there's lots more news, views and photo action from our win at Ballymena last Saturday. Get them while they last!
Glentoran v Carrick Rangers
Friday 24 March 2017, 7.45pm
On Friday evening we welcome Carrick Rangers to the Oval for our third meeting of the season.
Carrick’s previous visit to the Oval, our third game of the season back in August, is widely seen as the match that set the tone for our poor season as a goal from Miguel Chines won the match 1-0 for Carrick. In October we visited the Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena for a 1-2 win through goals from Curtis Allen and Steven Gordon.
For the 2017/18 Season FIVE categories of Ticket are available.
Season Ticket DRAWS:
Anyone purchasing a 2017/18 Season ticket between 23rd March and 30th April will be entered in to a draw for 1 of the 20 shirts being produced for the Glentoran FC 50th Anniversary Detroit Cougars Trip at the end of May.
Anyone purchasing a 2017/18 Season ticket between 1st May and 30th June will be entered in to a draw a £100 meal voucher at Mandarin City.
The Glentoran Superstore will be holding a MASSIVE "pre-split" sale on Thursday 23rd March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and Friday 24th March from 3pm to 9.30pm.
All replica shirts £10.
All replica shorts £5.
Any remaining KAPPA stock of training and leisure wear between £10 and £15.
One definitely NOT TO BE MISSED.
Schools Cup Winners to visit the Oval
Glentoran will be delighted to welcome the first eleven from Grosvenor Grammar School to our home Danske Bank Premiership match against Carrick Rangers on Friday night.
The Grosvenor boys won the Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup after a 3-1 win over St Columbs, Londonderry at Seaview on St. Patrick’s Day.
Goals from Josh Kelly and Stuart Nelson in extra time brought the cup to East Belfast after Conor Kernoghan’s opener was cancelled out in normal time.
The 1935 Irish Cup final between Larne and Glentoran took almost a month to complete! The Glens had reached the decider having seen off Ards (3-1), Linfield (4-2) and then Ballymena United in the semi-final (3-0). A scoreless draw in the first game on 6th April was followed by another four days later. The third and decisive game, played at Windsor Park on 30th April ended in a 1-nil victory for Glentoran and was the 6th of our 22 wins in the competition.
The 2017 Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season has been launched at an event at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, with representatives and players from all seven teams in attendance including Ballymena United Allstars who join the league following their promotion.
A hat-trick from Curtis Allen and a close range header from Steven Gordon gave the Glens a much needed three points at the Ballymena Showgrounds this afternoon. The result moved Glentoran to within a point of 7th placed Dungannon Swifts and the race for that Europa League play-off place is very much alive.
Ballymena United v Glentoran Saturday 18 March 2017, kick-off 3pm.