Glentoran and Glenavon meet at the Oval on Monday evening with a place in the semi-final of the Irish Cup the prize for the winners. Both sides had victories over the weekend, both scoring 3 goals in the process.
U11 Glentoran 1-3 Oxford United
U12 Ballymoney 2-5 Glentoran
U13 no game
U14 Dungannon United Youth 1-2 Glentoran
U15 Glentoran 2-2 Oxford United
U16/17 no game
U19 Glentoran 0-2 Crusaders
Ballymena Utd Res 1-1 Glentoran Seconds
Glentoran 3-0 Ballymena Utd
One player's misfortune can be another player's opportunity. It's a football cliche but it was certainly true tonight as a much changed and youthful Glentoran side swept aside Ballymena United for a deserved win at the Oval.
Glentoran face Ballymena United at the Oval on Friday night needing a win to strengthen their grip on a top six place. The Glens, currently fifth in the Danske Bank Premiership, could be overtaken by the Sky Blues if they lose this game.
The two sides have met twice already this season. The first meeting at the Oval was a 0-0 draw. The second meeting at the Ballymena Showgrounds was a much more exciting affair with the Glens winning 4-3 (see the action from that game on BBC Sport NI HERE).
We welcome Ballymena United Directors, players and fans to East Belfast on Friday night and hopefully we can put on a performance and start building a bit of momentum towards to the end of the season.
The Premier Lounge will be open from 6:30pm and we will have live coverage of the Match on all screens from 7:45pm.
The Lounge will remain open after the game until 12 midnight and all Glentoran fans are welcome to join us after the match for a few drinks.
Hope to see you all there.
Statement on behalf of Glentoran Football Club: 6th March 2014
Despite recent speculation, Glentoran Football Club confirms that at present no employee of the club has been charged with a criminal offence relating to illegal drugs.
Glentoran is a local football club with a long standing link to and participation in the broader community. The club has since 1882 had an absolute and ongoing commitment to youth development in football. As such the club has a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs in any form. The club will always act in accordance with those principles.
Supporters' Clubs are asked to attend a meeting with the Board of Directors on Friday 7th March at 6.30pm in the McLean's Suite, prior to our match with Ballymena United.
This is the second such meeting this season as agreed at the last AGM and will give supporters the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues with members of the Board.
Under 12s Glentoran 3 - 4 Loughgall
Under 13s Glenavon 0 - 7 Glentoran
Under 14s Glenavon 2 - 6 Glentoran
Under 15s Cliftonville 2 - 0 Glentoran
Under 16s, 17s and 19s no game
Warrenpoint Town Reserves 0 - 3 Glentoran Seconds (played Friday)
David Scullion's 90th-minute winner sent Glentoran through to an Irish Cup quarter-final tie with Glenavon following Saturday's Sixth Round replay with Armagh City at the Oval.