Glentoran got back to winning ways in an incident packed first visit to Milltown this afternoon. The drama began even before kick off as goalkeeper Elliott Morris, originally named on the team sheet, had to be replaced by Aaron Hogg as the Glens captain injured his back in the warm up.
U13 Glentoran 1-0 Ridgeway
U17 Crusaders 2-0 Glentoran
U19 Crusaders 1-1 Glentoran
Glentoran Seconds 2-3 Glenavon Reserves
(McSorley & Hillen scored for Glentoran Seconds)
Glentoran travel to Milltown Playing Fields tomorrow to face Warrenpoint Town. Having went down to both Crusaders and Coleraine in their past two Danske Bank Premiership fixtures, Eddie Patterson's side will be looking to bounce back and hopefully close the gap on some of the teams above them.
Everyone at Glentoran FC would like to wish Bertie Wright a very happy 95th birthday.
A Glentoran player in the 1940's, Bertie is still a regular at Glentoran matches and is pictured here with another club legend, Trevor Thompson.
Many happy returns Bertie.
A goal early in the second half saw Coleraine beat Glentoran 1-0 at the Showgrounds this afternoon.
Glentoran went into this game against Coleraine without midfielders Kym Nelson (hamstring injury) and Fra McCaffrey, the latter having failed a late fitness test due to a groin injury. Jay Magee, who played for the Seconds in their 2-2 draw at Seaview in midweek was back in the squad however.
The recent photo shoot for the Vienna Cup Shirts had Elliott Morris and Kym Nelson modelling. Elliott wore the keeper’s jersey with “Morris” on the back, whilst Kym wore the green outfield strip (pictured). The name on the back of Kym’s shirt was “Lindsay”, and it carries the number 14.
The Lindsay brothers played for Glentoran in the 1914 Irish Cup Final against Linfield, and scored the winning goals which ultimately took the Glens to Vienna as winners!
Glentoran will travel to Ballinamallard in the quarter final of the League Cup.
The draw took place at Solitude this afternoon with the current holders, Cliftonville coming out of the hat first.
Cliftonville v Portadown
Bangor v Crusaders
Ballymena Utd v Dungannon Swifts
Ballinamallard Utd v Glentoran
The ties will take place on Tuesday 11th November 2014.
Glentoran's unbeaten run came to an end this afternoon when they went down 3-1 to Crusaders at the Oval.
Glentoran have made a steady start to the season in terms of performances but for the first two months of the season not getting the results deserved. In a tight league campaign a little bit of momentum can make all the difference and that is what Glentoran possess now. Three wins in a row in all competitions- two of which coming in the Danske Bank NIFL mean Glentoran have climbed the table back into the title hunt. As things stand after one full round of games each, 7 teams are within 4 points of current pace setters Portadown and Linfield.
The Superstore will be open on Saturday before and during the match against Crusaders for 200 Club members to pay this month's subscription. There will also be a committee member collecting payments in the Premier Lounge from 1pm until 5pm.
After a hugely successful first month we hope to hit 200 members this month.
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the double pot in December you must be a paying member in October, November and December.