Glentoran continued their strong start to the season with a draw against league leaders Coleraine. Both sides had chances to win the game, with the Glens missing a 95th minute penalty against the ten men of Coleraine.
After the County Antrim Shield mid-week it's back to a full size edition of the Glentoran Gazette for tomorrow's big game against Coleraine at the Oval. Philip Stevenson reminisces with Glentoran fans of a certain age on the 50th anniversary of our clash with Benfica, Roy Downes looks back at the debut season of one those European Cup heroes Trevor Thompson and Brian McClelland unearths a Glentoran historian with a family connection stretching back to the 1920s. Plus the Eddy Patrick interviews, news from the Under 20s, a groundhopper with a difference and all the latest news, views, phot
Glentoran v Coleraine
Saturday 23rd September, 3pm.
This Saturday we face another significant test as we entertain undefeated league leaders, Coleraine.
Glentoran welcomed Crumlin Star to the Oval for a County Antrim Shield 1st Round tie on Tuesday night and ran out 4-2 winners. The visitors are the current NAFL Premiership Champions and whilst Glentoran dominated the first 45, the amateur league side gave a good account of themselves in the second half, testing the youthful Glentoran side. Gary Haveron made 11 changes from the side which worked hard in overcoming Ballymena at the weekend but the side he fielded did not lack first team experience, particularly in the middle of the park.
Glentoran v Crumlin Star
Tuesday 19th September, 7.45pm.
Following our excellent League win at Ballymena on Saturday, we move on Tuesday to the first round of the Toals County Antrim Shield with a visit from Crumlin Star, reigning Champions of the Northern Amateur League
Glentoran took all 3 points in this afternoon's Danske Bank Premiership fixture thanks to goals from Marcus Kane, Curtis Allen and John McGuigan.
Ballymena United v Glentoran
Saturday 16th September, 3pm.
This week we are away from home for the second consecutive Saturday as we travel to the Showgrounds to face Ballymena United.
Glentoran 20s suffered their first defeat of the season last night at The Oval as they went down 4-2 to rivals Linfield in their NIFL Premiership Development League game.
The Glens got off to the worst possible start going a goal down inside two minutes - Linfield punishing a lapse of concentration.
Linfield doubled their lead from a corner kick soon after to further compound a miserable start to the game from Glentoran.
Steel and Sons Cup Round 3
Sirocco Works 0-1 Glentoran u20
Glentoran 20s emerged victorious from a very tight and tense East Belfast derby on Saturday in the third round of the Steel and Sons cup.
Sirocco had dispatched of East Belfast in the previous round and were confident of defeating another of their local neighbours.
The game really could have gone either way with both sides enjoying a host of chances in the game.
We have been contacted by Ballymena United to be informed that that in partnership with Translink, the club has arranged travel for away supporters to and from the Showgrounds. This includes a short bus journey from the Railway station in Ballymena. This offer will apply for our visit to the Showgrounds this Saturday.
The bus will connect with the 13.10 train from Great Victoria Street and the 13.17 from Belfast Central. The train will arrive in Ballymena station at 14.03 and the bus will leave for the Showgrounds at 14.15.