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Match Preview: Glentoran v Linfield

Thu, 28/03/2024 - 21:20

Friday 29th March

Kick Off 7.45pm

A big one tomorrow night as we face our old rivals Linfield at the Bet McLean Oval in the semi-final of this year’s Clearer Water Irish Cup.  

Linfield’s route to the Semi Final stage saw them having to fight back from 2-0 down at home to Premier Intermediate League side Warrenpoint Town to eventually win 4-2 in the 5th Round before a more routine 2-0 victory over Ballymena United at The National Stadium took them through to face Championship promotion contenders Institute at the Brandywell in the Quarter Finals: goals from Ethan Magee, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Kirk Millar contributing to a comfortable 3-1 win.

The Blues have won their last five games in all competitions since their shock 3-0 loss at Coleraine in mid-February, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Defender Euan East and forward Chris McKee missed last weekend’s 6-0 thrashing of Newry City but former Glens attacking midfielder Jordan Stewart did make a long-awaited return from injury as a substitute. Wingers Joel Cooper and Darragh McBrien will both be hoping for recalls from the bench to the starting 11, as will defender Mike Newberry.


The Glentoran end and main stand are SOLD OUT.

A reminder that the IFA has called a pitch inspection for 2pm tomorrow. Watch Glentoran media channels for the outcome.



  • This match will be held under the auspices of the Irish Football Association.
  • As with any home game, supporters are reminded that that under no circumstance is anyone permitted to bring flares, fireworks or any other sort of pyrotechnic equipment into the Bet McLean Oval at any time. These are highly dangerous to other supporters and potentially to players. Any breach of this rule will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Persons breaking this rule will receive a lifetime ban from the Bet McLean Oval and will be reported to the police.
  • Anyone trying to gain admission with a face covering of any description will be refused entry.
  • Anyone who has consumed alcohol and is likely to endanger themselves, staff or members of the public will also be refused entry.
  • We strongly request that supporters respect the rights of the local residents by parking well away from housefronts in the immediate locality. There is plenty of available parking at the Holywood Arches Heath Centre.