Four shambolic minutes late in the second half cost Glentoran three points and their place at the top of the Sports Direct Premiership at the Bet McLean Oval this evening. But to be fair there can be few complaints after a generally lifeless and insipid ninety minutes from the Glens.
Tickets will shortly be made available for our away Sports Direct Premiership match with Crusaders to be played on Saturday 28th October.
In line with recently announced club policy, tickets will go on sale as follows:
We face Coleraine tomorrow night for the first time this season.
While excitement is building off the pitch at the imminent prospect of new investment, results on the pitch so far have been decidedly mixed for Coleraine. Maximum points were secured from their opening 2 fixtures, but last Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Newry was a first in 5 league games and they have also exited the Scottish Challenge Cup after losing to Hamilton Academical at the Showgrounds in that time.
Aidan Wilson is Beth Stafford's Gazette cover star for tomorrow night's Sports Direct Premiership clash at the Oval. Inside Warren Feeney sees some positives from last week's frustrating draw with Dungannon Swifts, we have an in-depth look at opponents Coleraine, consider the growing calls for a change to the football calendar, John Grayden assesses the new directives that have been issued to referees and the 1923 Committee call for some common sense to be used in the scheduling of women's fixtures to maximise support. Matthew Brown interviews Glentoran league title winner Kyle Neill, Bri
Bring the kids this Sunday to the King George V Playing Fields (beside the Bet McLean Oval) for a fun afternoon and to help the Glentoran Inclusion Team to raise funds!!
There will be players from the Men’s & Woman’s first teams there to throw the Colour at the kids while they are running the course!
Also there on the day will be:
The club has been contacted by residents of Parkgate Drive and of Mersey Street School regarding supporter parking on match days.
A number of residents have had parking cones removed from the front of their homes, which has caused significant inconvenience. These are both narrow streets where priority parking is reserved for residents, for the use of St Christopher’s Church and for the Larder Food Bank. Supporter parking has also caused difficulty at times of medical emergency.
NIFL has announced today that the following Glentoran matches in the Sports Direct Premiership have been moved to accommodate BBC coverage. The matches will now be played at the following times:
Larne v Glentoran: Friday 24th November: Kick off 7.45pm
Glentoran v Linfield: Friday 1 December: Kick off 7.45pm
A quick fire early double from Killian McCandless and goals from Casey Smyth, James Douglas and Caolan Hardy gave the third placed Wee Glens a comfortable win over Newry City at Ashfield this evening.
Four smashing goals in the first half saw the glens come in four up at half time. The pressure, pace and movement of the front three caught Newry on the back foot from the start. McCandless scored his double with two assists from Casey Smyth on the right-hand side.
Glentoran emerged from today at the top of the Sports Direct Premiership by a point, but the players will feel they missed an opportunity this afternoon to establish a bigger lead at this early stage of the season.
A goal in either half from Northern Ireland internationals Nadene Caldwell and Kerry Beattie saw holders Glentoran through to their fifth consecutive Electric Ireland Women's Challenge Cup (Irish Cup) Final following this well contested semi final with Sion Swifts Ladies at Stangmore Park, Dungannon this evening.
Kim Turner was able to name an unchanged starting line-up for the fifth consecutive game and all their experience and resilience was called for from the start