Glentoran's Danske Bank Premiership win streak may have ended last Saturday against Ballymena Utd but the unbeaten run stretching back to mid-January continues. Last week's 0-0 draw at Ballymena Showgrounds was a frustration for The Glens with a failure to produce chances in the first half, and a failure to convert chances in the second half. Overall though the result hasn't proven too damaging with Linfield ahead in 3rd slipping up as well as Coleraine losing to Crusaders behind.
MASSIVE SALE continues with 25% off away shirts and shorts and 50% off all Kukri leisure range.
Up until the end of March, spend over £50 and receive a further £5 off.
All customers spending over £30 or purchasing an adult AWAY top up to the end of March will be entered into a draw where one supporter will be given the opportunity to travel with the team to one of the away matches (possibly Ballinamallard) after 1st April.
We welcome Ballinamallard United to East Belfast for the 2nd time this season and a similar result to the first game would be very nice!
The Premier Lounge will be open from 12:30pm and we have a feast of football all day. Firstly Everton host Man City (kick-off 12:45pm) in the lunchtime game. We will have Happy Hour from 12:30pm-1:30pm and all pints will be only £2.50 and 2 x any spirit and mixer only £5.
The board at Glentoran have released the following statement to be made available to the Glentoran fans:
'The Board would like to thank all those fans who attended last night's game. With the team already 5-0 down and the bitter cold evening the players and management of the Club really appreciated the fans for turning out.
Sligo Rovers moved comfortably into the semi finals of the Setanta Cup after this victory at a bitterly cold Oval. Playing with the icy wind in their favour the visitors should have gone into the lead after just four minutes.
Glentoran and Ballymena United played out a 0-0 draw at a wet and windy Showgrounds this afternoon. The Glens were dealt a double blow before kick-off. Elliott Morris, who had missed training on Thursday evening with a neck injury, aggravated it in the warm up and had to be replaced by Aaron Hogg. It was a similar tale with Jay Magee who had been suffering with an ankle knock. Colin Nixon came into the back line for Magee.
Glentoran's league form of recent has seen the side jump from fighting for the split places, to 4th in the league table. Glentoran haven't lost in the league since 15th Januray, however that was against Ballymena Utd at The Oval. This form compiled with our place booked in the semi-final of the Irish Cup and beating St Pat's in the Setanta Cup has led to a happy time on the field of recent to counter the issues off it.
Admission prices for home supporters for Monday night's Setanta Cup tie against Sligo Rovers are as follows:
Season ticket holders, any adults wearing a 2012-13 home or away shirt and pensioners £3.
Children aged 11-18 £2
Under 11s free
Glentoran manager, Eddie Patterson, has been named as the NI Football Writers' "Manager of the Month" for February.
In February Glentoran were unbeaten in their 7 matches. In the Danske Bank Premiership we recorded 3 wins (v Portadown, Lisburn Distillery & Glenavon) and a draw (v LInfield). We'd also a 5-2 win at Bangor in the Irish Cup and a 1-0 aggregate win over St Pats in the setanta Sports Cup.
Congratulations to Eddie, his staff and the players.