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.
Glentoran.com are pleased to announce a new feature on the website, an events calendar (under the fans menu). This calendar will be used for supporter's club events, official events etc. that are not matches. This will allow supporters to see upcoming events at the club and the wider glentoran community.
The calendar, a google calendar, can be added to your google account and viewed on phones, tablets etc.
4 first half goals put Sligo Rovers on course for a Setanta Sports Cup semi-final place. The home side went in front with just 2 minutes on the clock. A long, high ball to the edge of the Glentoran area saw Calum Birney and Rovers debutant, Anthony Elding challenge and the ball fell to the in rushing Lee Lynch who, unmarked, was able to smash it past Elliott Morris. The home team dominated with the young Glentoran side restricted to a few rare attacks, mainly through Jim O'Hanlon.
Glentoran were tonight drawn against Portadown in the semi-final of the Irish Cup.
Cliftonville will face either Crusaders or Lisburn Distillery in the other semi-final tie.
The games will be played on Saturday 6th April. Venues still to be confirmed.
Goals from Jay Magee, Andrew Waterworth and an own goal gave Glentoran a 3-1 win in today's Irish Cup quarter fonal tie.