Full-time St Patrick's Athletic of Dublin were big favourites to beat Glentoran in the Setanta Cup this year having finished 3rd in their league last season. But a gritty display in Dublin earned a hard fought 0-0 draw last week, enabling Glentoran to be more adventurios in Belfast this evening and eventually secure the vital goal which sends us through to the next round.
Following a hard fought 0-0 draw in Dublin last week, Glentoran are in a reasonable position going into the second leg of the first round of the Setanta Cup against St Pat's Athletic. The match in Dublin was a game of few chances but St Pat's controlled the majority of possession. This week Glentoran will look to use home advantage to take control and hopefully get the all important goals required to send us through to the next round.
We welcome the officials, players and fans of St Pats to the Oval tomorrow evening for the second leg of our Setanta Sports Cup tie. The game is still in the balance after our visit to Dublin last Monday and hopefully we can progress in the competition after a tough scoreless draw in the first encounter.
It's a rare occasion that in February a Belfast Big Two Derby doesn't bare much on the outcome of the Danske Bank Premiership but for Glentoran and it would also appear Linfield, hopes of the Gibson Cup remaining in the hands of the original 'Big Two' seem bleak. Cliftonville are currently 12 points clear at the top of the league table with Linfield 15 points behind. A loss at The Oval would surely see an end to Linfield's slim title hopes.
Glentoran v Linfield - Still the biggest game in Belfast, no matter what competition it's in!! Get yourself and your friends down to the Oval this Saturday for 3pm and cheer on the boys!
Haven’t got your ticket yet for this weeks big two game? Not to worry, buy online now and save yourself some hassle!
Tickets are available now here.
We hope to see you all at the oval on Saturday for a great game! COYG!
FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Saturday 16th February
Home and away shirts
Tickets are available at all our official outlets (see the full list HERE ).
They are also on sale at the Superstore (Thurs 4.15pm - 8pm and Friday 12.30pm - 4pm).
Please note that Season Ticket holders need to pick up a ticket for this fixture from the Superstore.
There are also a limited number of tickets available online HERE.