Glentoran paid the penalty for a poor first 45 minutes against Ballymena United at the Oval tonight, ultimately losing 2-1 in tonight’s Danske Bank Premiership game.
Ballymena Utd are the visitors to The Oval tonight for a rearranged Danske Bank Premiership fixture. The game originally scheduled for 22nd December was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. A professional performance on Saturday against minnows Killymoon Rangers saw Glentoran into the last 16 of the Irish Cup. However our league form has suffered from inconsistency with defeats to Linfield and Cliftonville, a draw with Coleraine and just one win against Donegal Celtic in our last few games. This slip has seen Glentoran lose ground on the top 3 in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The draw for the 6th round of the 2013 Irish Cup took place at 5:30pm this afternoon.
Glentoran FC have been drawn away to Bangor. The 6th round will be played on Saturday 9th February 2013.
The draw in full is:
Lisburn Distillery v Dundela
Cliftonville v Donegal Celtic
Bangor v Glentoran
Institute v Tobermore or Kilmore Rec.
Ballymena Utd v Coleraine
Linfield or Crusaders v Glenavon
Larne or Lurgan Celtic v Knockbreda
Portadown v Ards
Glentoran travelled to Killymoon Rangers missing five of their first team regulars; Elliott Morris (ill), Colin Nixon, Jay Magee, Richard Clarke and David Howland (all injured). With a much changed team and playing away from home on a difficult artificial surface this had all the ingredients for a cup upset.
Glentoran were last month drawn against Killymoon Rangers in the 5th round of the Irish Cup. The tie will be played tomorrow afternoon at Mid-Ulster Sports Arena. Directions can be found here
After last season's devastating defeat to lower league opposition in Amateur League club Newington FC, Glentoran will be hoping to put the record straight this season. The Glens haven't been to an Irish Cup final since 2006, and haven't been the winners since 2004.
Director, The Glentoran Academy
Glentoran face Killymoon Rangers in Irish Cup this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
The Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, home of Killymoon Rangers is just over 1 mile south of Cookstown and roughly 50 miles from Belfast. There are two main routes that supporters travelling from Belfast can take:
Glentoran will travel to Solitude tomorrow night to face league leaders Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership. The game will be the first time this season that The Glens have appeared in front of the Sky Sports cameras. The club would like to encourage as many fans as possible to attend the game, with the whole nation looking on. It would be fantastic not just for Glentoran, but for the entire of Irish football if the match is a good advert for the local game.
The PSNI have issued the following advice for Glentoran supporters travelling to Solitude on Monday evening for our Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Cliftonville:
1. Glentoran Fans travelling by private car to Cliftonville Football Club for the 19:45 hours kickoff on Monday 7th January 2013 are requested to park in the residential areas above Solitude off the Cliftonville Road - ie Cardigan Drive and Knutsford Drive etc. Motorists should consider local resident and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.