Glentoran took all 3 points in this afternoon's Danske Bank Premiership fixture thanks to goals from Marcus Kane, Curtis Allen and John McGuigan.
Ballymena United v Glentoran
Saturday 16th September, 3pm.
This week we are away from home for the second consecutive Saturday as we travel to the Showgrounds to face Ballymena United.
Glentoran 20s suffered their first defeat of the season last night at The Oval as they went down 4-2 to rivals Linfield in their NIFL Premiership Development League game.
The Glens got off to the worst possible start going a goal down inside two minutes - Linfield punishing a lapse of concentration.
Linfield doubled their lead from a corner kick soon after to further compound a miserable start to the game from Glentoran.
Steel and Sons Cup Round 3
Sirocco Works 0-1 Glentoran u20
Glentoran 20s emerged victorious from a very tight and tense East Belfast derby on Saturday in the third round of the Steel and Sons cup.
Sirocco had dispatched of East Belfast in the previous round and were confident of defeating another of their local neighbours.
The game really could have gone either way with both sides enjoying a host of chances in the game.
We have been contacted by Ballymena United to be informed that that in partnership with Translink, the club has arranged travel for away supporters to and from the Showgrounds. This includes a short bus journey from the Railway station in Ballymena. This offer will apply for our visit to the Showgrounds this Saturday.
The bus will connect with the 13.10 train from Great Victoria Street and the 13.17 from Belfast Central. The train will arrive in Ballymena station at 14.03 and the bus will leave for the Showgrounds at 14.15.
Newly-apponted Glentoran Under 20s Manager, David Lowry.
Following the recent departure of Glentoran Under 20 Squad Manager Mark Clougherty and Coach John Savage to take up positions with Donegal Celtic, the club has promoted from within our outstanding Academy as their replacements.
Prior to kick off today one of our supporters, Allen Davidson, took ill. He was treated at the scene by fellow Glentoran supporter, Ian Jamieson, St John's Ambulance Staff and the Linfield FC medical officer, Tim Atkinson. We would like to thank all of them for assisting Allen who is now being treated in hospital and we wish him a full and speedy recovery. Allen, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The PSNI have issued the following information for Glentoran fans travelling to Saturday's game v Linfield.
Glentoran Fans travelling to the Danske Bank Premiership match at the National Stadium (Windsor Park) for the 3pm kick-off on Saturday 9th September 2017 are requested to approach the National Stadium from Stockman's Lane/ Boucher Road.
Entry to the North Stand will be via the Boucher Road/O’Hare McGovern Lane.
Linfield v Glentoran
Saturday 9th September, 3pm.
This Saturday we cross the city to face Linfield in our first “Big Two” game of the new season.
Sarah Gamble, player amd Media Officer for Glentorabn Belfast United, has written a report of the Glens' Ladies teams' successes this season with the Senior team winning the Toals' Challenge Cup and the Under 19s winning their championship.
Sarah's article can be read here