The Chairman and Directors of Glentoran Football Club would like to offer their deep thanks to Beechill Landscaping, for their work during the past week in voluntarily professionally cleaning the away terrace at the Bet McLean Oval. Sincere thanks also to those supporters who voluntarily joined Beechill Landscaping on the night to help with the process.
Today's Sports Direct Premiership match with Crusaders has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Glens made the journey to the Bluebell Stadium in Lisburn this evening for the quarter final of the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup. The weather conditions were inhospitable from start to finish.
Kim Turner made 2 changes from last week’s 10-0 win over Larne. Annie Timoney was moved into ventral defence with Sarah Tweedie starting in Annie’s normal position at right back, while Ellie Scott returned in goal. In total there were no fewer than nine Northern Internationals in the Glentoran starting line-up.
Lisburn Ladies v Glentoran Women
Friday 18 August
Bluebell Stadium Lisburn
Kick Off 8.00pm
On Friday evening Glentoran Women travel to the Bluebell Stadium, Lisburn to face Lisburn Ladies in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup, as the Glens seek to win Northern Ireland’s premier knock out tournament for the fifth consecutive season.
A very young Glentoran Seconds squad with no players who had experienced first team action as Jonny Russell, Leon Boyd and Jordan Jenkins had been called up to the first team squad for Tuesday’s Sports Direct Premiership match at Loughgall, earned a well-deserved point on their travels against Larne Olympic at Inver Park.
The young Glens were well on top in the first half and deservedly opened the scoring on 20 minutes when 15 year old George Feeney latched on to a long ball, he then rounded the keeper to finish in style.
Glentoran recorded their second league victory in Co. Armagh with a narrow 1-nil victory over newly promoted Loughgall thanks to a close range Daire O'Connor goal. It was a fully deserved victory and given Glentoran's dominance it could and should have been more emphatic. With Aidan Wilson missing through injury, club captain Marcus Kane came back into the starting XI playing alongside Luke McCullough in the centre of defence. Otherwise it was the same team which started against Larne last Friday night.
Tuesday 15th August
Kick Off 7.45pm
Tomorrow evening we make our second Sports Direct Premiership visit to County Armagh in ten days when we travel to Lakeview Park to face newly promoted Loughgall.
Warmest congratulations to Bobby Burns on making his 100th appearance for Glentoran in Friday night's game v Larne, and for scoring a spectacular goal to mark the occasion.
Tim McCann has asked to have the following published for the Glentoran Family on his departure as First Team Coach earlier this week: