Monday 10th April saw Glentoran BU kick off their first cup campaign of the season travelling away to Belfast Celtic.
Glentoran's hopes of snatching 7th place in the Danske Bank Premiership and a place in the Europa League play-offs were dealt a blow with an extremely disappointing defeat to Ballinamallard Utd on Saturday afternoon.
Ballinamallard United v Glentoran
Saturday 8th April, 3pm.
On Saturday afternoon, we travel to Ferney Park in our first post split match.
This will be the fourth time we have played the Mallards this season. Even in the context of the past two seasons our record against United has been particularly poor as we have not won any of the past four meetings!
Glentoran Belfast United started the season in the best possible way with a 3-0 away win at Newry Showgrounds last Wednesday night. It was a great start for the side with the goals coming from Kellie Bailie, Ali McMaster and Rebecca McKenna.
Glentoran Ladies fixtures are now on the website here
Glentoran Belfast United opened this season's Danske Women's Premiership with a comfortable 3-0 away win over Newry Ladies FC at the Showgrounds. The win was secured through a first half opener from Kellie Bailie and two goals in the second half from Ali McMaster (pictured below) and Rebecca McKenna. Well done to the management and team on this flying start.
Nacho Novo's initial 6 game suspension has been reduced to 3 games following an appeal. The other 3 games are suspended and will be based on Novo's conduct for the remainder of the season.
The 3 game ban will take immediate effect and the striker will mis the away trips to Ballinamallard Utd, Dungannon Swifts and Carrick Rangers. He will be available for selection for the Ards and Portadown home fixtures.
Prior to Friday night's Premiership fixture against Carrick Rangers, the Glentoran Academy Disability Team and Reverse Rett charity received a cheque for £1800. The money was raised at a charity evening held by the Freelance and Ballymac Supporters Clubs. Ballymac would like to thank everyone who contributed in raising this terrific amount of money at their last charity event.
To learn more about Reverse Ret please click HERE
A second half goal from Nacho Novo gave Glentoran a deserved victory over Carrick Rangers this evening, their first at the Oval since November. Following last week’s win at Ballymena Gary Haveron was forced into making two changes to the starting line-up, Stephen McAlorum and Chris Lavery coming in for the suspended Marcus Kane and Steven Gordon. Before the kick off there was an impeccably observed minute’s silence in memory of Derry City captain Ryan McBride and those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in London this week.
After a month without a home game we've got a jam packed edition of the Glentoran Gazette for you this evening. Brian McClelland pays tribute to the "Golden Vision", Alex Young, our former manager who died recently, Eddy Patrick interviews Glentoran assistant manager Steven Mills, Philip Stevenson brings news about a cult hero from the Nineties and there's lots more news, views and photo action from our win at Ballymena last Saturday. Get them while they last!