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Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 16th Feb, 2023 at 16:21

BALLYMENA United host Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership on Friday evening.
The last time the sides met was on 2nd January at the Showgrounds, United running out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Sean Graham and Ryan Waide.
Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-0 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd January 2023. Att: 2004
Ballymena United 1-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th March 2022. Att: 2013
Glentoran 4-0 Ballymena United, The Oval, 13th November 2021. Att: 1789
Glentoran 4-1 Ballymena United, The Oval, 10th September 2021. Att: 1920
Glentoran:
After the January defeat at the Showgrounds, the Glens have won 4 of their league games, drawing 1 and losing 1, remaining 6th in the Danske Bank Premiership but with a bigger gap to 5th place, Crusaders 5 points ahead, while the East Belfast men now have 3 games in hand over most of the top 6 teams.

They've also had success in the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, with wins over Moyola Park and Portadown.
Ballymena United:
Since the January game, United have won a single league game, drawn 2 and lost 3, most recently a 1-0 defeat to Carrick Rangers at Loughshore Leisure Arena on Tuesday evening. This left the Sky Blues level on points with Carrick Rangers, in 7th place only on goal difference. Glenavon remain 3 points behind.

They have also beaten Carrick Rangers in the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, a penalty shoot out needed to separate the teams, and also defeated Newington 4-1 in the sixth round of the same competition.
Match Tickets:
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 concessions.

Ballymena United supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.

Glentoran supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Entrance Arrangements:
Entrance for all fans remains via Warden Street only, due to ongoing works at the Ecos entrance of the ground.

All Glentoran supporters buses and cars must park in The Northern Regional College car park at Granville Drive and walk to the turnstiles. No Glentoran buses will be allowed to park at the ground, and buses will not be allowed to offload or collect at the ground afterwards.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Stephen Bell. 4th Official: Ben McMaster.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
Glentoran have replaced their manager with Rodney McAree taking the reigns after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Larne, and immediately improving their form. United, on the other hand, appear to have lost their way and are now without any league goals in their past 5. Can the home side repeat the surprise win over the visitors in January? Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin