|Glentoran Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 12th Nov, 2021 at 16:38|
|BALLYMENA United travel to The Oval to face Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.|
|The last time the sides met was in September at The Oval, the Glens running out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Robbie McDaid and Conor McMenamin (3), Paul McElroy the sole goalscored for United.|
|Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):|
Glentoran 4-1 Ballymena United, The Oval, 10th September 2021. Att: 1920
Ballymena United 2-2 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 6th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glentoran 0-2 Ballymena United, The Oval, 9th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 1-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Since the meeting in September, Glentoran have won 4 league games, beating Warrenpoint Town twice, Carrick Rangers and Glenavon. They've also lost 2 games to Crusaders and Linfield, with 3 draws coming against Coleraine, Portadown and Larne. They sit 5th in the league with 21 points, a single point behind Coleraine.
They were knocked out of the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening, going down 2-0 to Coleraine away from home, and lost 2-1 away to Larne at the first stage of the Toals Co Antrim Shield.
In the same period United have also won 4 league games, drawn 1 and lost 5, leaving them sitting 8th in the table, a single point behind Carrick Rangers.
They were knocked out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield at home to Larne with a 4-0 defeat, but have qualified for the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup with a 3-1 win over Linfield on Tuesday evening at the Showgrounds.
|The game will be streamed by GlensTV in partnership with Performa Sports for those who can't make it to The Oval. Simply click this link to book your stream for £10.|
|Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Raymond Crangle.|
Admission is payable at the gate, and Ballymena United supporters should enter via the Parkgate Drive entrance. Admission prices are £12 for an adult, £8 concession rate and children up to and including 10 years old are £1.
Kick off is 3:000pm.
|While the Sky Blues may trail Glentoran in the league by 8 points, with a game in hand, things have turned around recently with wins over Crusaders, Portadown, Cliftonville, Glenavon and, most recently, Linfield. It's all set up for a tight battle with the East Belfast side who have struggled recently, and United will be up for the game. Make your way to The Oval on Saturday and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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