|Glentoran Match Preview|
|Uploaded Thursday, 29th Sep, 2022 at 17:09|
|BALLYMENA United travel to The Oval to face Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership on Friday evening.|
|The latest meeting between the two was in March, Ryan Waide opening the scoring for United and Jay Donnelly putting a penalty away 6 minutes later after Ross Redman had taken Seamus McCartan down in the box. Both sides had further chances, but the game was to end in a draw.|
|Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):|
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
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
After drawing their opening game away to Larne, Glentoran have won all their league games since and sit at the top of the table, level on points with Crusaders who have played an extra game. They are one of two sides in the league without a defeat, Larne being the other.
They've also had wins in the Toals Co Antrim Shield and the BetMcLean League Cup.
Pretty much on the opposite end of the scale, United have won just one, drawn one and lost 5 league games, all on the bounce, leaving them in a unenviable 10th place in the league, 1 point ahead of Dungannon Swifts and 1 behing Glenavon, who have a match in hand.
Like the Glens, United have won the Toals Co Antrim Shield and the BetMcLean League Cup where they will host Coleraine next Tuesday evening, kicking off at 7:45pm.
|Ballymena United fans can buy their tickets from the Glentoran ticket portal at https://www.glentoran.com/match-tickets-away-fans. Adults cost £12 and concessions £8.|
Ballymena United fans will enter via the home and at Parkgate Drive.
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
|Glentoran are bang on form at the minute, winning 7 out of their 8 games this season, and will be a huge challenge to an already struggling Ballymena United. Don't miss the excitement of The Oval on Friday, make your way to the ground and be loud and proud in support YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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