|Glentoran Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 13th Mar, 2023 at 15:56|
|BALLYMENA United make the trip to The Oval on Tuesday night to face Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership.|
|The last time the sides met was at the Ballymena Showgrounds in February, the sides going in level at half-time after Sean Graham had opened the scoring, but two second half Rory Donnelly goals in as many minutes secured the points for the Glens.|
|Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 1-3 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 17th February 2023. Att: 1838
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
Since the meeting in February, Glentoran have went on to win a single league game, defeating Carrick Rangers 5-1 away from home, draw 0-0 at home to Glenavon and lose 2-1 away to Cliftonville, before losing 2-0 at home to Glenavon at the weekend.
They sit 6th in the Danske Bank Premiership on 55 points, 2 points behind Coleraine with a game in hand.
United have won a single game in the same period, defeating Ballyclare Comrades 3-1 after extra-time in the quarter-final of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup. In the league, defeats against Larne and Coleraine, and a draw against Crusaders are all the Sky Blues have to show from their past 3 games.
With other sides in and around United getting favourable results in recent weeks, the Braidmen have dropped to 9th place in the Danske Bank Premiership, 3 points behind 8th placed Glenavon and 5 points behind 7th placed Carrick Rangers, with a game in hand on both.
Tickets purchased for the original abandoned game in January will valid for the game.
Additional tickets can be purchased on https://www.glentoran.com/match-tickets-away-fans. Adult tickets are priced at £12 and concessions priced at £8.
All entry for supporters on the night will be via Mersey Street/Parkgate Drive. Any further queries on entry should be directed to Glentoran FC.
|Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Stephen Bell. 4th Official: Ben McMaster.|
|The match kicks off at 7:45pm.|
|Both sides are going into the game on the back of defeats, although United haven't played since last Tuesday evening, while the Glens were beaten at the weekend. As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Oval and urge you to be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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