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Glentoran 1-1 Linfield

A performance was all we wanted today as it would have been enough to get something from the game and a performance was what we got. First half however we never kicked into gear despite Chris Lavery making a few dangerous runs at their defence it was Linfield who went in at 1-0 up with a headed goal from a corner. 2n half saw us improve massively and get the equaliser we deserved as Aaron Harmon scored his first goal for the club sadly however the referee decided to make himself the centre of attention after refusing to give a penalty and shortly after showing the red card to Mackers for a late tackle. A draw was a fair result however we had chances to sneak a win but let’s hope we can kick on from this impressive 2nd half and grab a few more wins in the 2017 half of this season. LE JEU AVANT... read more

New day, same old human faeces

Never thought I’d type those words into my laptop on a Sunday morning and it might seem harsh to some but until we get rid of this idea that leading a game at halftime means we’ll win at fulltime this sort of result will keep on happening. It was painfully simple to come up with words that describe yesterday’s differing performances the most obvious ones being the much used game of two halves. That’s possibly the best and only way to describe what happened 45 minutes in we were looking reasonably comfortable 45 minutes after we sat there wondering how we contrived too lose first from a winning position and then one where a draw seemed the likeliest outcome. It seems to be that despite the managers changing on a regular basis the last few years we still have the same issues which will lead to many people pondering what will happen at the end of the season when it’s contract time between now and then however there are players that need to prove their worth to the shirt and the fans to earn a chance to stay on playing the famous colours. Onto the next one Ballinamallard here we... read more

Glentoran 2-2 Crusaders

No more mention of the headlines leading up to the game this past Saturday was ever really needed but the players that were as usual wrote off by opposition fans once again stood up for the shirt and almost came away with the 3 points that could be argued were well deserved. Sadly that wasn’t to be in the end as Crusaders yet again relied on a late, late goal to give them a share of the spoils, there’s a lot to be said for luck but if Crusaders keep relying on it they won’t have much chance of any success in May when it matters most. We took the lead in this game as Curtis Allen celebrated a new 3 year contract with a goal after he forced the Crues into conceding a corner he was on hand to score from close range after a bit of pinball in the 6 yard box. They soon had a chance to equalise after Jonny Addis gave away what looked like a bit of a soft penalty and despite going the right way Elliott Morris couldn’t quite stop the ball from going into bottom corner. That was how the first half ended but the 2nd half would prove to be just as exciting and annoying for both sets of fans. Allen was again on hand as he found space in the box to slot the ball past O’Neill to the background noises of Glentoran fans singing one of their favourite tunes as we Blessed Them All. Unfortuantely though it was the home fans who had the last moment to savour as Richard Clarke fired home from the edge of the box past Elliott Morris who was undoubtedly Man Of The Match with some fantastic saves that sadly seemed to irk some “fans” of the Shore Road side who stooped to spitting at him after the final whistle. Onto the next one Glens and with a bit of Yuletide fortune hopefully we can keep the results... read more

One nil for the Rickster

Yesterday saw us take on our nearest rivals(outside of Belfast) in what is quite possibly the least bad-tempered atmosphere in the league with the amount of Glentoran fans from the Ards area. Anyway onto the game which we won thanks to a Curtis Allen lob just before halftime whilst it may not have been the prettiest performance at the end of the day the one thing that stands out at the final whistle is the full time result and we got what we wanted with a hard-fought and well earned victory. With December’s fixtures starting against Crusaders it was crucial to get back to winning ways and instil a bit of confidence back into the players and fans so let’s take the positives and carry them forward to the next... read more

Glentoran 2-1 Cliftonville

I said on Friday that revenge for our defeat was important to the fans and in the end that is what we got although in the first 45 minutes it looked like we would be handed a loss. Cliftonville were the better team in the first half dominating the opening 20 minutes in terms of chances created with Daniel Hughes being denied by Elliott Morris and then from the resulting corner the ball was cleared off the line from a Jay Donnelly chance. They would eventually take the lead however with Jay Donnelly slotting home following a quick and incisive break by the away team with that lead being taken though they began to sit back and allow us to attack them with Nacho Novo just firing over right from the restart. The feeling of worry was there for the 2nd half when the whistle went to signal the end of the first 45 but right from the beginning of the restart we showed that we would not sit down and take another defeat. Nacho Novo had what has arguably been his best performance in a Glentoran shirt as he volleyed home the equaliser in the 47th minute. From that moment onwards there was only ever going to be one winner as we pressed, harried and hassled every opposition player into a rushed clearance or failed pass the passion and determination was on show from all the players in the famous Red, Green and Black chasing down every ball and creating chances where none should have existed. Chris Lavery was prime example of this with his non-stop running and trickery getting the better of his defender and on another day he would have scored at least 1 goal and have multiple assists with many of his crosses and quick passes narrowly missing a Glentoran player in the 6 yard box. The winner would arrive in the 84th minute as Steven Gordon forced the ball home with a header and the reaction was fantastic as every single fan erupted in cheers as the Glentoran supporter clinched our 2nd league win in a row. I won’t be ashamed to say that sitting in the family stand watching the players walk off I almost welled up at the sight of a Glentoran win that showed that we could very well be coming back with a almighty vengeance this season as we continue our chase for a top 6... read more

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