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Friday brings the excitement of the must-win Premiership - Europa play-offs Final between Glentoran and Larne. Who will be celebrating tonight? This could get tense.
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Glentoran, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Premiership - Europa play-offs victory against Glenavon.
For Glentoran, goals were scored by Conor McMenamin (48') and Jay Donnelly (72').
Mick McDermott's Glentoran have scored 6 times in their past six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in that same time stands at 10.
Larne go into this clash after a 2-0 Premiership - Europa play-offs win with the downing of Coleraine in their most recent game.
The only player to score from Larne was Mark Randall (95'). Rodney Brown (12' Own goal) was the scorer for Coleraine.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Larne has become fairly consistent of late. Checking on their last 6 outings shows that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 1 and Larne have scored 7.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 23/04/2021, there has been little to separate the clubs with Glentoran winning 2 of those games, Larne 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 of them from The Glens and 8 belonging to Larne. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league match between the two was Premiership match day 1 on 19/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Glentoran 0-0 Larne.
The referee was Ross Dunlop.
Team News: Glentoran
The Glentoran manager Mick McDermott will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Larne
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Larne manager Tiernan Lynch doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
Here is a game where Larne will really need to work well to find the net against this Glentoran side who should just have the edge.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Glentoran at full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Oval (6,054)
Captain: Marcus Kane
Chairman: Stephen Henderson
Manager: Mick McDermott
Competitions: Premiership position 3, Premiership - Europa play-offs (Semi Finals), Premiership - Europa play-offs (Final), Conference League Qualifiers (1st Qualifying)
⭐ Star Player: Conor McMenamin
Typically played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Conor McMenamin was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Linfield in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 20 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 34 appearances.