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Landmark Match Guide: Larne v St Joseph’s

European football returns to Inver Park for the second time as Larne take on St Joseph’s in our Europa Conference League First Qualifying Round on Thursday –  kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Following the 0-0 draw in Gibraltar last Tuesday evening there is all to play for in this second leg tie. As well as the game itself, there is plenty of activities planned to enhance the Matchday experience prior to kick-0ff, take a look below for all you need to know ahead of the big tie.

Tickets 

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 for concessions, you can purchase yours HERE. Tickets will be emailed to you and can be scanned from your phone upon entry to the stadium. Alternatively you can print the tickets to use a paper copy.

For this historic tie we are also offering a variety of tickets. For just £55 you can purchase the Ultimate European Experience, including a VIP Marquee, which will contain build-up to the game with special VIP guests. At £25 there is also the View From The Agnew option, with a host of benefits. Information on the full range of options can be seen HERE.

1889 Sports and Social Club 

The 1889 will be open from 5pm on Matchday, with a special Fan Zone also in operation from the same time. You can keep up-to-date with all the plans via 1889 Facebook page, which can be accessed HERE.

Match Programme

A special souvenir Match Programme has been produced for another night of history at Inver Park. This edition of our match programme includes interviews with Shea Gordon and Rohan Ferguson, and coverage from our away leg in Gibraltar, costing just £4. You can pre-order your copy to collect from the Club Shop HERE. These can also be purchased on the night using cash or card at the Kiosk in front of the 1889. Each European edition proved to be a sell-out and will be another great keepsake of the big night.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will be open from 6.45pm. Among other items, it will be stocked with our popular range of European bucket hats, 2022/23 away shirts, and the 1889 range. Pre-orders are also being taken for the new Nike 2022/23 home shirts, which can be done online HERE priced at £35 for kids and £45 for adult sizes.

The Opposition  

St Joseph’s arrive for their first competitive match in Northern Ireland, following last week’s 0-0 draw at the Victoria Stadium. Having been taken over by former Burnley Chairman Mike Garlick in the summer, the Blues added players with experience in the English game to the spine of their team. Goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons was particularly impressive in goal as he helped his new side, managed by Abraham Paz, keep a clean sheet on the night.

The Inver Reds 

Tiernan Lynch declared himself pleased with Larne’s resolute performance in energy-sapping conditions, in last week’s first leg. With away goals no longer counting in European competitions, a winner must be found on the night, whether that be in 90 minutes, or the use of extra-time or penalties. The Invermen expect to have a full panel of players to choose from after the squad came through the first leg unscathed.

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