It’s final Matchday of the season and there is European football on the line as Larne travel to the Oval to take on Glentoran in the play-off final. Kick-off is at 7.45pm and, with a large away support expected, take a look below to find out all you need to know ahead of the trip to East Belfast.
Tickets and Travel
Match tickets are now on sale online via the Glentoran website, costing £12 for adults and £8 for concessions. These can be purchased at www.glentoran.com/tickets right up until kick-off; however, we encourage supporters to buy early to allow time for the sale to be processed and for tickets to be sent via email.
While there will be no cash gate at The Oval for adult and concession tickets, children under the age of 10 years old will be able to attend the game by paying £1 upon entry to the stadium on the night. There is no need for children who meet this criteria to buy tickets online ahead of kick-off.
Due to high demand, all Supporters’ Club buses have sold out for this game. We encourage you to get creative with your travel arrangements to ensure both yourself and as many other supporters can attend the final as possible – why not organise a carpool with friends, family or neighbours. The more people who can attend tomorrow’s final and give their support to the Inver Reds, the better!
For those travelling by car, parking is recommended around Mersey Street and its surrounding areas. Please be mindful of local residents when parking, avoiding any driveways and access areas to homes in the relevant streets.
1889 Sports and Social Club
It will be the final Away Days special of the season at 1889 this evening. Call in to see what’s on offer as they open their doors from 5pm with a range of special offers for those calling in.
Mick McDermott’s side booked their place in the final by virtue of a 2-0 victory at home to Glenavon on Tuesday night, with goals from Conor McMenamin and Jay Donnelly. They have also earned the right for home advantage in the final, having finished third in the Danske Bank Premiership standings.
The Inver Reds
Like the home side, Larne also enjoyed a 2-0 victory in their semi-final, at home to Coleraine. An early Rodney Brown OG was followed up by Mark Randall’s late insurance strike. The Invermen booked European football for the first time in their history via the play-offs last season and Tiernan Lynch will be hoping they can do the same again this time out.