Glentoran FC – Linfield FC 07-01-2017
Game: Glentoran FC - Linfield FC 1-2 a.e.t. (HT 1-0)
Competition: Irish Cup
Stadium: The Oval, Belfast
Ticket Price: £10
As the Belfast's Big Two met each other in the 5th round of the Irish Cup, I had the chance to visit the beautiful game! Before going to the Oval, I went to Dundela FC - Limavady United where I could only attend 45 minutes.
Glentoran started the game very well and scored the first goal after just 15 minutes. From that moment on Linfield started to play much better but they only got 1 big chance, straight before the break.
It took the visitors 15 minutes in the second half to equalise and both teams got another big chance but both were well saved. 1-1 after 90 minutes, I was prepared for at least anoter 30 minutes!
Linfield got in front after just 8 minutes of extra time. The Glens had 22 more minutes to equalise but they didn't manage to score. The visitors were even close to score more after a few good counters but the game ended at 1-2.
I had a good laugh wit a fan who called an oposite player "a full-kit wanker" but I actually expected a bit more hate and hate chants or anything like it between both groups of fans but everything was rather calm.
Anyway, the Oval is an amazing ground with a beautiful story to visit!