Glebe Rangers continue their build up to what is the most imprtant season in the club’s history with a ‘glamour’ friendly against premiership side Coleraine F.C. on Monday 20th July at the Riada Stadium.
This game will be a reall test for Jason Wilmont’ side, the only Ballymoney club remaining in Championship 2 following Ballymoney United’s relegation at the end of last season.
Following an early start to training and a couple of friendlies already in the bag, Glebe Rangers will come up against their first real test on Monday night when Oran Kearney brings his team to the Toon.
“We are looking forward to the game against Coleraine,” commented Jason. “It will be our first real test and will let us see just how we are stacking up. I will be hoping to play close to what will be my starting line up for the season and Oran has told me he will be bringing a strong squad up to Ballymoney.
“It should be a great night and hopefully there will be a good turnout to support the Glebe.”
Captain Willie Beckett added: “ The upcoming glamour tie with Coleraine FC is one that I am really looking forward to.
“In sport you should always want to challenge yourself against better opposition and there’s no better opportunity than Monday night’s game. Coleraine will move the ball quicker than what we are used to at Glebe Rangers and this will certainly test our fitness, team shape and discipline.
This will be important for management and players to see exactly where we are and what we may need to improve on before the season commences.”
Club Treasurer John McAuley has been pleased with the way preparations have been going for the season so far. “Jason and his team have done a brilliant job signing new players and strengthening the squad. they have worked non stop and this game against Coleraine will be a real tests for players and management alike as the start of the new league campaign gets closer.
“Everyone t the club is looking forward to it.”
Kick-off for Glebe Rangers v Coleraine FC at the Riada Stadium is 7.45pm. It is advised to turnup early as a big crowd is expected.