Home News Fixtures Tables Squad Commercial Info History Shop Under 20s
Saturday 25th March v. Cliftonville (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Harland & Wolff Welders Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 19th Sep, 2016 at 18:21

BALLYMENA United begin their defence of the Toals Co Antrim Shield when they host Harland & Wolff Welders on Tuesday night.
The two sides met in July in a pre-season friendly, the Welders running out 2-1 winners with Cathair Friel scoring the only goal for United.
The last time the sides faced each other in a competitive game was in February 2015 when United ran out 3-2 winners in an Irish Cup Quarter-Final, Darren Henderson, Matthew Tipton and Gary Thompson all scoring in the last 15 minutes to rescue the game.
Harland & Wolff Welders:
The Welders currently sit in 7th place in the NIFL Championship, having won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 in their opening 6 games. They defeated Lurgan Celtic by a single goal on Saturday.
After an extra-time defeat of Glentoran in the first round of this competition last season, Carrick Rangers knocked the Welders out at the quarter-final stage.
Ballymena United:
The Braidmen have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 2 in the league, and moved up into 3rd place after a 2-0 win over Portadown at Shamrock Park on Saturday.
Last season United lifted the shield after defeating Glebe Rangers, Crusaders, Larne (after extra-time) and lastly Linfield 3-2 in the final at the National Stadium, goals coming from Paddy McNally, David Cushley and Eoin Kane.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Andrew Butler. Assistant 2: Alistair Suttie.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate. We'd like to remind supporters that Season Tickets, JSB Memberships and Youth Academy passes are not valid for this match.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Can United extend their unbeaten run to 6 games and take the first step towards defending the trophy they've won twice in the past 4 seasons? Your support, as always, will be greatly appreciated!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin