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Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Tuesday, 11th Oct, 2016 at 12:31

BALLYMENA United host Linfield in the third round of the Northern Ireland League Cup on Wednesday night.
The last time the two sides met in the league cup was in November 2012, Linfield running out 6-0 winners at the Showgrounds. The last game between the sides ended with a 4-0 win for Linfield, but United had beaten them 3-2 at the National Stadium 11 days previously to lift the Co Antrim Shield with goals from Paddy McNally, David Cushley and Eoin Kane. This will be the first game in which David Jeffrey has managed Ballymena United against former club Linfield.
Latest results v Linfield (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-4 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd January 2016. Att: 1702
Linfield 2-3 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 12th January 2016 (Toals Co Antrim Shield Final). Att: N/A
Linfield 2-1 (AET) Ballymena United, National Stadium, 9th January 2016 (Tennent's Irish Cup Round 5). Att: N/A
Ballymena United 1-3 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th Demember 2015. Att: 1569
Linfield 4-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 8th August 2015. Att: 2120
Gary Thompson scores against Linfield in the 2-1 Irish Cup defeat last season
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Linfield are currently 3 points ahead of United in the league table with a game in hand. They won their recent derby game against Linfield 2-1 with a late Jimmy Callacher header. The Blues played Queen of the South on Sunday in the Irn-Bru sponsored Scottish Challenge Cup, holding them to a 0-0 draw at 90 minutes, leaking 2 goals in extra-time to drop out of the cup.
Ballymena United:
By the time tomorrow night's game kicks off United will have had a break of 11 days since their 2-2 draw away to Coleraine. The Sky Blues are looking to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 9 games, but know they'll need to keep their concentration for the full 90 minutes to stand a chance against high-flying Linfield.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Crangle. Assistant 1: Andrew Neeson. Assistant 2: Mark O'Brien. 4th Official: Steven Taylor.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Ballymena United haven't been able to beat Linfield at home since the opening day of the 2012/13 season, when Jamie Davidson scored both goals in a 2-0 victory. Come down to the Showgrounds and help cheer the team on as they try to rectify that record and book a place in the hat for the quarter-final draw!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin