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Tuesday 24th October v. Glentoran (home) - Toals Co Antrim Shield QF - k.o: 7:45pm

Crusaders Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 14th Oct, 2016 at 13:03

BALLYMENA United host league champions Crusaders at the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams are in fine form at the minute, and United will be looking to avenge their 6-0 defeat at Seaview on the opening day of the season.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United, Seaview, 6th August 2016. Att: 1479
Crusaders 0-0 Ballymena United, Seaview, 12th March 2016. Att: 1239
Crusaders 3-2 Ballymena United, Seaview, 28th November 2015. Att: 1278
Crusaders 0-2 Ballymena United, Seaview, 17th October 2015. (Toals Co Antrim Shield QF)
Ballymena United 2-4, Showgrounds, 3rd October 2015. Att: 1173
Crusaders:
Crusaders are the only Danske Bank Premiership side to remain unbeaten in all domestic competitions this season, winning 11 of their 14 games. They've had to come from behind on 3 occasions so far, most recently in their 4-3 win over Portadown in the 3rd round of the Northern Ireland League Cup on Wednesday night with 2 goals in the last 5 minutes.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United sit in 4th place in the league, 7 points behind the Crues, and have bounced back superbly since the 6-0 defeat at Seaview earlier in the season, losing only 1 game in all competitions since then. United have had to come from behind in 5 games this season, winning 4 and drawing 1, and had to do the same against Linfield in the Northern Ireland League Cup on Wednesday night, ending up running away with a superb 4-1 victory.
Junior Sky Blues:
The Junior Sky Blues will be meeting in the Des Allen Suite before the game, starting at 2:00pm. It's never too late to join the Junior Sky Blues - just click the image below for more information.
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Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Taylor. Assistant 1: Adrian Sobieski. Assistant 2: Gareth Eakin. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
This will be another incredibly tough encounter for the Sky Blues but, given our recent run of form, we have nothing to fear from this game. Once again, we're calling on all United fans to come down and get behind the team as they try to make it 9 games in a row unbeaten. Come on Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin