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Saturday 26th August v. Linfield (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Ards Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 24th Oct, 2016 at 12:27

BALLYMENA United will be hoping to bounce back from their weekend defeat when they host Ards on Tuesday night.
The last time the sides met was in August, with Ards running out 4-3 winners after a battling performance by both sides. Since then United had been on a 10 game unbeaten run which was ended on Saturday against Glenavon.
Latest results v Ards (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 3-4 Ards, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th August 2016. Att: 795
Ballymena United 1-1 Ards, Ballymena Showgrounds, 26th April 2014. Att: 393
Ards 0-0 Ballymena United, Bangor Fuels Arena, 1st January 2014. Att: 420
Ards:
Since the game in August Ards have won 2 league games and a game in each of the Northern Ireland League Cup and the Toals Co Antrim Shield, drawing 1 league game and losing 6 league games and a Northern Ireland League Cup game. They reached the quarter-final of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 3-1 home win over Knockbreda.
Ballymena United:
A much improved Ballymena side hadn't lost in any competition since the previous Ards game until last weekend, when they lost 5-0 to Glenavon at Mourneview Park. The game tomorrow night provides the Braidmen with a chance to respond instantly and secure passage to the semi-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield.
United reached the quarter-final with a 3-0 home win against Harland & Wolff Welders, goals coming from a first half Tony Kane penalty and second half goals from Johnny McMurray and Cathair Friel.
Match Officials:
Referee: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Evan Boyce.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
A large vocal support would be greatly appreciated by the players and management as the Sky Blues attempt to bounce back and into the semi-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin