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Saturday 29th April v. Coleraine (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Glentoran Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 17th Mar, 2017 at 18:35

BALLYMENA United host Glentoran in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon at the Showgrounds.
The last time the sides met United ran out 3-2 winners at The Oval in December, second half goals coming from Fra McCaffrey (50 mins), Tony Kane (86 mins) and Johnny McMurray (90 mins).
Johnny McMurray scored in the 90th minute to secure a fantastic comeback
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Latest results v Glentoran (all league unless stated):
Glentoran 2-3 Ballymena United, The Oval, 10th December 2016. Att: 1445
Ballymena United 4-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th September 2016. Att: 1469
Glentoran 2-0 Ballymena United, The Oval, 20th February 2016. Att: 1450
Ballymena United 0-1 Glentoran, Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th November 2015. Att: 1302
Glentoran 1-3 Ballymena United, The Oval, 5th September 2015. Att: 1032
David Jeffrey gives the thumbs up after a fantastic comeback in the 4-1 win over Glentoran in September
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Glentoran:
In the months since the last meeting between the Glens and United, Glentoran have won only 2 league games, drawing 4 and losing 5 along the way, leaving them with their first bottom six finish in the league since the league structure was changed to include the split in the 2008/09 season. They were also knocked out the Tennent's Irish Cup in their fifth round game against Linfield after extra-time. Their last match ended in a 2-0 loss to Coleraine last weekend at Coleraine Showgrounds.
Ballymena United:
United have won 5 and lost 6 league games in the same period, securing a top six finish for the first time since the league split was introduced and guaranteeing at least a place in the Europa League Qualifying play-offs at the end of the season. They were deservedly knocked out of the Tennent's Irish Cup at the quarter-final stage by Coleraine a fortnight ago, but had already secured their first Northern Ireland League Cup with a 2-0 win over Carrick Rangers at Seaview in February. Last weekend United beat Portadown 3-0 at home thanks to second half goals from debutant Michael Kerr, Johnny Flynn and a Tony Kane penalty.
Match Officials:
To Be Confirmed
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick of is 3:00pm.
Despite already having a place in the end-of-season Europa League play-offs, the target for United now must be to finish in 3rd spot to stand a chance of automatic European qualification. That means overtaking both Coleraine, who sit 2 points ahead, and Cliftonville, who sit 3 points ahead, and with 8 games left, including a game in hand over the reds, this is entirely possible. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon and be our loud and proud 12th man as the Sky Blues attempt to secure a third victory over Glentoran this season!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin