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Cliftonville Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 24th Mar, 2017 at 12:11

BALLYMENA United travel to Solitude to face Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday.
The last time the sides met was in the fifth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup in January, the game finishing 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra-time before United progressed 4-3 on penalties.
The Ballymena United players celebrate after Allan Jenkins scored the last penalty to secure a spot in the sixth round
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Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-1 Cliftonville (1-1 aet) (4-3 pens), Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th January 2017. Tennent's Irish Cup Round 5
Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 26th November 2016. Att: 1062
Ballymena United 3-2 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th September 2016. Att: 1019
Ballymena United 2-2 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd April 2016. Att: 921
Cliftonville 4-2 Ballymena United, Solitude, 4th December 2015. Att: 1023
Ballymena United 6-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th September 2015. Att: 1023
Tony Kane celebrates after scoring his second penalty in the 3-2 win over Cliftonville at the Showgrounds in September
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Since the cup game in January Cliftonville have won 2, drawn 3 and lost 3 in the league, grabbing a total of 9 points from 8 games. This had kept them in 3rd place until last weekend when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park, allowing Coleraine to jump up a place.
Ballymena United:
The Braidmen have won 4 games in the league, drawn 1 and lost 3 in the same timeframe, gaining 4 points on the reds in their attempts to overtake them in the table. A draw against Coleraine on Tuesday night left United trailing 4th placed Cliftonville by 3 points and 3rd placed Coleraine by 5 points.
PSNI Advice:
Supporters planning to attend should click here for important information from the PSNI about this fixture.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Hetherington. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Paul Robinson. 4th Official: Steven Gregg.
Match Information:
Admission is pay at the gate. Adult entry fee is 10, Under 16s and OAPs are 7, and children under the age of 11 will be admitted free, if accompanied by an adult.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Both sides, along with Coleraine, have 6 games left in the battle to reach 3rd place in the Danske Bank Premiership before the play-offs for a Europa League spot start. Can United draw level on points with a win at Solitude? Make your way to Belfast and be loud and proud in your support of the Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin