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Saturday 27th April v. Crusaders (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Ards Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 13th Oct, 2017 at 16:18

BALLYMENA United host Ards in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was on New Years Eve last year, Ards running out 4-2 winners.
Latest results v Ards (all league unless stated):
Ards 4-2 Ballymena United, Bangor Fuels Arena, 31st December 2016. Att: 644
Ards 2-4 Ballymena United, Bangor Fuels Arena, 5th November 2016. Att: 614
Ballymena United 1-2 Ards, Ballymena Showgrounds, 25th October 2016. (Toals Co Antrim Shield QF)
Ballymena United 3-4 Ards, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th August 2016. Att: 795
As seen above, United only managed to beat the North Down side on one occasion last season, losing both home games and managing to win one out of two away ties.
Ards: -
Ards are one of only four sides sitting below United in the league table, having won 2 games, away to Carrick Rangers and Ballinamallard United, drawn one game away to Crusaders, and losing seven games, home to Linfield, Dungannon Swifts and away to Cliftonville, Warrenpoint Town, Coleraine, Glenavon and, finally, away to Glentoran last weekend.
Ballymena United:
Sitting in 8th place, 3 points ahead of Ards in the table, United have won 3 games, home to Cliftonville and away to Warrenpoint Town and Ballinamallard United. Holding them down the table are a draw away to Carrick Rangers and home defeats at the hands of Crusaders, Glenavon, Glentoran and Coleraine, away defeats by Linfield and, last weekend, Dungannon Swifts.

William Faulkner was sent off for a deliberate handball during the game against Dungannon Swifts last weekend, but this has since been revoked after the match official in charge reviewed video evidence and admitted a genuine error of judgement.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Adrian Sobieski. 4th Official: Chris Morrison.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Manager David Jeffrey is hoping the Sky Blues can turn the tables on Ards after losing 3 out of 4 times to the games against them last season. It will be a tough game but, after an impressive win over Portadown during the week, United will go into this game with a confidence boost and hope to put some space between themselves and the bottom teams in the league. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin