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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 20th Oct, 2017 at 13:17

BALLYMENA United travel to Mourneview Park on Saturday afternoon to face second placed Glenavon.
The last meeting between the sides was in August at the Showgrounds, Glenavon running out 6-1 winners.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th August 2017. Att: 1132
Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th June 2017. (Europa League Play-Off Final)
Glenavon 3-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 8th April 2017. Att: 729
Ballymena United 3-4 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 3rd January 2017. Att: 1060
Glenavon 5-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 22nd October 2016. Att: 1088
Ballymena United 3-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th August 2016. Att: 1112
Glenavon sit 2nd in the league table, 5 points behind leaders Coleraine and 2 points ahead of 3rd placed Linfield. They have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1 league game this season, the only side to have beaten them being league leaders Coleraine. They suffered a surprise midweek 4-0 defeat to Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena in the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup, so will be looking to bounce straight back in the league.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United have struggled for form this season and sit 8th in the table with 4 wins, a draw and 6 defeats, but have put in two impressive wins over the past fortnight, defeating Portadown 2-0 at home in the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup and, last Saturday, firing 6 past Ards in an important league win.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street at 1:30pm.

The Spirit Of 89 Supporters Club bus leaves the Smithfield Bar at 1:30pm. To reserve a place contact Davy McCaig on 078 4916 2945.
Match Officials:
Referee: Arnold Hunter. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Adam Jeffrey. 4th Official: Mark Dillon.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Despite defeating the Lurgan Blues in the final of the Europa League Play-Offs at the end of last season, United have struggled to get the better of Glenavon over the past few seasons. After the 6-1 hammering at the start of the season, the Braidmen will be looking to avenge that defeat with a win at Mourneview Park. Make your way to Lurgan and be loud and proud in your support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin