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

BALLYMENA United travel to Solitude to face Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday.
The sides met at the Showgrounds in September, United winning their first league game of the season thanks to a single goal from Emmet Friars.

United haven't defeated Cliftonville at Solitude in the last 8 league meetings there, going back to a 4-3 win in September 2011.
Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-0 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd September 2017. Att: 1241
Ballymena United 4-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 18th April 2017. Att: 874
Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena United, Solitude, 25th March 2017. Att: 1211
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
Cliftonville:
The Reds sit 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 10 points ahead of Ballymena, with 10 wins, a single draw and 5 defeats. In their last 5 league games they've won 4-0 away to Dungannon Swifts, 3-0 at home to Carrick Rangers, 5-0 at home to Ballinamallard United and 1-0 away to Ards. Their last league defeat was on the 21st October when they lost 2-1 to league leaders Coleraine.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have been creeping up the league table in their last 5 games with a single 4-0 defeat to Glenavon at Mourneview Park, draws at home to Warrenpoint Town and away to Glentoran, then a 2-1 win over Linfield and the same scoreline over Dungannon Swifts at home. This leaves United sitting in 7th place with 21 points, just 4 behind Glentoran who host Ards this weekend.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 1:45pm.

The Spirit of 89 Supporters Club bus leaves the Smithfield Bar at 1:45pm. To reserve a place please contact Davy McCaig on 078 4916 2945.
PSNI Information:
The PSNI have asked us to convey this information regarding the match against Cliftonville on Saturday.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: Jarlath McElholm. 4th Official: Shane Andrews.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Ballymena United go into this game unbeaten in their last 6 games, while Cliftonville are unbeaten in their last 4. Can United make it 3 wins on the trot over Cliftonville? Make your way to Solitude on Saturday afternoon and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin