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Saturday 22nd December v. Ards (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Moyola Park Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 5th Jan, 2018 at 13:43

BALLYMENA United host Moyola Park in the fifth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in a pre-season friendly in August, Gary Thompson scoring the only goal of the game to secure a win for United.
Recent results v Moyola Park:
Moyola Park 0-1 Ballymena United, Mill Meadow, 1st August 2017 (Pre-Season Friendly)
Moyola Park 1-1 (1-4 aet) Ballymena United, Mill Meadow, 1st September 2015 (JBE League Cup Round 2)
Moyola Park 3-3 Ballymena United, Mill Meadow, 9th July 2015 (Pre-Season Friendly)
Moyola Park:
With 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, Moyola Park currently sit 4th in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League, 4 points behind Lisburn Distillery with 2 games in hand.

The Castledawson side have reached the 5th round of the Tennent's Irish Cup with a 10-1 away win over Downshire YM, a 5-0 away win over Laurelvale and, in the 4th round, a 2-0 home win over Ballywalter Rec.
Ballymena United:
With 9 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats, United are in 6th place in the Danske Bank Premiership, 9 points behind 5th placed Linfield and a single point ahead of 7th placed Glentoran.

This is the Sky Blues' first game in the Irish Cup this season and comes during an incredibly busy period which has seen a lot of players missing games due to injury, the latest of which was to Cathair Friel during the abandoned game at Solitude on Tuesday evening.
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Match Officials:
Referee: Ian McNabb. Assistant 1: Richard Scott. Assistant 2: Lee McMahon.
Match Information:
Admission of £9 (adult) and £6 (concession) is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Can the Sky Blues safely navigate their way into the next round of another cup competition? 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