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Saturday 26th January v. Ards (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Dungannon Swifts Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 5th Mar, 2018 at 12:25

BALLYMENA United travel to Stangmore Park on Tuesday night to face Dungannon Swifts in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last game between the sides, just a few weeks ago, seen the Swifts walk away with the Bet McLean League Cup with a 3-1 win at the National Stadium after a disappointing performance by the previous winners.
Latest results v Dungannon Swifts (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-3 Dungannon Swifts, National Stadium, 17th February 2018. (Bet McLean League Cup Final)
Ballymena United 2-1 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 18th November 2017. Att: 748
Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 7th October 2017. Att: 568
Ballymena United 5-2 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 8th May 2017. (Europa League Play-Off Semi-Final)
Ballymena United 3-2 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 14th January 2017. Att: 840
Ballymena United 1-4 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th November 2016. Att: 886
Dungannon Swifts 2-2 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 3rd September 2016. Att: 437
Dungannon Swifts:
Since lifting the League Cup, the Swifts have defeated Ballinamallard United 2-0 at Stangmore Park and lost 1-0 to Carrick Rangers at Belfast Loughshore Arena.

This leaves them in 8th place in the league, 3 points behind Ballymena United who have 2 games in hand.
Ballymena United:
Including the BetMcLean League Cup Final, United have now suffered three defeats on the trot, losing 3-1 to Crusaders at Seaview and 3-1 to Ards at Bangor Fuels Arena.

This has seen the Braidmen drop from 4 points ahead of Glentoran to 8 behind in 7th place. United have 3 games in hand over the East Belfast side, but need to win them all to move back up into 6th and know it'll be a struggle with games scheduled for at least the next 3 Tuesday and Saturdays.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tony Clarke. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Ryan Kelsey. 4th Official: Raymond Hetherington.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 8:00pm.
If the Sky Blues want to scure a much coveted top six spot before the league splits at the end of the month, now is the time they really must find their form. The supporters will expect the team to hit the ground running and will be hoping for a little bit of revenge after the recent cup final defeat to the Swifts. Make your way to Stangmore Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin