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Friday 23rd March v. Glentoran (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Coleraine Match Preview - Danske Day
Uploaded Friday, 9th Mar, 2018 at 11:44

BALLYMENA United host derby rivals Coleraine in the very first "Danske Day" at the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides, at Coleraine Showgrounds on Boxing Day, ended in a 1-1 draw, Jamie McGonigle opening the scoring in the first half before a second half Conor McCloskey throw-in was flicked on by Kyle Owens and Aaron Traynor turned the ball into his own net to gift United a draw.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Coleraine 1-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 26th December 2017. Att: 3204
Ballymena United 0-2 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th September 2017. Att: 2227
Coleraine 1-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 29th April 2017. Att: 1432
Ballymena United 1-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 21st March 2017. Att: 1424
Ballymena United 0-4 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 4th March 2017. (Tennent's Irish Cup Quarter-Final)
Ballymena United 2-0 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 26th December 2016. Att: 2833
Ballymena United 0-0 (3-0 aet) Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 13th December 2016. (Northern Ireland League Cup Semi-Final)
Coleraine 2-2 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 1st October 2016. Att: 1359
Coleraine fans have been served up some great football this season, and at one stage were 8 points clear of current leaders Crusaders. Since the end of October they've won 9 games and drawn 7, dropping 13 points to the North Belfast side and they now sit 5 points behind in 2nd place.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have grabbed 10 points less than Coleraine in the league, having won 7, drawn 3 and lost 5. This leaves the Sky Blues in 7th spot in the league, 5 behind 6th placed Glentoran and 6 ahead of 8th placed Dungannon Swifts with 2 games in hand over both sides.
Danske Day:
Join us this Saturday as the NI Football League and Ballymena United celebrate exciting and affordable football on your doorstep with the first ever 'Danske Day'. Click the image below to learn more.
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Flash Sale:
For one day only there will be 15 off all home and away replica shirts (adult shirts reduced to 30 from 45 and kids reduced to 20 from 35). This offer is only available at the Club Shop at the Showgrounds this Saturday and is subject to stock availability.
15 off all replica shirts on Saturday 10th March
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Win a signed ball from our Match Sponsors:
Our Match Sponsors, McCarroll McConnell insurance brokers, are giving away a free ball to the winner of a competition they're running. Click the image below for details on how to enter.
Ballymena United Sales & Marketing Executive Brian Thompson with Shaw McCarroll and Charlie McConnell
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Entrance and exit details for Ballymena United fans:
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Arthur Stewart
A minutes applause will be held before the game in memory of Arthur Stewart.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Tim Marshall.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Nothing whets your appetite like a good derby game, and this is a big one for both sides. With the Braidmen chasing a top six spot and Coleraine chasing a league title, it should prove to be a fiery clash. The home side has struggled to put a run of wins together, winning 2 league games in a row at most, and has quite a few players out through injury so it'll be a very tough game. As always though, when it comes to derby games, anything can happen. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Saturday and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin