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Coleraine Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 13th Apr, 2018 at 13:00

BALLYMENA United make the journey up the A26 to face derby rivals Coleraine on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in March at the Ballymena Showgrounds, the visitors winning 2-0 with goals from Eoin Bradley and Darren McCauley.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-2 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th March 2018. Att: 1661
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:
After a fantastic season, Coleraine are level with Crusaders at the top of the table with only 3 games left - home to Ballymena United, away to Linfield and away to Glenavon. They're a huge distance behind on goal difference, with the Crues 20 goals better off, so desperately need the points in order to win the league.

Last weekend they came from behind to beat Cliftonville 2-1 at Solitude, while Crusaders dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Glenavon at Seaview.
Ballymena United:
The league hasn't been so kind to United this season and a guaranteed 6th placed finish leaves the Sky Blues awaiting the Europa League play-offs, with only pride and form to play for in the meantime.

This is the last derby game of the season, so the visiting fans will be hoping for a much better performance than last weekends 2-0 defeat by Linfield at the National Stadium.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 2:00pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: George Argyropoulos. 4th Official: Raymond Hetherington.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Last season, United put an end to Crusaders hopes of winning the league. Can they take points off rivals Coleraine and put a dent in their hopes for a second league title? Make your way to Coleraine and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team and find out for yourself - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin