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

Crusaders Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 27th Apr, 2018 at 12:31

BALLYMENA United host table-topping Crusaders on Saturday afternoon in a game that could see the visitors lift the Gibson Cup.
The last game between the sides was at Seaview in February, United losing 3-1 with Kofi Balmer grabbing his second goal for the Sky Blues, a late consolation in added time.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Crusaders 3-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 24th February 2018. Att: 1147
Ballymena United 2-4 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd January 2018. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Final)
Crusaders 2-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 22nd December 2017. Att: 1479
Ballymena United 1-4 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 11th August 2017. Att: 1840
Ballymena United 3-0 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 22nd April 2017. Att: 1644
Crusaders 2-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 11th February 2017. Att: 1294
Ballymena United 2-1 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 15th October 2016. Att: 1490
Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United, Seaview, 6th August 2016. Att: 1479
Since the start of April, the Crues have won 1 and drawn 3, while title rivals Coleraine have won 2 and drawn 2, leaving both teams at the top of the league on 88 points. The North Belfast side have a 21 superior goal difference than Coleraine, and need only match the result between Glenavon and Coleraine at Mourneview Park.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues are looking forward to the Europa League play-offs, with the semi-final being played on Wednesday 9th May at 7:45pm. They put in an excellent defence against Glenavon last weekend, drawing 0-0 at Mourneview Park, and will hope to build on this on Saturday afternoon.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Tony Clarke.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
It was United who took Crusaders' title hopes out of their own hands and put them into those of eventual champions Linfield last season with a 3-0 win at the Showgrounds. Can the Braidmen help destroy the North Belfast side's title hopes this season? Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud of YOUR team in their final league game of the season - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin