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Friday 24th August v. Glenavon (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Dungannon Swifts Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 3rd Aug, 2018 at 12:39

BALLYMENA United travel to Stangmore Park on Saturday afternoon to get their Danske Bank Premiership campaign off to a start against Dungannon Swifts.
The last time the sides met was in March when United won 3-2 thanks to first half goals from Johnny McMurray and Tony Kane, and a second half header from Leroy Millar.
Latest results v Dungannon Swifts (all league unless stated):
Dungannon Swifts 2-3 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 6th March 2018. Att: 483
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
Dungannon Swifts:
After defeating Ballymena United in last seasons BetMcLean League Cup, the Swifts went on to finish 2nd in the bottom section of the league, behind Glentoran. Over the summer break, they've seen Ryan Mayse leave for Ballymena United, but strengthened through the signings of Corey McMullan, Jake Dykes and goalkeeper Alex Moore on loan from Linfield, while Mark McAllister has returned to the club. News also broke on Thursday evening that Marcio Soares has joined the Swifts.
Ballymena United:
Manager David Jeffrey has had a very busy transfer period, with a lot of players departing the squad and a host of new arrivals. The team has been bolstered with the signing of Shane McGinty, Johnny Addis, James Knowles, Adam Lecky, Reece Glendinning, Jude Winchester, Andy McGrory, Ryan Mayse and Scot Whiteside, while the recent contract extension by Cathair Friel brought some great news over the past few days.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 1:30pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Jamie Robinson. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Tony Clarke.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Can the Sky Blues get their season off to a perfect start with an away victory over Dungannon Swifts? Make your way to Stangmore Park to see the new look United get their league campaign underway and cheer on YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin