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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 23rd Aug, 2018 at 12:37

BALLYMENA United travel to Mourneview Park on Friday evening to take on Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last time the teams faced each other was in April as last season drew to a close, the sides playing out a 0-0 draw.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Glenavon 0-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 21st April 2018. Att: 853
Ballymena United 3-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th December 2017. Att: 1228
Glenavon 4-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 21st October 2017. Att: 1188
Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th August 2017. Att: 1132
The Lurgan Blues finished last season in third place and securing a spot in the first round of Europa League Qualifying, where they overcame Molde of Norway 2-1 at Mourneview Park, but were sent out with a 5-1 defeat in the return leg. With two wins and a single defeat this season, they sit a single point behind United in the league.
Ballymena United:
The opening few games have proved profitable for the Sky Blues with wins against Dungannon Swifts and Ards, and a hard-fought draw with the Crues at Seaview.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 6:30pm.

The Spirit Of '89 Supporters Club bus leaves The Smithfield Arms at 6:30pm - please contact Davy McCaig on 078 4916 2945 if you're interested in travelling with them.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: David Anderson. Assistant 2: Paul Robinson. 4th Official: Steven Taylor.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
The last time United won a league game at Mourneview Park was in February 2012 so a very tough task lies ahead - but so far this season we've seen a very different side to previous years. Make your way to Lurgan on Friday evening and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin