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Tuesday 23rd October v. Ballyclare Comrades (home) - Toals Co Antrim Shield QF - k.o: 7:45pm

Linfield Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 28th Sep, 2018 at 12:56

BALLYMENA United travel to the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face unbeaten Linfield.
The last game between the sides was in April, second half goals from Mark Stafford and Kurtis Byrne for Linfield giving them a 2-0 win.
Latest results v Linfield (all league unless stated):
Linfield 2-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 7th April 2018. Att: 1455
Ballymena United 2-2 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th January 2018. Att: 1725
Ballymena United 2-1 Linfield, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2017. Att: 1921
Linfield 1-0 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 26th August 2017. Att: 1711
Linfield:
It's been an impressive start to the season from The Blues, having won 7 and drawn 3 of their games. 5 of those wins have been in the Danske Bank Premiership and, with their 3 league draws, they sit on 18 points, one off league leaders Glenavon.

Last weekend they drew 0-0 away to Coleraine.
Ballymena United:
With all 8 games for the Sky Blues away from home so far, United have fared well, 3 league wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats leaving the Braidmen on 11 points with a game in hand over the top 3. They made it through to the 3rd round of the BetMcLean League Cup with a solid 5-1 win over Dollingstown at Dixon Park, Ballyclare.

Like Linfield, Ballymena United also faced Coleraine away from home in their last game, the game ending in a 2-2 draw.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street at 1:45pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Richard Storey. Assistant 2: Adam Jeffrey. 4th Official: Arnold Hunter.
Match Information:
Tickets are NOT required in advance of the game, but will be sold at the National Stadium. For more details please click here.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
The Sky Blues were unlucky not to beat Coleraine on Tuesday evening, and will feel confident going into this game. Make your way to the National Stadium and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin