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Institute Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 12th Oct, 2018 at 12:47

BALLYMENA United travel to the Brandywell Stadium to face Institute in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was towards the end of the 2014/15 season, United running out 2-1 winners with a first half Alan Teggart penalty and a second half own goal from Mark Forker.
Latest results against Institute:
Institute 1-2 Ballymena United, Riverside Stadium, 11th April 2015. Att: 280
Ballymena United 3-0 Institute, Showgrounds, 14th February 2015. Att: 582
Institute 1-2 Ballymena United, Riverside Stadium, 20th December 2014. Att: 323
Ballymena United 2-1 Institute, Showgrounds, 2nd September 2014. Att: 648
After finishing bottom of the table in the 2014/15 season 'Stute were relegated and won automatic promotion back to the Danske Bank Premiership with 9 points to spare at the end of last season.

Because of severe flood damage to the Riverside Stadium in August 2017, Institute have arranged to play their home games at the Brandywell, home of League Of Ireland side Derry City.

So far this season Institute have 3 wins, 2 draw and 5 defeats in the league, and sit 8th in the table, 3 points behind a United side who have a game in hand. They made the third round of the BetMcLean League Cup with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Loughgall at home, and go on to visit Linfield at the end of October.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have had their first two games at Ballymena Showgrounds in the past week, beating Newry City 3-0 in the league and Harland & Wolff Welders 1-0 with an injury time Jude Winchester goal in the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening.

With 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats in the Danske Bank Premiership, United now sit in 6th place, a single point behind Coleraine with a game in hand. A win in this game has the potential to leave the Braidmen in 3rd place, although the game between Crusaders and Glentoran will have a huge bearing on that.
Tickets & Transport:
For details on tickets and supporters transport please click here.
Match Officials:
Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: Ryan Kelsey. 4th Official: Jamie Robinson.
Match Information:
Tickets are required for entry to this game (see above).

Kick off is 3:00pm.
The Sky Blues will be high in confidence after winning their last two on the trot without conceeding, and will be aiming to make it three and move up the table. Make your way to the Brandywell on Saturday afternoon and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin