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Ballyclare Comrades Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 22nd Oct, 2018 at 15:51

BALLYMENA United host Ballyclare Comrades in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield on Tuesday night.
The sides met in a pre-season friendly at Dixon Park in July with United running out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Ryan Mayse (2), Jonathan Addis and Fra Nolan.
Ballyclare Comrades:
The Comrades have enjoyed a good start to their season, winning five, drawing two and losing three of their Bluefin Sport Championship games, leaving them in 4th place, just two points behind 3rd placed Portadown.

They reached the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a home win over Newington YC, requiring two extra-time goals to make it through.
Ballymena United:
It's been a great start to the season for the Sky Blues, playing only four games out of eighteen at home due to the Showgrounds pitch being relaid over the summer. With five wins, three draws and three defeats in the Danske Bank Premiership, United currently sit in 4th place, level with Coleraine and a single point behind Crusaders.

A resounding 5-0 victory over Harland & Wolff Welders at the Showgrounds last week secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: Gavin Andrews.
Match Information:
Admission of £8 for adults and £5 concession is payable at the gate. Entrance will be by both the Ecos and Slemish Drive entrances, Ballymena United fans will be housed in the home stand, while Ballyclare Comrades fans will be in the away stand.

Kick off is 7:45pm.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, 2 additional 10 minute periods of extra-time will be played. If the scores are level after extra-time, the match will be settled by a penalty shootout.
With so much possession and plenty of good chances to win the game on Saturday, United were disappointed to only come away from their league game against Dungannon Swifts with a single point and will be eager to book a place in the semi-finals. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Tuesday night and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin