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Dungannon Swifts Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 11th Jan, 2019 at 12:49

BALLYMENA United host 10th placed Dungannon Swifts in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides was at the Showgrounds in October seen an early goal from Kofi Balmer cancelled out by a Ryan Harpur goal, the result a disappointing draw for United who missed a handful of chances to win the game.
Latest results v Dungannon Swifts (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-1 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th October 2018. Att: 1363
Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 4th August 2018. Att: 878
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:
With just 4 wins and 8 draws in 23 league games, the Swifts sit 10th in the league, 4 points ahead of Newry City who have a game in hand. Since the start of December Dungannon have lost 5-1 away to Cliftonville, drew 1-1 at home to Newry City, lost 1-0 to Linfield at home in the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup, lost 1-0 to Crusaders at Seaview, drew 1-1 at home with Glenavon, lost 3-0 at home to Ards, beat Glentoran 4-2 at The Oval and, most recently, secured a spot in the sixth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup with a 1-0 win over Cliftonville away from home.
Ballymena United:
In the corresponding period United have won 6 games, including wins over Crusaders at Seaview to secure a spot against Linfield in the BetMcLean League Cup and Dundela at Wilgar Park to set up a tie against Portadown in the sixth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup. The Sky Blues drew 3-3 with Coleraine at home on Boxing Day, lost 3-2 to Crusaders at Seaview on New Years Day and, on Tuesday evening, missed a place in the final of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 2-1 defeat by Linfield.

United currently sit 2nd in the Danske Bank Premiership ahead of the game between Newry City and Crusaders on Friday evening which gives the North Belfast side the chance to leapfrog the Braidmen.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Richard Storey. Assistant 2: David Anderson. 4th Official: Andrew Davey.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
While the Swifts will be eager to move away from the relegation zone with a win, the Sky Blues will be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of the midweek defeat to Linfield and secure three important league points. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Saturday and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin