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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 18th Jan, 2019 at 12:35

BALLYMENA United travel to Mourneview Park in Lurgan on Saturday afternoon to face Glenavon in a crucial Danske Bank Premiership game.
The sides last met in November live in front of the BBC cameras, with United running out 2-1 winners thanks to a 90th headed goal from substitute Johnny McMurray at the Showgrounds.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd November 2018. Att: 1346
Glenavon 4-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 24th August 2018. Att: 1591
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
Since the meeting of the sides in November, Glenavon have won 2 games, including an Irish Cup Round 5 hammering of Rosemount Rec, drawn 6 games and lost 3.

This leaves the Lurgan Blues sitting 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 43 points, 7 being Ballymena United.
Ballymena United:
In the corresponding period, the Sky Blues have won 11, drawn 2 and lost 2, including making it through to the BetMcLean League Cup Final against Linfield next month and losing out on a Toals Co Antrim Shield Final to Linfield.

United sit 2nd in the Danske Bank Premiership, 3 points behind leaders Linfield and level with Crusaders who have played an extra game over the top two.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 1:45pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Arnold Hunter. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Lee Tavinder.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
No matter where they sit in the league, or how their form has been, Glenavon always provide incredibly tough opposition at Mourneview Park, as shown earlier in the season when they defeated the Braidmen 4-0 with 4 second half goals after Andrew Burns had been sent off at the end of the first half after a foul on Mark Sykes. The 3 points from this clash could have a huge bearing on the league, United trying to remain near the summit and Glenavon trying to make up ground on the front runners. Make your way to Mourneview Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin