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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 22nd Apr, 2019 at 16:43

BALLYMENA United host Glenavon at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night, hoping to take the final step to automatic European Qualification.
It's been over 3 months since the sides last met, the Sky Blues defeating Glenavon 2-0 at Mourneview Park thanks to first half goals from Adam Lecky and Jude Winchester.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Glenavon 0-2 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 19th January 2019. Att: 1306
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
With 5 wins in their last 6 league fixtures, including defeats of league champions Linfield both home and away, the Lurgan Blues have steadily crept up the table and their 4-0 win over Linfield at the weekend moved them above Crusaders and to within 5 points of United.
Ballymena United:
United go into this game knowing a win or a draw will secure European football next season, equalling their highest ever top-flight finish, a feat least seen in the 1979/80 season.

Manager David Jeffrey has called on his players to "go out and see if we can finish this race", adding "we have got to persevere, to keep going and going." ahead of this crucial clash.
Match Officials:
Referee: Lee Tavinder. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Adrian Sobieski. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
It's now a straight fight between visitors Glenavon and hosts Ballymena United to grab the Danske Bank Premiership runners-up spot, with the Sky Blues in the prime position of being 5 points with 2 games of the season left. Can they take full advantage of their fantastic exploits so far and make history for a new generation of fans? Make your way to the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening and be loud and proud, as always, in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin