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Larne Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 16th Aug, 2019 at 11:32

BALLYMENA United make the short trip over Shane's Hill to face Larne at Inver Park in their second Danske Bank Premiership game of the season.
The last time the sides met was in the quarter-final of the Tennent's Irish Cup in March 2018, Larne came back from a goal down to win with an own goal from Kyle Owens and a winner from Tommy Stewart.
Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-2 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23th March 2018. (Tennent's Irish Cup quarter-final)
Larne 1-1 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 16th July 2016. (Pre-Season Friendly)
Larne 1-1 (2-3 aet) Ballymena United, Inver Park, 1st December 2015. (Toals Co Antrim Shield semi-final)
Larne 4-3 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 1st August 2015. (Pre-Season Friendly)
After years in the lower tiers of Irish League football, Larne are back with a bang, winning last years Bluefin Sport Championship by a clear 17 points. With just two games of the season played, they have defeated Warrenpoint Town 6-0 at Inver Park and Carrick Rangers 2-1 at Belfast Loughshore Arena, leaving them sitting at the summit of the Danske Bank Premiership on goal difference.
Ballymena United:
After an excellent Europa League over the summer, making it through a round for the first time in our history, United managed a 2-2 draw last weekend against a very difficult Dungannon Swifts side at Stangmore Park. The Sky Blues go into this game knowing Larne are the bookmakers favourites, and it will be an extremely difficult game, but it should make for another entertaining encounter.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 2:00pm.

There will be space available to park coaches on Church Road just outside the away entrance for visiting fans.
Match Officials:
Referee: Lee Tavinder. Assistant 1: Richard Storey. Assistant 2: Adrian Sobieski. 4th Official: Neil Robinson.
Match Information:
This is an all-ticket game and there are a very limited number of tickets left on sale. Tickets can be purchased from Stirling Trophies, Queen Street, Ballymena until 5:30pm on Friday afternoon, and from 9:00am to midday on Saturday.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
There's always been a great competitive nature to games between Larne and Ballymena United, and this game should be very tight with a great atmosphere. Make your way to Inver Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin