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Saturday 23rd November v. Institute (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Newington YC Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 26th Aug, 2019 at 16:13

BALLYMENA United host Newington YC in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup at the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening.
The last time the sides met was at the same stage of the League Cup in 2016, United running out 4-1 winners with goals from Cathair Friel, Allan Jenkins, Tony Kane and Johnny McMurray.
Newington YC:
Newington, formed in 1979 as Jubilee Olympic, finished last season's Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League in 7th place, and have yet to start this season's league campaign.

They made it through to the second round of the Tennent's Irish Cup with a 5-0 away win at Cookstown Celtic, and will face Newtowne in September. They also had a resounding 9-2 victory over Shankill United at the Hammer Complex in the second round of the Toals Steel & Sons Cup, and travel to face Sirocco Works in the third round in September.
Ballymena United:
After a 2-2 draw away to Dungannon Swifts on the opening day of the Danske Bank Premiership campaign, United went on to defeat newcomers Larne 4-2 at Inver Park, but lost 2-1 to Glentoran in their first home league game of the season on Saturday.

The Sky Blues will be looking to put the defeat behind them as they try to go one better than last season, where they lost 1-0 to Linfield in the BetMcLean League Cup Final at the National Stadium.
Match Officials:
Referee: Declan Hassan. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Damien Friel.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Newington should be high on confidence going into this game, with a total of 14 goals scored so far this season in cup competitions, and will be hoping United's defeat to Glentoran on Saturday will result in some nerves being shown. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin