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Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 29th Aug, 2019 at 18:03

BALLYMENA United travel to the Belfast Loughshore Arena to face Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership on Friday night.
The last time the sides met was in July 2018 in a pre-season friendly in Carrick, the visitors running out 2-1 winners with goals from Fra Nolan and Adam Lecky.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 1-2 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 21st July 2018 (Pre-Season Friendly)
Ballymena United 3-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 13th January 2018. Att: 699
Ballymena United 3-1 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th December 2017. Att: 778
Carrick Rangers:
Carrick have been up and down from the top flight to the Championship regularly over the past decade, earning promotion back to the Danske Bank Premiership at the end of last season with a 3-1 win on aggregate over Ards.

This season the Amber Army have started with a 3-0 defeat in their first league game away to Crusaders, a 2-1 home defeat to Larne in their second, a 2-0 victory away to Institute and a 1-0 home defeat to Cliftonville last Saturday. They were knocked out of the BetMcLean League Cup at the second round stage, losing 5-3 to Premier Intermediate Side Bangor after extra-time.
Ballymena United:
United sit 7th in the league on 4 points after a draw at Dungannon Swifts, a win over Larne and a defeat to Glentoran last Saturday, but have a game in hand over 9 of the 12 teams in the Danske Bank Premiership.

They defeated Newington YC 3-0 in the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening, second half goals coming from Ross Lavery, Andrew McGrory and Cathair Friel.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 6:30pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Kristian Hanna. Assistant 2: Neil Gillespie. 4th Official: Ken Gibbons.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Can United grab another three points on the road on Friday night against a side who will be hurting after their defeat to Bangor on Tuesday? Make your way to Belfast Loughshore Arena and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin