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Saturday 7th December v. Crusaders (away) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Dundela Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 9th Sep, 2019 at 16:07

BALLYMENA United host Dundela in the first round of this seasons Toals Co Antrim Shield at the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening.
The last time the sides met was in January this year, United sending Dundela out of the Tennent's Irish Cup at the fifth round stage with goals from Shane McGinty, Adam Lecky and Tony Kane securing a 3-1 away win.
Latest results v Dundela: (competitive only)
Dundela 1-3 Ballymena United, Wilgar Park, 5th January 2019. (Tennent's Irish Cup Round 5) Ballymena United 1-3 Dundela, Ballymena Showgrounds, 17th October 2006. (Co Antrim Shield Round 1) Dundela 1-4 Ballymena United, Wilgar Park, 9th August 1997. (League Cup Round 1)
Dundela:
The Duns currently sit 3rd in the Bluefin Sport Championship table on 14 points, with 4 wins, 2 draws and a single defeat, leaving them sitting just 3 points off leaders Loughgall. Their single defeat in the league was on Saturday, losing 2-0 to 2nd placed Portadown at Shamrock Park.

Dundela hammered Tobermore United 6-0 at home in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup, setting up a third round tie away to Larne.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have had wins over Larne, Carrick Rangers and Warrenpoint Town in the Danske Bank Premiership, along with a defeat to Glentoran and an opening day draw at Dungannon Swifts, leaving them sitting 4th in the table, just 6 points behind leaders Crusaders with a game in hand.

United have also beaten Newington YC 3-0 at home in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup with goals from Ross Lavery, Andrew McGrory and Cathair Friel, and will face Dollingstown in the third round.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ben McMaster. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Frankie Shanks.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
With several key players missing through injury or suspension, things are tough at the minute for Ballymena, but they have been grinding out wins and will be confident after a good display against Warrenpoint Town at the weekend. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin