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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 20th Sep, 2019 at 16:35

BALLYMENA United travel to Mourneview Park to face Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in the penultimate game of last season, United running out 4-3 winners with goals from Andrew McGrory, Johnny McMurray, Adam Lecky and Shane McGinty securing an automatic spot in the Europa League this season.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 4-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd April 2019. Att: 1328
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:
Glenavon opened their season with a 1-1 draw at home to Glentoran, before going on to lose 3-1 at Cliftonville, win 2-0 at home to Warrenpoint Town, lose 2-1 away to Dungannon Swifts, lose 4-0 at home to Coleraine, and lose 3-2 at Crusaders last weekend. They sit 10th out of 12 in the Danske Bank Premiership table with 4 points from 6 games.

They've also beat Portstewart 4-1 in the 2nd round of the BetMcLean League Cup and Formartine United 3-0 in the 3rd round of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup and will go on to face Raith in October.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues opened their season with a hard fought 2-2 draw away to Dungannon Swifts, and have went on to win 3 league games, draw another, a single defeat coming at home against Glentoran. United sit 4th in the table on 11 points, 2 behind 2nd placed Coleraine and Cliftonville with a game in hand over both.

A BetMcLean League Cup tie against Newington YC ended with a 3-0 home win for United who now go on to host Dollingstown in October and a 2-1 win over Dundela in the Toals Co Antrim Shield has set up a home tie against Crusaders in the last 16 the following week. United were defeated with a last gasp goal from Rangers Colts in the midweek Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.
Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 1:30pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: Gavin Andrews. 4th Official: Raymond Crangle.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Glenavon have always proven to be stiff opposition home and away, and will be eager to end their miserable run of form this season, while United have yet to hit any real form, grinding out results with a squad hit by injury and suspensions. Make your way to Mourneview Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin