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Dollingstown Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 7th Oct, 2019 at 16:32

BALLYMENA United host Dollingstown in the third round of the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening.
The last, and only time, the sides have met in a competitive fixture was at the second round stage of the same cup last season, but it was played at Dixon Park due to on-going work on the pitch at the Showgrounds. United won the tie 5-1 with goals from Cathair Friel (2), Leroy Millar (2) and Adam Lecky.
Dollingstown:
The Dollybirds were promoted to the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League at the end of the 2017/18 season and secured a 9th place finish with 20 points. They've only played 3 league games this season, winning 1 and losing 2, and sit 7th in the table.

They beat Annagh United 5-1 on Saturday afternoon, goals coming from Gary Liggett (3), Paddy Mooney and Keith Johnston.
Ballymena United:
After beating Dollingstown last season, United went on to reach the final, where they lost 1-0 to Linfield at the National Stadium, an early goal from Andrew Waterworth all that separated the sides in a very entertaining game.

The Sky Blues are a single point better off in the league this season than they were at the same stage last year, despite numerous injury problems and a lack of consistency in the squad. On Saturday afternoon, United drew 1-1 with Institute at the Brandywell.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tony Clarke. Assistant 1: Gavin Andrews. Assistant 2: Jamie Carnduff. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Can the Braidmen bounce back from their disappointing draw with Institute at the weekend and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup? 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