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Wednesday 20th November v. HW Welders (home) - Toals Co Antrim Shield SF - k.o: 7:45pm

Crusaders Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 14th Oct, 2019 at 16:45

BALLYMENA United host Crusaders at the Showgrounds for the second time in 4 days on Tuesday evening, this time in the last 8 of the Toals Co Antrim Shield.
The last time the sides met was on Saturday afternoon, with United holding the league leaders to a 1-1 draw thanks to a second half Ryan Harpur header.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-1 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th October 2019. Att: 1423
Ballymena United 3-0 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th April 2019. Att: 999
Crusaders 3-0 Ballymena United, Seaview, 2nd March 2019. (Tennent's Irish Cup Quarter-Final)
Crusaders 3-2 Ballymena United, Seaview, 1st January 2019. Att: 2054
Crusaders 0-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 11th December 2018. (BetMcLean League Cup Semi-Final)
Ballymena United 3-0 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th October 2018. Att: 1275
Crusaders 2-2 Ballymena United, Seaview, 11th August 2018. Att: 1224
Crusaders:
Despite being held to a draw on Saturday afternoon at the Showgrounds, Crusaders remain top of the league, with their lead reduced to 3 points.

They defeated Sirocco Works 8-1 at Seaview in the 1st round of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, setting up Tuesday's tie at the Showgrounds.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues had plenty of chances to win the league game against Crusaders on Saturday afternoon and, while a draw was a fair result, it could've been 3 points instead of 1.

United beat Dundela 2-1 at the Showgrounds in the 1st round of the Toals Co Antrim Shield thanks to a Declan Carville goal with the last attack of the game.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Crangle. Assistant 1: Kristian Hanna. Assistant 2: Neil Gillespie. 4th Official: Ken Gibbons.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate. Prices are £10 for adults and £6 concessions, and Ballymena United Football Club would appreciate supporters bringing the correct change where possible. Season Tickets and Youth Academy Passes aren't valid for this game.

Kick off is 7:45pm.

If the score is level after 90 minutes, two 10-minute periods of extra-time will be played. If the score is level after extra-time, the tie will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
After the incredibly entertaining and tight affair on Saturday afternoon, this game shows all the signs of being another cracker, with last seasons beaten finalists and semi-finalists both vying to take the trophy off winners Linfield. 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