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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, 28th Oct, 2019 at 16:46

BALLYMENA United face Crusaders in the quarter-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening at the Ballymena Showgrounds.
The last time the sides met was a fortnight ago in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, United running out 3-2 winners on penalties after the 90 minutes and extra-time left the sides level on 1-1. United will go on to host Harland & Wolff Welders in the semi-finals.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-1 (1-1 aet 3-2 pens) Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 15th October 2019. (Toals Co. Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
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:
Since the last meeting, the Crues have went on to lose 2-0 at home to Coleraine and draw 2-2 away to Glenavon.
Ballymena United:
United have lost their last two games, a 2-1 defeat to Linfield away from home followed by a 3-1 defeat to Glentoran at The Oval.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Paul Robinson. 4th Official: Shane Andrews.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

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 15-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.
It's nigh on impossible to predict how this game will go, with neither side having won a game since the Co Antrim Shield game a fortnight ago. The Crues will be out to avenge that defeat, while the Sky Blues are looking to rediscover the groove they got into last season. 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