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Friday 20th December v. Glenavon (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 8th Nov, 2019 at 12:56

BALLYMENA United host Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met, United ran out 1-0 winners at Belfast Loughshore Arena, a single scrappy Jude Winchester goal enough to take the 3 points.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 0-1 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 30th August 2019. Att: 696
Carrick Rangers 1-2 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 21st July 2018 (Pre-Season Friendly)
Ballymena United 3-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 13th January 2018. Att: 699
Ballymena United 3-1 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th December 2017. Att: 778
Carrick Rangers:
With 4 wins and 9 defeats in the league this season, Carrick sit in 9th place, 4 points behind United. Since the start of October they've beaten Warrenpoint Town and Dungannon Swifts 1-0 at home, losing 4-1 to Coleraine, 3-1 to Glentoran and, last Saturday, 2-0 to Linfield.

Carrick were knocked out of the BetMcLean League Cup in the 2nd round, drawing 2-2 with Bangor but losing 5-3 after extra-time. They also lost 2-1 to Harland & Wolff Welders in the 1st round of the Toals Co Antrim Shield.
Ballymena United:
With 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats in the league, United sit in 7th place, 3 points behind Larne. Since the start of October the Sky Blues have drawn 1-1 away to Institute and home to Crusaders, losing 2-1 at Linfield, 3-1 at Glentoran and, last Saturday 3-0 at home to Larne.

Crusaders knocked United out of the BetMcLean League Cup with a 2-1 win after extra-time at the Showgrounds, while at the same ground United dumped Crusaders out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield on penalties to set up a semi-final against Harland & Wolff Welders.
Match Officials:
Referee: Raymond Crangle. Assistant 1: Richard Storey. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Peter McGrath.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
With both teams struggling for form at the minute, and United struggling with an injury ravaged squad, this will be another incredibly tough fight for a vital 3 points. 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