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Saturday 14th December v. Dungannon Swifts (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Institute Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 22nd Nov, 2019 at 16:39

BALLYMENA United are back in league action on Saturday afternoon when they host Institute at the Showgrounds.
The last time the sides met United were held to a draw at the Brandywell, Jonathan Addis levelling the score in the 70th minute, heading home from a Steven McCullough corner.
Latest results v Institute (all league unless stated):
Institute 1-1 Ballymena United, Brandywell, 5th October 2019. Att: 220
Ballymena United 6-1 Institute, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th March 2019. Att: 688
Institute 1-2 Ballymena United, Brandywell, 9th February 2019. Att: 428
Institute 1-2 Ballymena United, Brandywell, 13th October 2018. Att: 420
Institute:
With just 1 win in their opening 15 league games this season, coupled with 5 draws and 9 defeats, 'Stute sit 11th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 8 points, 2 ahead of Warrenpoint Town. The single win was back in September when they defeated Warrenpoint 3-1 at Milltown Playing Fields.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have double the number of points Institute have, with 16 points from 15 games - 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats in the league leaving United 7th in the league, 17 points behind 6th placed Larne.

United made the final of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 4-0 win over Harland & Wolff Welders on Wednesday evening - ending a run of 6 games without a victory courtesy of an Adam Lecky hat-trick and a solitary goal from Shane McGinty.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Gavin Hegarty. Assistant 2: Richard Storey. 4th Official: Keith Kennedy.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
With 3 vital points up for grabs for both sides, another tough game is expected, but United go into the game with several key players back in the squad and a morale boosting win midweek to lift the spirits around the camp. 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