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Monday 27th July v. Coleraine (neutral) - Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup SF - k.o: 4:00pm

Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup semi-final

Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 17th Jan, 2020 at 12:59

BALLYMENA United welcome Glenavon to the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last meeting between the sides was less then a month ago, United running out 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Cathair Friel either side of a Jordan Jenkins goal.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th December 2019. Att: 1003
Glenavon 3-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 21st September 2019. Att: 1064
Ballymena United 4-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd April 2019. Att: 1328
Glenavon 0-2 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 19th January 2019. Att: 1306
Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd November 2018. Att: 1346
Glenavon 4-0 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 24th August 2018. Att: 1591
Since the game in December, Glenavon have won a single game, beating Dungannon Swifts 5-0 at home, drawn at home 1-1 with Warrenpoint Town and 2-2 with Institute, losing 1-0 away to Cliftonville and 2-0 at home to Coleraine in the 5th Round of the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup.

The Lurgan Blues have bolstered their squad over the last few weeks, re-signing striker Greg Moorhouse, Matthew Snoddy joining on loan from Crusaders, and Calum Birney signing from Glentoran.

Meanwhile Rhys Marshall has left to join Shamrock Rovers, Eoin Wearen has moved to the USA, with Andrew Mitchell and Caolan Marron both signing for Glentoran, and Stephen Murray leaving for Portadown.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have lost their 3 league games, going down 2-0 away to Coleraine, 2-0 away to Glentoran and 3-2 at home to Larne. The Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup was more kind to the Sky Blues, a 2-0 home win over Crumlin Star with goals from Declan Carville and Cathair Friel securing a berth in the 6th round.

United have brought formed player Kyle Owens in from Crusaders on loan until the end of the season, while both Ryan Mayse returning to Ballinamallard United and Shane McGinty leaving to consider his footballing options.
Match Officials:
Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Raymond Crangle.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
A win for the Braidmen tomorrow could move them above Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership table and a step closer to a top 6 finish. Can United win their first league game in 4? 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