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Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup semi-final

Cliftonville Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 21st Feb, 2020 at 11:49

BALLYMENA United travel to Solitude to face Cliftonville in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in the Toals Co. Antrim Shield Final a month ago, Leroy Millar putting United ahead in the 54th minute with a tap-in goal. Unfortunately, during 7 minutes of added time the Reds came back with goals on 95 minutes from Thomas Maguire and a winner right at the death from Ryan Curran.
Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Cliftonville 2-1 Ballymena United, National Stadium, 21st January 2020. (Toals Co. Antrim Shield Final)
Cliftonville 1-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 16th November 2019. Att: 1441
Ballymena United 2-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 28th September 2019. Att: 1547
Cliftonville 1-1 Ballymena United, Solitude, 12th April 2019. Att: 1117
Ballymena United 2-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 26th February 2019. Att: 1111
Ballymena United 2-1 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 17th November 2018. Att: 1509
Cliftonville 3-2 Ballymena United, Solitude, 22nd September 2018. Att: 1256
Cliftonville:
Since the Shield final, Cliftonville have won 2 games, beating Rathfriland Rangers 3-1 at home in the sixth round of the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup and winning by the same margin in the league at home to Carrick Rangers. They've drawn 1-1 at home to Dungannon Swifts in the league, and lost 1-0 away to Coleraine.

Currently sitting fifth in the Danske Bank Premiership, 3 points behind 2nd placed Glentoran with the aim of grabbing a place in European football next season.
Ballymena United:
In the same period, the Sky Blues have won a single game, beating Warrenpoint Town 2-1 in the sixth round of the Irish Cup. They've lost the three league games since the last meeting with Cliftonville, going down 2-0 away to Crusaders, 2-0 at home to Carrick Rangers and 4-1 at home to league leaders Linfield.

United are 9th in the league, 6 points behind Carrick Rangers with a game in hand.
Information for Ballymena United supporters attending the game:
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Away Fans Transport:
Seven Towers Ballymena United Supporters Club bus leaves Henry Street Car Park at 2:00pm.
Match Officials:
Referee: Lee Tavinder. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Richard Storey. 4th Official: Tony Clarke.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
With several key players injured or suspended, it'll be an incredibly tough task to take the points home but, as always, United will give their all in an attempt to catch Carrick. Make your way to Solitude and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin