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Saturday 24th April v. Coleraine (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm


Crusaders Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 6th Nov, 2020 at 10:27

BALLYMENA United are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they host Crusaders in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last time the sides met was in January, United losing 2-0 to the Crues at Seaview, second half goals from Declan Caddell and Ross Clarke securing the points for the home side.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Crusaders 2-0 Ballymena United, Seaview, 25th January 2020. Att: 1121
Crusaders 0-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 7th December 2019. Att: 989
Ballymena United 1-1 (1-2 aet) Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 29th October 2019. (BetMcLean League Cup Quarter-Final)
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
The North Belfast side started this season off with a 2-0 home win over Harland & Wolff Welders in the 1st round of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, falling at the second hurdle when Larne defeated them 4-0 at Inver Park. In the league, they've beaten Warrenpoint Town 1-0 away from home, Cliftonville 1-0 at home and lost 2-1 to Linfield away from home.
Ballymena United:
It's been a tough start for the Sky Blues, opening with a 1-0 away victory over Coleraine, but losing twice in a row, a narrow 3-2 home defeat to champions Linfield followed by a 2-0 away loss to Larne last Saturday afternoon.
Ballymena United TV:
Our new live streaming service will be operational tomorrow at ballymenaunitedfc.tv. For more details please read this article.
Match Officials:
Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: Gareth Eakin. 4th Official: Gareth Stewart.
Match Information:
Admission is by Season Ticket only.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
We look forward to welcoming Crusaders back to the Showgrounds, knowing it'll be another incredibly tough game. As always, we know we'll have the full backing of our fans as you support YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin