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Saturday 8th May v. PSNI (home) - Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup rd2 - k.o: 3:00pm

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Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 29th Jan, 2021 at 11:52

BALLYMENA United travel to Loughshore Hotel Arena on Saturday to face Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership, kicking off at 5:30pm.
The last time the sides met was in December 2020, United running out 2-0 winners thanks to a first half Paul McElroy penalty and a second half Kofi Balmer close range effort.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 0-2 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 8th February 2020. Att: 1039
Ballymena United 1-2 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 9th November 2019. Att: 740
Carrick Rangers 0-1 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 30th August 2019. Att: 696
Carrick Rangers:
Carrick Rangers currently sit bottom of the league with 1 win, 1 draw and 8 defeats, 4 points behind Dungannon Swifts with 3 games in hand. They were beaten 2-0 on Tuesday evening by Glentoran, having lost 3-0 to Coleraine in their previous game, both game away from home.
Ballymena United:
Despite a poor start to the season, the Sky Blues have bounced back with a 7 game unbeaten streak, and sit 4th in the league on 20 points, 5 behind Crusaders after the same number of games. The last outing for United was a visit to Larne where they inflicted the Inver Men's first defeat of the season, Kofi Balmer scoring the only goal of the game after 80 minutes.
BBC Coverage:
The game is being streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website and the BBC iPlayer.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ian McNabb. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: George Argyropoulos. 4th Official: Ben McMaster.
Match Information:
Once again, there will be no fans admitted to the Loughshore Hotel Arena due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 5:30pm.
After the enforced break, lengthened by our past two games being postponed due to frozen pitches, all players have been tested for Covid and will be happy to return to the game. Naturally, we will be hoping for another win over Carrick Rangers to build on the good run of form by the Braidmen. Don't forget you can watch the game on the BBC Sport NI website and the BBC iPlayer from the comfort of your home and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin