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Tuesday 2nd March v. Cliftonville (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Portadown MATCH REPORT

Crusaders Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 19th Feb, 2021 at 09:37

AFTER the game was posponed on Friday evening, Ballymena United travel to face third placed Crusaders at Seaview in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in November, at the same venue, with Paul McElroy opening the scoring for the Sky Blues in the 24th minute, but the Crues scoring 4 in the second half to take the points home.
Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 1-4 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th November 2020. Att: 600
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
Crusaders:
You have to go back to 2nd February to find a win for Crusaders, a 1-0 victory over Glentoran at Seaview. They lost 3-1 at home to a resurgent Carrick Rangers last weekend and 2-1 at home to champions Linfield in the previous midweek. The Crues sit third place in the league with 30 points, 8 behind leaders Linfield who have a game in hand.
Ballymena United:
It was 3 days before the North Belfast side's last win when United took their last haul of 3 points, a 2-0 win away to Carrick Rangers in the last of their run of 8 games unbeaten. Since then, the Sky Blues have lost two home games 1-0 and an away game 2-1, with Jordan Williamson being sent off just before the end of the latest game.
Where to watch:
You can watch a live stream of the match at 247.tv by clicking this link. Crusaders are charging £10 for their stream, which can be paid via PayPal, credit card or debit card.
Match Officials:
Referee: Jamie Robinson. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: Jamie Carnduff. 4th Official: Steven Gregg.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to Seaview because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Both sides will be eager to get back to winning ways, Crusaders looking to protect their third placed spot, and United attempting to put their woes away and climb back into the top six. Make sure you get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin