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


Larne Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 5th Mar, 2021 at 17:05

BALLYMENA United host Larne in the Shane's Hill derby game on Saturday afternoon in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The sides last met was the first fixture of 2021, with United becoming the first team to beat Larne in the league this season thanks to a single goal from Kofi Balmer in the 80th minute.
Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):
Larne 0-1 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 2nd January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Larne 2-0 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 31st October 2020. Att: 490
Ballymena United 2-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st January 2020. Att: 1688
Ballymena United 0-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd November 2019. Att: 1480
Larne 2-4 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 17th August 2019. Att: 1850
Since the clubs last meeting Larne have won 2 games, drawn 4 and lost 4, leaving them sitting in 4th place on 36 points, level with Crusaders, 4 behind Coleraine and 6 behind leaders Linfield, all having played the same number of games. On Tuesday evening Larne lost 3-0 at home to Crusaders, Adam Lecky grabbing a hat-trick for the North Belfast side with Fuad Sule sent off after just half an hour.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 2 games, drawn 1 and lost 5, and now sit 8th in the Danske Bank Premiership, a point behind Glenavon and 7 ahead of Warrenpoint Town who both have a game in hand on the Sky Blues. On Tuesday evening United came back from a goal down to grab a draw, a late Seamus McCartan strike flying past Cliftonville keeper McCarey preventing defeat.
How to watch:
The game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport NI website and BBC iPlayer.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Neil Gillespie. 4th Official: Gareth Stewart.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to the Showgrounds because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 5:30pm.
Larne and United have met twice this season, and each have claimed a victory over the other, both games very tight affairs at Inver Park. This is the first between the two at Ballymena Showgrounds and, with indifferent form plaguing both, it should be another hard fought match. Tune into the the BBC stream and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin