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


Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 29th Mar, 2021 at 15:25

BALLYMENA United host Carrick Rangers on Tuesday evening in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last time the sides met was at the Loughshore Hotel Arena in January, United running out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Paul McElroy and Jude Winchester.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 0-2 Ballymena United, Loughshore Hotel Arena, 30th January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
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:
Since the meeting between the sides in January, Carrick have racked up 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats, their most recent game on Saturday afternoon ending in a 1-1 draw at home to Warrenpoint Town. They currently sit 11th in the league, 2 points ahead of basement side Dungannon Swifts and a single point behind Portadown who have a game in hand.
Ballymena United:
After the previous encounter, the Sky Blues lost their next 5 games in a row before going on an unbeaten run which is sitting at 9 games, including 5 wins and 4 draws, a 5-1 defeat of Dungannon Swifts on Saturday the most recent. This moved United into the top half of the table, a single point behind Cliftonville and 3 points ahead of 7th placed Crusaders.
Ballymena United TV:
There will be a stream of the match live at https://ballymenaunitedfc.tv/live/. If you haven't already created an account, it's recommended you do so as soon as possible, and you'll have to make payment of £7.50 to watch the game. Ballymena United Season Ticket holders will gain access free of charge.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ross Dunlop. Assistant 1: Mark O'Brien. Assistant 2: John Doherty. 4th Official: Gareth Stewart.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to the Showgrounds because of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 7:45pm.
Ballymena United look forward to welcoming back a host of former Sky Blues players who now play within the ranks of Carrick Rangers, none moreso than fans favourite and top goalscorer for the past 4 seasons Cathair Friel, who joined Carrick immediately after the meeting in January. The Sky Blues aim will be to continue the run of wins over Carrick Rangers, the last 3 games between the sides all ending in 2-0 wins for United. Make sure you tune into ballymenunitedfc.tv and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin