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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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Coleraine Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 23rd Apr, 2021 at 14:50

BALLYMENA United host derby rivals Coleraine in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in February when the Bannsiders ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a single second half Lyndon Kane goal.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Coleraine 0-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 16th October 2020. Att: 450
Ballymena United 1-1 (AET, 3-1 pens) Coleraine, National Stadium, 27th July 2020. (Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup Semi-Final)
Ballymena United 0-2 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th March 2020. Att: 2034
Coleraine 2-0 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 26th December 2019. Att: 2952
Ballymena United 1-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 14th September 2019. Att: 2225
Coleraine:
Since the win over Ballymena in February, Coleraine have won 9 games, drawn 5 and lost a single game, losing to Linfield in early April. Their last 2 games have resulted in draws, away to Glentoran and home to the same side. They currently sit 3rd in the league on 59 points, 1 behind 2nd placed Glentoran and 4 ahead of 4th placed Larne.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 6 games, drawn 5 games and lost 5, most recently to Linfield at the National Stadium last Saturday afternoon, goals from Mark Haughey and Shayne Lavery either side of a fine free kick from Seamus McCartan which went straight into the top corner of the net past a stranded Chris Johns. Ballymena sit 8th in the table, with no prospect of finishing in the top six, but still with an outside chance of finishing in the play-off places.
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: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Peter McGrath.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to the Showgrounds because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Coleraine will be eager to get their chances of finishing 2nd in the league back on track with a win, but the Sky Blues have eyes only on 7th place and, more importantly, a win against their derby rivals. Make sure you tune into Ballymena United TV and cheer on YOUR team from the comfort of your home - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin