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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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Glenavon Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 30th Apr, 2021 at 10:06

BALLYMENA United are back in league action as they host Glenavon in the first post-split match on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides ended in a 3-2 defeat for the Sky Blues at Mourneview, Glenavon going 2-0 up in the first half before a second half comeback with Jonathan Addis scoring before a Craig Hyland howler made it level, Daniel Purkis scoring a late penalty to take the points.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Glenavon 3-2 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 10th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glenavon 2-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 6th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 0-2 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th November, 2020. Att: 600
Ballymena United 0-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 28th January, 2020. Att: 1067
Ballymena United 2-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th December 2019. Att: 1003
Glenavon 3-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 21st September 2019. Att: 1064
Following the win over United in April, Glenavon have went on to lose 6-1 away to Crusaders, win 4-3 away to Warrenpoint Town, beat Linfield 3-2 at home in the league, leaving them sitting top of section B in the league, 6 points ahead of Ballymena. Their midweek game at home to Dungannon Swifts in the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup ended in a 2-1 defeat.
Ballymena United:
United lost 2-1 away to Linfield and 2-1 at home to Coleraine in the same period and now sit in 2nd place in section B in the league, 6 points behind Glenavon and 16 ahead of Portadown. The midweek game at home to Portadown in the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup ended with a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Paul McElroy, Ryan Waide (2) and Seamus McCartan via the penalty spot.
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: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Glenn Buchanan.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to the Showgrounds because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
This is a crucial game in the race to finish top of section B in the Danske Bank Premiership and secure a chance of European competition next season through the play-offs. A win for the Sky Blues is vital to keep up the hopes of that happening, so tune into Ballymena United TV and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin