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Friday 10th December v. Larne (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Cliftonville MATCH REPORT

Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 19th Nov, 2021 at 16:47

BALLYMENA United host Carrick Rangers on Saturday in the Danske Bank Premiership afternoon.
The last time the sides met was early in October at the Belfast Loughshore Arena, Carrick coming back to win 2-1 after Jonte Smith have given United the lead in the first half, Gawne and Gibson getting the goals for the Amber Army.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 2-1 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 2nd October 2021. Att: 483
Carrick Rangers 0-4 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 4th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Carrick Rangers 0-2 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 30th January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Carrick Rangers:
Since the game in October, Carrick Rangers have failed to win any games, losing 4 and drawing 2, their latest game a 2-0 home defeat to Crusaders on Tuesday evening. They sit 7th in the league after 13 games, 2 points ahead of United.

They were knocked out of the Bet McLean League Cup, going down 2-0 at home to Coleraine.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 3 league games, and lost 3, most recently going down 4-0 to Glentoran at The Oval last Saturday afternoon. Having been making steady progress in the league, a win on Saturday would see the Braidmen jump Carrick and still have a game hand.

They were knocked out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield at the quarter-final stage, losing 4-0 to Larne at the Showgrounds. The BetMcLean League Cup seen the Sky Blues overcome Linfield with a 3-1 win in the quarter-finals, with the draw throwing up an away game to Cliftonville in the semis.
Match Tickets:
Ballymena United fans can buy their tickets online now by clicking here.
Match Officials:
Referee: Declan Hassan. Assistant 1: Andrew Nethery. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Lee Tavinder.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King has made massive improvements to the East Antrim side, and they've played very well this season, although their form has taken a dip lately. This coincides with a good turn of form from Ballymena United, who will be keen to bounce back from last weekends defeat. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin