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Cliftonville Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 22nd Aug, 2022 at 15:37

BALLYMENA United host Belfast side Cliftonville at the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening.
The last competitive meeting between the sides was in January with a 2-2 draw at home, late goals coming from Leroy Millar and a Paul McElroy penalty to grab a point.
Recent results v Cliftonville (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-2 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 28th January 2022. Att: 1436
Cliftonville 3-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 14th December 2021. (BetMcLean League Cup Semi-Final)
Cliftonville 1-0 Ballymena United, Solitude, 4th December 2021. Att: 1406
Ballymena United 1-0 Cliftonville, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd October 2021. Att: 1246
Cliftonville:
The Reds lost the league by a single point to champions Linfield, putting up a fantastic battle right up until the final day, when both sides won.

So far this season they've had a defeat away to Coleraine on their opening day, followed by a home win over Carrick Rangers at the weekend.
Ballymena United:
United started their season with a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Glenavon, both Eoin Bradley and Andrew Doyle being shown straight red cards but managing to come back to grab a point.

On Saturday afternoon past, it was a trip to Stangmore Park, where United came away with all three points thanks to goals from Joshua Kelly and Conor Keeley.
Tickets:
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Home Fans.
Entrance/Exit arrangements for Ballymena United fans:
Ballymena United spectators will only be able to gain entry from the ECOS side of the stadium, in other words all spectators travelling to this match by car should drive to the roundabout on the Broughshane Road and take the turn off signposted to ECOS and follow Kernoghan's Lane into the car park at the rear of the Showgrounds.

Any home spectators walking to the stadium should walk down Suffolk Street onto Farm Lodge Avenue and make their way to Gate E, then around the new 2G pitch and along the rear of the Main Stand to the turnstiles at Gate P.

Slemish Drive turnstiles will NOT be open for this match and Slemish Drive car park will not be available for use by Ballymena United Supporters.

Supporters are also advised that at the end of the match Ballymena United spectators will be required to leave via gate P and on towards ECOS centre/Kernoghans Lane then Broughshane Road.

There will be no egress towards Slemish Drive or Warden Street egress to Suffolk Street may be subject to a short delay.
Your understanding and assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated by the club.
Match Officials:
Referee: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: Brian Wilson. Assistant 2: Victoria Finlay. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45.
Despite United sitting third in the league and Cliftonville in eighth, that's after only 2 league games, and we expect a very tough encounter. Make your way to the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening and be loud and proud of YOUR team and help cheer on the Sky Blues to another win - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin