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Saturday 11th February v. Portadown (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

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Coleraine Match Preview
Uploaded Sunday, 25th Dec, 2022 at 16:15

BALLYMENA United travel up the A26 to face Derby rivals Coleraine in the Danske Bank Premiership on Boxing day.
The last time the sides met was at the Ballymena Showgrounds in October, the Sky Blues running out 2-1 winners with Ross Redman stealing the glory with a stunning 90th minute free kick.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 14th October 2022. Att: 1810
Ballymena United 0-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 4th October 2022. (BetMcLean League Cup Round 2)
Coleraine 1-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 26th February 2022. Att: 2913
Ballymena United 2-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th December 2021. Att: 3210
Coleraine 3-0 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 25th September 2021. Att: 3183
Coleraine:
Coleraine have won 5 in the league, drawn 2 and lost 2 since the defeat to Ballymena United in October, and now sit in 6th place, 10 points ahead of United and 2 points behind Glentoran who have 2 games in hand.

The Bannsiders also knocked the Braidmen out of the BetMcLean League Cup and were successful in setting up a final between themselves and Linfield.
Ballymena United:
Since the game in October, United have went on to win 4 league games, drawn 1 and lost 4, leaving the Sky Blues sitting in 7th place in the Danske Bank Premiership, a point ahead of Carrick Rangers with a game in hand, and 10 points behind Coleraine, again with a game in hand.

United haven't won at the Coleraine since October 2020, when a 1-0 win courtesy of a 27th minute Kofi Balmer header sent the visiting fans home happy.
Tickets:
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Away Fans.

Entrance/egress:

  • Ballymena United fans enter via Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Away team and directors park at the back of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Mini buses can also park at the back ground of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Cars can be parked at Vineyard.
  • No ticket means no entry.
  • Match Officials:
    Referee: Jamie Robinson. Assistant 1: Adam Jeffrey. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Ross Dunlop.
    Match Information:
    The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
    There's very little more satisfying than derby win at your rivals ground, and it's a great game to play the day after Christmas! Make your way to the Ballycastle Road and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
    Match Preview by Paul Irwin