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

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Dungannon Swifts Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 13th Jan, 2023 at 15:27

BALLYMENA United host Dungannon Swifts in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in October at Stangmore Park, Michael O'Connor opening the scoring for the hosts, and David McDaid scoring the leveller, both in the first half.
Latest results v Dungannon Swifts (all league unless stated):
Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 21st October 2022. Att: 396
Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 20th August 2022. Att: 561
Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 30th April 2022. Att: 472
Ballymena United 1-0 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 12th February 2022. Att: 906
Dungannon Swifts 0-2 Ballymena United, Stangmore Park, 18th December 2021. Att: 475
Ballymena United 4-3 Dungannon Swifts, Ballymena Showgrounds, 28th September 2021. Att: 715
Dungannon Swifts:
Since the draw in October, the Swifts have racked up 10 points with 3 wins, a draw and 7 defeats, the draw coming away to Portadown in their first game of 2023.

The Tyrone outfit are 11th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 14 points from 22 games, 9 points above Portadown and 4 behind Newry City, who have an extra game to play.
Ballymena United:
In the same period, United have won 5 and lost 5 in the league, helping keep stay level with Glenavon who are ahead on goal difference, and 3 points ahead of Carrick Rangers with a game in hand.

The Sky Blues faced Carrick Rangers in the 6th round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup last Saturday, the game going to extra-time and penalties before United made it through to the next round.
Match Tickets:
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 concessions.

Ballymena United supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.

Dungannon Swifts supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Entrance/Exit arrangements for Ballymena United fans:
Entry for all home supporters is via Warden Street and Slemish Drive due to the temporary closure of the ECOS Roundabout entrance. Stewards will be on hand to direct supporters.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Andrew Nethery. Assistant 2: Ryan Kelsey. 4th Official: Andrew Davey.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
Having already beaten Dungannon Swifts and drawn, both at Stangmore Park, the Sky Blues should hope to have the upper hand going into this game. 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