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

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Newry City Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 23rd Jan, 2023 at 16:27

BALLYMENA United host Newry City in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.
The latest meeting between the sides seen Newry defeat Ballymena United at the Newry Showgrounds 3-2, a 90th minute goal from Brian Healy avenging a 3-0 defeat by United just 4 days earlier in Ballymena.
Latest results v Newry City (all league unless stated):
Newry City 3-2 Ballymena United, Newry Showgrounds, 8th November 2022. Att: 597
Ballymena United 3-0 Newry City, Ballymena Showgrounds, 4th November 2022. Att: 743
Newry City 0-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 26th April 2022. (Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Semi-Final)
Newry City:
Since beating United in November, Newry have went on to beat Carrick Rangers and Portadown, both at home. They've lost to Crusaders, Cliftonville, Larne, Dungannon Swifts, Coleraine, Crusaders, and on Saturday went down 3-1 to Glentoran. They now sit 10th in the league, 6 points behind Carrick Rangers who have a game in hand, and 1 ahead of Dungannon Swifts who have played an extra game.
Ballymena United:
United have won away to Crusaders and Carrick Rangers and home to Cliftonville, Glentoran and Dungannon Swifts. They were beaten 3-0 by champions Linfield at The National Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Sky Blues now sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership table, 9 points behind Glentoran who have a game in hand, and 3 ahead of Glenavon who have played the same number of games.
Match Tickets:
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for concessions. Children under the age of 12 cost £1.

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

Newry City supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Entrance/Exit arrangements for all fans:
Entry for all 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. Slemish Drive and Ecos turnstiles will both be open, and both sets of fans will be housed in the home stand.
Match Officials:
Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: Rachel Greer. 4th Official: Christopher Morrison.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
With both teams losing at the weekend against top six sides, it's hard to predict which way this match will go, the only clash at Ballymena Showgrounds this season resulting in a 3-0 home win over Newry. 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