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Uploaded Monday, 10th Oct, 2022 at 15:37

BALLYMENA United travel to Inver Park on Tuesday evening to face Larne in the quarter-finals of the Toals County Antrim Shield.
The last game between the two sides was also at Inver Park, in August, a 3-0 defeat for United with Paul O'Neill grabbing two goals and Albert Watson sealing the points in added time.
Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):
Larne 3-0 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 26th August 2022. Att: 1905
Larne 1-3 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 25th March 2022. Att: 2197
Ballymena United 3-3 Larne (4-3 after penalties), Ballymena Showgrounds, 5th March 2022. (Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Quarter-Final)
Ballymena United 2-1 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th December 2021. Att: 1106
Ballymena United 0-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th October 2021. Att: 1208
Ballymena United 0-4 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th October 2021. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
Larne sit top of the Danske Bank Premiership after beating Newry City 2-0 away on Friday night, 1 point ahead of Glentoran who have a game in hand. With 6 league wins and 2 draws, Larne are one of two unbeaten sides, Glentoran being the other.

Larne made the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield thanks to a 2-0 home win over Knockbreda.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United are closer to the bottom of the table than they would like, having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 5 games, the most recent win on Saturday afternoon as David McDaid scored a goal in each half. This leaves the Braidmen in 9th position, 2 points behind Glenavon and 1 ahead of Newry City, who have played an extra game.

The Sky Blues reached this stage of the Toals Co Antrim Shield thanks to a 2-1 win over Newington at Solitude, David McDaid and Kenneth Kane both scoring.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 concessions. Simply click this link, click on the Ballymena United crest and you'll be directed to the page where you can choose your seats in the McKay Stand.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm. If the score is level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to a penalty shootout.
Larne will go into the game high on confidence, sitting top of the league, and having won their most recent game away from home, so Ballymena United will have to go one better than Saturday on Tuesday evening to stand a chance at progressing to face either Carrick Rangers or Dundela. Make your way to Inver Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin