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Uploaded Monday, 10th Apr, 2023 at 11:24

BALLYMENA United are on the road again on Tuesday evening when they travel to Mourneview Park to face Glenavon.
The last meeting between the sides seen United lose 1-0 thanks to an 18th minute goal from Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 3rd April 2023. Att: N/A
Glenavon 3-2 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 28th October 2022. Att: 640
Ballymena United 2-2 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 13th August 2022. Att: 1206
Glenavon 3-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 9th April 2022. Att: 775
Ballymena United 3-3 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th February 2022. Att: 973
Glenavon 0-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 6th November 2021. Att: 688
Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 18th September 2021. Att: 972
Glenavon drew at home to Dungannon Swifts on Friday evening, Matthew Fitzpatrick opening the scoring early in the game and Corey Smith levelling for the visitors in the last ten minutes.

This leaves Glenavon in 7th place on 42 points, 5 ahead of Carrick Rangers with just 4 games left.
Ballymena United:
United went down to Portadown on Friday night, a 10th minute goal from Cathair Friel enough to grab all 3 points in the home sides effort to avoid automatic relegation.

The Sky Blues are safe from automatic relegation, but are still in danger of being drawn into the relegation play-off spot as Dungannon Swifts are 8 points behind with 12 points still to play for.
Match Tickets:
Tickets for the Glenfield Road Stand are available for Ballymena United fans to purchase here and cost £12 for adults and £8 for concessions. Children under the age of 16 will only be charged £1, payable at the gate, and Under 12 will gain free entry.
Match Officials:
Referee: Christopher Morrison. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Ben McMaster.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
Struggling United appear to have one eye on the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Final, while Glenavon are in good form as they seek to finish 7th and in a European Play-Off spot. Make your way to Mourneview Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team as they try to get their first league win since January 14th - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin