|Harland & Wolff Welders Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 20th Sep, 2021 at 15:29|
|BALLYMENA United host Harland & Wolff Welders in the first round of the Toals Co Antrim Shield on Tuesday evening.|
|The last time the sides met was in the semi-final of the same competition in November 2019, Ballymena United running out 4-0 winners thanks to an Adam Lecky hat-trick and a ball slotted the ball into an empty net by Shane McGinty.|
|Recent results v Harland & Wolff Welders:|
Ballymena United 4-0 HW Welders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2019 (Toals Co Antrim Shield Semi-Final)
Ballymena United 5-0 HW Welders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th October 2018 (Toals Co Antrim Shield Round 1)
Ballymena United 1-0 HW Welders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 9th October 2018 (BetMcLean League Cup Round 3)
|Ballymena United are only 4 games into their season, losing in the league to Warrenpoint Town and Glentoran, beating Annagh United 4-2 in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup, before drawing with 1-1 with Glenavon at home on Saturday.|
|Harland & Wolff Welders:|
|With 4 wins and 4 defeats in the Lough 41 Championship, the Welders sit 7th in the table with 12 points, 2 behind Ballinamallard United and 1 ahead of Dergview. They suffered a 2-0 defeat to Cliftonville at Solitude a week ago in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup.|
|Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Rachel Greer. Assistant 2: Brian Wilson.|
Both sets of supporters will be housed in the home (Ecos) stand and admission is payable, by cash only, at the entrance.
Adults cost £10 and concessions are £6.
Season tickets are not valid for entry.
Kick off is 7:45pm.
|Barely a season goes by without our annual cup game against the Welders and, thankfully, the Sky Blues have always came out on top. Hopefully we can take our first step towards Toals Co Antrim Shield glory on Tuesday evening so make your way to the Showgrounds and get behind YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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