|Carrick Rangers Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 24th Jan, 2022 at 10:03|
|BALLYMENA United travel to Taylors Avenue to take on Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.|
|The last time the sides met was in November at Ballymena Showgrounds, with the 10-man home side losing by a single Jordan Gibson goal.|
|Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 0-1 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2021. Att: 884
Carrick Rangers 2-1 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 2nd October 2021. Att: 483
Carrick Rangers 0-4 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 4th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Carrick Rangers 0-2 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 30th January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Since defeating United in November, Carrick have failed to win any league games, drawing two and losing 7. With 20 points in the bag, Carrick sit 10th in the Danske Bank Premiership after 23 games, 2 behind Dungannon Swifts and 7 clear of Portadown.
The Amber Army also defeated Ballyclare Comrades away from home in the 1st round of this seasons Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, with a home tie against Cliftonville to be played in February.
In the same period United have won 7 games in the league and lost 3, and are now on a winning run of 6 games at home. The Sky Blues sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership, level on points with Coleraine who have a game in hand, and 8 clear of Glenavon.
They also won their 1st round Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup early in January with a 2-0 home defeat of Loughgall. February 5th will see United host Portstewart in the 2nd round.
|Referee: Christopher Morrison. Assistant 1: Ryan Kelsey. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Peter McGrath.|
Admission of £12 for adults and £8 concession is payable at the gate.
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
|Carrick have won both matches between the sides this season by a single goal, but United are on a great run of form despite injury problems piling up. Make your way to Taylors Avenue and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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