|Portstewart Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 14th Feb, 2022 at 11:50|
|BALLYMENA United host Portstewart in the rescheduled Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup second round game at the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening.|
|This will be the first competitive fixture between the sides as both previous meetings have been pre-season friendlies, the latest in 2007 at Seahaven resulting in a 4-0 for United.|
With 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats in the Premier Intermediate League so far this season, Portstewart sit in 9th spot with 13 points, having lost their latest game 2-0 away to Dollingston on Saturday.
The Seahawks have defeated Valley Rangers, Maiden City, Ballymacash Rangers, Mossley Young Men, and Institute - all away from home - to reach this stage of the Samuel Gelston’s Whiskey Irish Cup.
With 12 wins, 2 draws and 12 defeats, United sit in 7th spot in the Danske Bank Premiership table, 2 behind 6th placed Coleraine, having defeated Dungannon Swifts at home on Saturday.
In their only game in the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup the Sky Blues have played only one game, defeating Loughgall 2-0 in January thanks to goals from Christopher Rodgers and Andrew McGrory.
As Season Tickets are not valid for this game, holders MUST buy a ticket at a price of £10 for adults and £6 concession.
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Home Fans.
Any tickets bought for the original date remain valid for entry to the game.
|Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Kristian Hanna. Assistant 2: Vikki Finlay. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.|
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
Should the match result in a draw after 90 minutes, two 15 minutes of extra-time will be played, and should the score be equal at the end of extra-time, the match shall be decided on penalty kicks.
|Portstewart manager Johnny Law will hope that his side can cause a huge upset and know that Ballymena United have been inconsistent in form this season. United manager David Jeffrey has been busy in the January transfer window and has his sights set on a quarter-final spot. 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|
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