|Glenavon Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 18th Feb, 2022 at 11:52|
|BALLYMENA United host Glenavon in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.|
|In the last meeting between the sides, United defeated Glenavon 1-0 at Mourneview Park thanks to a first half goal from Kenneth Kane.|
|Recent results v Glenavon (all league unless stated):|
Glenavon 0-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 6th November 2021. Att: 688
Ballymena United 1-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 18th September 2021. Att: 972
Ballymena United 3-1 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glenavon 3-2 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 10th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Glenavon 2-1 Ballymena United, Mourneview Park, 6th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 0-2 Glenavon, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th November, 2020. Att: 600
Since the meeting in November, Glenavon have won 7 league games, drawn 3 and lost 6, and sit 8th in the Danske Bank Premiership table on 37 points, 1 behind United who have a game in hand.
They were knocked out of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup at the first stage, going out 4-0 at home to Crusaders.
In the same period, the Sky Blues have won 8 in the league, drawn 1 and lost 5, laeving them 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 5 points behind Coleraine with 2 games in hand.
They've also made the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, beating Portstewart on Tuesday evening, and will host Larne in the next round in a fortnight.
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available to buy now from Ballymena United Ticket Sales.
Tickets for Glenavon supporters are available to buy from Glenavon Ticket Sales. No cash will be accepted at the turnstiles, but there will be sales from a hut near the entrance.
Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for concessions.
|Referee: Raymond Crangle. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Bogdan Sfirloaga. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.|
|The match kicks off at 3:00pm.|
|With just a point between the sides, and both aiming for a top six spot, this has the hallmarks of a tight game, but a lot will depend on the state of the Showgrounds pitch. Can United put some space between themselves and the Lurgan Blues? 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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