|Coleraine Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 25th Feb, 2022 at 16:17|
|BALLYMENA United travel to Coleraine on Saturday afternoon to face their derby rivals in the Danske Bank Premiership.|
|The previous encounter between the sides was played a day after Boxing Day at the Ballymena Showgrounds, the home side running out 2-1 winners thanks to an early goal and a late goal from Paul McElroy and David Parkhouse, James McLaughlin grabbing one for the visitors on the hour mark.|
|Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 2-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th December 2021. Att: 3210
Coleraine 3-0 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 25th September 2021. Att: 3183
Ballymena United 1-2 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 24th April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 0-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Coleraine 0-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 16th October 2020. Att: 450
Since the December meeting, Coleraine have won 4 games in the league, drawn 1 and lost 2, leaving them sitting in 6th place in the Danske Bank Premiership with 43 points, 4 ahead of United.
They've also won their two Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup games, and will face Cliftonville at Solitude on Friday 4th March at 7:45pm in the quarter-finals.
In the same period United have also won 4 games in the league, drawn 2 and lost 2, and now sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 4 points behind Coleraine and 1 clear of Glenavon, who have played an extra game.
United made it through to the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with home wins over Loughgall and Portstewart, and go on to host Larne on Saturday 5th March at 3:00pm.
|Referee: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: Ryan Kelsey. Assistant 2: David Burns. 4th Official: Keith Kennedy.|
|The match kicks off at 3:00pm.|
|Both sides have won their home games against the other this season, and know how important this game is as we head towards the split in the table. Make your way to Coleraine and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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