Saturday 13th August v. Glenavon (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Danske Bank Premiership fixtures announced
Larne Match Preview
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BALLYMENA United welcome Larne to the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon for a Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup quarter-final tie.
The last meeting between the sides saw United run out 2-1 winners at home, David McDaid giving Larne the lead on 51 minutes before goals from Conor Keeley and Paul McElroy secured the points for the Sky Blues.
Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-1 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th December 2021. Att: 1106
Ballymena United 0-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th October 2021. Att: 1208
Ballymena United 0-4 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th October 2021. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
Ballymena United 1-1 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 6th March 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Larne 0-1 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 2nd January 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Larne 2-0 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 31st October 2020. Att: 490
Larne have won 6 games since the meeting in December, drawn one - a 1-1 draw away to Coleraine on Tuesday evening, and lost 5, leaving them 4th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 2 points ahead of Crusaders who have 2 games in hand, and 8 points behind Linfield who also have 2 games in hand.

The Invermen lifted the Toals Co Antrim Shield after beating Linfield 1-0 in the final at Seaview in January.

They've reached the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with a 5-0 away win over Bangor and a 2-0 home win over Linfield.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 5 league games, drawn 3 games and lost 3, leaving them 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 5 points behind Coleraine and 2 ahead of Glenavon, with a game in hand over both sides. Their most recent game was a visit to Coleraine Showgrounds where they came away with a 1-1 draw thanks to a Caolan Loughran headed equaliser.

The Sky Blues have reached the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with a 2-0 home win over Loughgall and a 3-0 home win over Portstewart.
Match Tickets:
As Season Tickets are not valid for this game, holders MUST buy a ticket at a price of £12 for adults and £8 concession.

Ballymena United fans can access match tickets by clicking here.
Entrance/Exit arrangements:
Please click here to read important information about access to and from the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ian McNabb. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Stephen Donaldson. 4th Official: Christopher Morrison.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.

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.
When it comes to cup games, especially against a derby rival, anything can happen, so both sides will go into this game full of confidence. Larne were defeated finalists last season, losing 2-1 to Linfield, who knocked Ballymena United out at the semi-final stage. 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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