|Crusaders Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 14th Mar, 2022 at 16:52|
|BALLYMENA United travel to Seaview for a Danske Bank Premiership game against Crusaders on Tuesday evening.|
|The last meeting between the sides was at the Showgrounds in November, United running out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Jude Winchester and Paul McElroy.|
|Recent results v Crusaders (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 2-0 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th November 2021. Att: 1055
Crusaders 1-1 (2-3 aet) Ballymena United, Seaview, 13th October 2021. (BetMcLean League Cup Round 3)
Ballymena United 0-1 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 9th October 2021. Att: 1282
Ballymena United 0-1 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 2nd April 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Crusaders 2-1 Ballymena United, Seaview, 20th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 1-4 Crusaders, Ballymena Showgrounds, 7th November 2020. Att: 600
Since the game in November, the Crues have won 8 league games, drawn 3 and lost 5, and they now sit 5th in the Danske Bank Premiership, level on points with Larne with a game in hand.
Defeats of Glenavon, Ballinamallard and Dungannon Swifts booked a place in the semi-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, where they will face Cliftonville.
In the same period, United have won 7 games in the league, drawn 3 and lost 6, leaving the Sky Blues sitting 8th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 2 points behind Glenavon with a game in hand.
A Samuel Gelston's Whiskey semi-final tie awaits United after defeats of Loughgall, Portstewart and Larne (after extra-time and penalties). Currently the opposition will be Newry City after Glentoran were thrown out of the competition for playing an ineligible player, but this is under appeal.
|Ballymena United fans can buy their tickets online now by clicking here.|
|Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: Ken Ross. Assistant 2: John Doherty. 4th Official: Neil Robinson.|
|The match kicks off at 7:45pm.|
|Another crucial game awaits in North Belfast, with the opposition 3 places higher in the league and assured at least a play-off spot for European competition. United, however, are trying their best to land at least 7th place. Make your way to Seaview on Tuesday evening and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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