|Carrick Rangers Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 16th Sep, 2022 at 16:35|
|BALLYMENA United host Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.|
|The last time the sides met was in April last season, Ballymena United beating Carrick 3-0 at the Showgrounds thanks to goals from David Parkhouse, Mark Surgenor (og) and Leroy Millar.|
|Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 3-0 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 23rd April 2022. Att: 1098
Carrick Rangers 3-0 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 25th January 2022. Att: 441
Ballymena United 0-1 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 20th November 2021. Att: 884
Carrick Rangers 2-1 Ballymena United, Belfast Loughshore Arena, 2nd October 2021. Att: 483
|Carrick started their season with a 2-1 home win against new boys Newry City, before going on to lose 3-2 at Cliftonville, 4-2 at home to Coleraine, then bouncing back with an excellent 2-1 win over Linfield at home. A 2-2 draw away to Glenavon followed, before they knocked Harland & Wolff Welders out of the Toals Co Antrim Shield with a 1-0 win away from home. Their last game was on Tuesday night in the BetMcLean League Cup where they sent Banbridge Town packing with a 5-0 home win.|
With 2 wins and 3 defeats in the Danske Bank Premiership, the Sky Blues will have welcomed the last two games where they beat Newington 2-1 away in the Toals Co Antrim Shield and Ards 4-2 away from home after extra-time.
United sit 9th in the table, 3 points behind the Amber Army and 1 ahead of Newry City.
|Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Home Fans.|
|Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Kristian Hanna. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Ross Dunlop.|
The match will be preceded with a minute of silence on memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
|Can United retain the momentum created by two cup wins in a row and catch Carrick in the table? 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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