Saturday 30th September v. Dungannon Swifts (away) - Sports Direct Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

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Coleraine Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 3rd Oct, 2022 at 15:45

BALLYMENA United host Coleraine in the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday evening.
The latest meeting between the sides was in February last season, Caolan Loughran scoring to level at 1-1 after Lyndon Kane scored a penalty after Josh Carson was brought down inside the box by Michael Place.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Coleraine 1-1 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 26th February 2022. Att: 2913
Ballymena United 2-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th December 2021. Att: 3210
Coleraine 3-0 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 25th September 2021. Att: 3183
Coleraine have won 5 and lost 3 league games this season, and sit 5th in the Danske Bank Premiership, a point behind Crusaders and 2 ahead of Carrick Rangers.

They reached the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup thanks to a 4-0 home win over Lough 41 Championship strugglers Dergview.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United have won just 1 game, drawn 1 and lost their last 5 league games, leaving them in 10th place, 2 behind Newry City and 1 ahead of Dungannon Swifts with a game in hand on both.

The Sky Blues reached the second round of the BetMcLean League Cup thanks to 4-2 win away to Ards, the game ending in a 2-2 draw before goals from David McDaid and David Parkhouse in extra time.
Season Tickets are not valid for this game, and all supporters must purchase a ticket in advance.

Tickets, costing £12 for adults and £8 concessions, are available to buy using this link.
Entrance/Exit Arrangements:
  • Ballymena United spectators will only be able to gain entry from the ECOS side of the stadium, in other words all spectators travelling to this match by car should drive to the roundabout on the Broughshane Road and take the turn off signposted to ECOS and follow Kernoghan's Lane into the car park at the rear of the Showgrounds.

  • Any home spectators walking to the stadium should walk down Suffolk Street onto Farm Lodge Avenue and make their way to Gate E, then around the new 2G pitch and along the rear of the Main Stand to the turnstiles at Gate P.

  • Slemish Drive turnstiles will NOT be open for this match and Slemish Drive car park will not be available for use by Ballymena United Supporters.

  • Supporters are also advised that at the end of the match Ballymena United spectators will be required to leave via gate P and on towards ECOS centre/Kernoghans Lane then Broughshane Road.

  • There will be no egress towards Slemish Drive or Warden Street egress to Suffolk Street may be subject to a short delay.
  • Your understanding and assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated by the club.
    Match Officials:
    Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Rachel Greer. Assistant 2: Shane Corrigan. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.
    Match Information:
    The match kicks off at 7:45pm.

    If the match is level after 90 minutes, the game will proceed to two 15 periods of extra-time. If the game is still level after extra-time, the result will be decided in a penalty shootout.
    After a thorough soaking at The Oval on Friday evening resulted in the match being abandoned after less than a quarter of an hour, United fans will be eager to get out and see their team play again. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team as they attempt to make the quarter-finals - Come On Sky Blues!
    Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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