|Coleraine Match Preview|
|Uploaded Sunday, 25th Dec, 2022 at 16:15|
|BALLYMENA United travel up the A26 to face Derby rivals Coleraine in the Danske Bank Premiership on Boxing day.|
|The last time the sides met was at the Ballymena Showgrounds in October, the Sky Blues running out 2-1 winners with Ross Redman stealing the glory with a stunning 90th minute free kick.|
|Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):|
Ballymena United 2-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 14th October 2022. Att: 1810
Ballymena United 0-1 Coleraine, Ballymena Showgrounds, 4th October 2022. (BetMcLean League Cup Round 2)
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 in the league, drawn 2 and lost 2 since the defeat to Ballymena United in October, and now sit in 6th place, 10 points ahead of United and 2 points behind Glentoran who have 2 games in hand.
The Bannsiders also knocked the Braidmen out of the BetMcLean League Cup and were successful in setting up a final between themselves and Linfield.
Since the game in October, United have went on to win 4 league games, drawn 1 and lost 4, leaving the Sky Blues sitting in 7th place in the Danske Bank Premiership, a point ahead of Carrick Rangers with a game in hand, and 10 points behind Coleraine, again with a game in hand.
United haven't won at the Coleraine since October 2020, when a 1-0 win courtesy of a 27th minute Kofi Balmer header sent the visiting fans home happy.
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Away Fans.
|Referee: Jamie Robinson. Assistant 1: Adam Jeffrey. Assistant 2: Ken Ross. 4th Official: Ross Dunlop.|
|The match kicks off at 3:00pm.|
|There's very little more satisfying than derby win at your rivals ground, and it's a great game to play the day after Christmas! Make your way to the Ballycastle Road and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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