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Cliftonville Match Report
Carrick Rangers Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 13th Feb, 2023 at 15:59

BALLYMENA United travel to Loughshore Leisure Arena on Tuesday evening to face Carrick Rangers in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last meeting between the sides was in the 5th round of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, United running out eventual winners after the game ended 1-1 after extra-time and the Sky Blues winning the penalty shoot out 3-0. Michael Place, Ross Redman and Paul McElroy all scored their penalties, while former United men Mark Surgenor, Jim Ervin and Reece Glendinning all missed.
Latest results v Carrick Rangers (all league unless stated):
Carrick Rangers 1-1 aet (0-3 pens) Ballymena United, Loughshore Leisure Arena, 7th January 2023. (Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Round 5)
Carrick Rangers 0-2 Ballymena United, Loughshore Leisure Arena, 26th November 2022. Att: 432
Ballymena United 0-1 Carrick Rangers, Ballymena Showgrounds, 17th September 2022. Att: 966
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 Rangers:
Since the meeting in January, Carrick have went on to draw twice, holding Cliftonville and Glenavon at home, lose 1-0 away to Coleraine and, last Friday evening, a 2-0 win against Newry City propelled them up the league table to leapfrog Glenavon into 8th place, just 3 points behind United and 1 ahead of Glenavon.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues won their next game 2-0 at home to Dungannon, and have drawn two scoreless home games against Newry City and, on Saturday afternoon, against Portadown. They have also lost 3-0 and 4-0 away to Linfield and Cliftonville respectively.

In the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup United went on to beat Newington 4-1 at the Showgrounds, and will face Ballyclare at Dixon Park in the quarter-finals in March.
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Match Tickets. Cash will also be accepted at the gate.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ben McMaster. Assistant 1: George Argyropoulos. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Tony Clarke.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
With United failing to score in their last 5 league games, the players will hope to find their shooting boots ahead of this crucial games, as Carrick have shown recently they're not giving up the chase for 7th place before the split. Make your way to Carrick and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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