|Larne Match Preview|
|Uploaded Monday, 20th Feb, 2023 at 09:33|
|BALLYMENA United host Larne at the Showgrounds on Tuesday evening in the Danske Bank Premiership, kicking off at 7:45pm.|
|The last meeting between the sides was at Inver Park in October, Larne defeating United 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, a 70th minute goal from Albert Watson enough to secure passage to the semi-finals for the home side.|
|Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):|
Larne 1-0 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 11th October 2022. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
Larne 3-0 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 26th August 2022. Att: 1905
Larne 1-3 Ballymena United, Inver Park, 25th March 2022. Att: 2197
Ballymena United 3-3 Larne (4-3 after penalties), Ballymena Showgrounds, 5th March 2022. (Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Quarter-Final)
Ballymena United 2-1 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 10th December 2021. Att: 1106
Ballymena United 0-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th October 2021. Att: 1208
Ballymena United 0-4 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 19th October 2021. (Toals Co Antrim Shield Quarter-Final)
|Larne sit top of the Danske Bank Premiership with 62 points and a game in hand over 2nd placed Cliftonville, who they beat 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. They've won 19 league games, drawn 5 and lost 4.|
United haven't fared quite as well as their East Antrim neighbours this season, with 2 defeats at Inver Park. The last win against Larne came in March last season, a 3-1 win at Inver Park thanks to goals from David Parkhouse (2) and Leroy Millar.
This season has seen United struggle for form, with 9 league wins, 4 draws and 14 losses, and they now sit 7th in the table, level with Carrick Rangers on points but narrowly ahead on goal difference.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 concessions. Children under the age of 12 cost £1.
Ballymena United supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Larne supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Entrance for all fans remains via Warden Street only, due to ongoing works at the Ecos entrance of the ground.
All Larne supporters buses and cars must park in The Northern Regional College car park at Granville Drive and walk to the turnstiles. No Larne buses will be allowed to park at the ground, and buses will not be allowed to offload or collect at the ground afterwards.
|Referee: Declan Hassan. Assistant 1: David Burns. Assistant 2: Brian Wilson. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.|
|The match kicks off at 7:45pm.|
|On form Larne will be eager to stretch their lead at the top of the table, while United will be hoping to consolidate their position ahead of Carrick Rangers. 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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