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Ballyclare Comrades Match Preview
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BALLYMENA United travel to Dixon Park on Saturday afternoon to take on Ballyclare Comrades in the quarter-final of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup.
United have already faced Ballyclare at Dixon Park last July in a pre-season friendly, goals from Spencer Beattie and Nathan Clarke securing a win after a Darius Roohi had put the home side ahead after just 2 minutes.
Latest results v Ballyclare Comrades:
Ballyclare Comrades 1-2 Ballymena United, Dixon Park, 26th July 2022. (Pre-Season Friendly)

The last competitive meeting between the sides was in October 2018 when United won 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the Toals Co Antrim Shield, goals coming from Ryan Mayse, Leroy Millar (pen) and Cathair Friel.
Ballyclare Comrades:
With 29 games played in the Lough 41 Championship, Ballyclare sit 6th in the league with 10 wins, 9 draws and 10 defeats, leaving them level with Harland & Wolff Welders on goal difference and 2 points ahead of Ards.

The Comrades have reached this stage of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with a 1-0 win at home to Dollingstown and a 1-0 away win over Institute.
Ballymena United:
United have also played 29 games in the Danske Bank Premiership and sit in 7th place with 9 wins, 5 draws and 15 defeats, leaving them a point ahead of Carrick Rangers who have a game in hand, and 3 ahead of Glenavon who have played the same number of games.

The Sky Blues have reached this stage of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with a win on penalties over Carrick Rangers and a 4-1 home win over Newington, goals coming from Douglas Wilson, a Ross Redman penalty and a brace from Ryan Waide.
Admission Details:
Admission for all fans is payable at the gate, with adults paying £12, concessions paying £8 and Ballymena United Youth Academy players paying £3 on production of their pass.
Match Officials:
Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: John Doherty. Assistant 2: Brian Wilson. 4th Official: Steven Gregg.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.

If the score is level after 90 minutes, the game will go to extra-time with 2 periods of 15 minutes. If the score remains level after extra-time, the game will proceed to a penalty shoot out.
It'll be a tough task to beat Ballyclare on their own patch, but an excellent reward in the shape of an Irish Cup semi-final should provide much needed inspiration. Make your way to Dixon Park and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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