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Coleraine Match Preview
Uploaded Monday, 6th Mar, 2023 at 15:42

BALLYMENA United travel up the A26 to face Derby rivals Coleraine in the Danske Bank Premiership on Tuesday evening.
The last meeting between the sides was on Boxing Day, Coleraine running out 2-0 winners at home thanks to a first half Matthew Shevlin brace.
Latest results v Coleraine (all league unless stated):
Coleraine 2-0 Ballymena United, Coleraine Showgrounds, 26th December 2023. Att: 3747
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
Since the meeting on Boxing Day, Coleraine have won 5 league games, all against bottom six teams, drawn 2 against Linfield and Cliftonville and lost 2 to Crusaders and Linfield in their latest games. They now sit 5th in the Danske Bank Premiership on 54 points, just 2 points ahead of 6th placed Glentoran who have 2 games in hand.

They were knocked out of the Samuel Gelston's Cup at the sixth round stage, drawing 2-2 with Cliftonville but losing the penalty shootout 3-1, Matthew Shevlin, Aaron Jarvis and Rodney Brown all missing from the spot.
Ballymena United:
In the same period the Sky Blues have won league games against Glentoran and Dungannon Swifts, drawn against Newry City, Portadown and Crusaders, and lost to Linfield, Cliftonville, Carrick Rangers, Glentoran and Larne. United dropped down to 9th place on Saturday afternoon as they were in action in the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, allowing both Carrick Rangers and Glenavon to move up the table, albeit with a game in hand over Glenavon.

They progressed to the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup on Saturday afternoon, defeating a defiant Ballyclare Comrades side 3-1 after extra-time after the game finished 1-1 in the 90 minutes, and go on to face Larne at a neutral venue in the semi-finals.
Tickets for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Ballymena United Fans.

Adult admission costs £12 and concessions are £8.

Primary school age children can get admission for £2 at the turnstile. They should not buy a ticket.


  • Ballymena United fans enter via Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Away team and directors park at the back of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Mini buses can also park at the back ground of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Cars can be parked at Vineyard.
  • No ticket means no entry, except primary school children who will be charged £2 at the turstile.
  • Match Officials:
    Referee: Andrew Davey. Assistant 1: Stephen Donaldson. Assistant 2: George Argyropoulos. 4th Official: Christopher Morrison.
    Match Information:
    The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
    United haven't won at the Coleraine Showgrounds since October 2020, when a 1-0 win courtesy of a 27th minute Kofi Balmer header sent the visiting fans home happy. It's always a tough game against Coleraine home or away, and Coleraine have had an extra 12 days due to their absence from the Irish Cup. Make your way to the Coleraine Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
    Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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