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Cliftonville Match Report
Larne Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 16th Mar, 2023 at 16:01

BALLYMENA United make the trip to Inver Park to face table toppers Larne in the Danske Bank Premiership on Friday evening.
The last meeting between the sides was at the Ballymena Showgrounds in February, the visitors running out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Lee Bonis, Ryan Waide (own goal) and Andrew Ryan.
Latest results v Larne (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-3 Larne, Ballymena Showgrounds, 21st February 2023. Att: 1156
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)
In their games since the win over United in February, Larne have defeated Carrick Rangers away from home and drew with Linfield in the league. They sit top of the Danske Bank Premiership, 6 points ahead of Cliftonville.

They also beat Harland & Wolff Welders in the quarter-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup, and will face Ballymena United at Seaview on the last day in March.
Ballymena United:
The Sky Blues have drawn 0-0 against Crusaders at home, while losing to both Coleraine and Glentoran away from home. Now sitting 9th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 3 points behind 8th placed Glenavon and 5 points behind 7th placed Carrick Rangers.

A 3-1 win after extra-time at Ballyclare Comrades helped United set up the semi-final tie against Larne.
Match Tickets:
Tickets are on sale online at

Entry is priced at £12 for adults and £8 for concessions, and just £2 for all under-11’s accompanied by an adult.

Ballymena United fans will be in the McKay Stand.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Gavin Hegarty. Assistant 2: David Burns. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
United go to Inver Park more in hope than expectation, knowing that high-flying Larne will be going into the game high on confidence. You never know what could happen though, and we hope to see a good crowd of Sky Blues down getting behind the team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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