Landmark Match Guide: Ballymena United vs Larne

Dec 2, 2023 | All News, First Team, Match Guide

It’s derby day in the Sports Direct Premiership as the Inver Reds take on Ballymena United at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

Below is all the information our travelling support needs to know before making their way to the game.



Tickets are available to purchase online for tomorrow’s game by clicking here. Adult tickets are priced at £13 while tickets for concessions are £9.

Children under 12 years old can purchase a ticket for today’s match for just £3 through the ticket portal.



All three supporters’ clubs will be running buses to today’s game and the club have discounted travel rates to a flat rate of £5 for adults and £2 concessions on all buses this afternoon.

Inver Red and Whites bus has sold out and will leave 1889 Sports and Social Club at 1.45pm sharp.

Larne NISC’s two buses have sold out and will leave Larne Rangers Club at 1.30pm sharp, also picking up on Station Road before heading to Ballymena.

Larne FC Reds Supporters Club have limited space remaining on their bus which will be leaving from 1889 Sports and Social Club at 3.45pm sharp. You can book your space by texting Jenny Harvey on 07734026666 or by contacting their Facebook page.

The club are also running a family bus to today’s game which is now sold out. If you have secured a space on this bus, it will leave 1889 Sports and Social Club at 2pm sharp.



For those wishing to enjoy a pre-match pint, 1889 Sports & Social Club will be open from 12pm.

1889 Sports & Social Club will also be open for supporters returning from the game with the popular Alibi taking to the stage at 6pm to provide the post-match entertainment.



Ballymena United currently occupy 11th position in the Sports Direct Premiership table after 18 games played.

The Sky Blues have suffered four straight defeats in the league and were on the end of a heavy 4-0 defeat to Linfield last weekend at Windsor Park.

Jim Ervin’s men will be hoping to make home advantage count this afternoon to pick up a crucial three points in their bid to close the gap and start to move up the table.



After a perfect November, winning all five games in all competitions, the Invermen will head to the Ballymena Showgrounds this afternoon full of confidence.

Tiernan Lynch’s men currently occupy 2nd in the standings and know that all three points will take them to the top of the table.

Andy Ryan and Leroy Millar were on the scoresheet in last week’s 2-1 victory over Glentoran and both players will be looking to continue that form later this afternoon.



It’s the start of a busy month for Tiernan Lynch’s side with six games still to come after today’s visit to the Ballymena Showgrounds.

On Tuesday night, attention turns to the Bet McLean Cup as the Inver Reds welcome Linfield to Inver Park before welcoming Glenavon just three days later in the Sports Direct Premiership.

Tickets for all upcoming home games this month are available to purchase here.

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