Matchday Guide: Ballymena United v Larne

Dec 30, 2019 | Archive

The Inver Reds begin the New Year with a trip to Ballymena United on Wednesday, kick-off 3pm. As the game falls on a public holiday, we expect a large travelling support to head over Shanes Hill for the game and have listed below all the important information for those going to the game.


Tickets can be purchased at the turnstiles upon entry to the Ballymena Showgrounds. Larne supporters must enter via the Warden Street end as there will be segregation in place during the game. The pre-set NIFL prices apply as normal, with admission costing £12 for adults and £8 for concessions.


Whilst the Inver Red & Whites’ bus is currently sold out, our other clubs are providing transport on New Years Day:

Bodega Reds’ will be running a bus from Q-Club Larne which departs at 2pm. Again, supporters seeking more information to book should contact their official Facebook page.

Larne NISC will be providing transport to the game also, departing from the Larne Rangers Club at 1.30pm with a pick-up at Larne Football Social Club. For more information contact our Supporters Liaison Officer, Richard Todd.

1889 Sports & Social Club

The 1889 Club will be open from 12pm on the day of the game, showing live English Premier League football before and after the game. Post-match, Alan Lafferty will be playing live for returning supporters wishing to stay at Inver Park for a drink.

The Opposition

David Jeffrey’s side come into the game in 8th position in the Danske Bank Premiership, after back-to-back 2-0 defeats against Coleraine and Glentoran respectively, over the festive period. Forward Adam Lecky will be missing through suspension, having been sent off in the final minutes of the defeat to Glentoran, although the Braidmen are set to welcome back goalkeeper Jordan Williamson.

Larne Team News

Tiernan Lynch will welcome the return of Tomas Cosgrove ahead of the game, with the defender’s suspension now finished making him eligible for selection. New signing Dean Jarvis will not be available for selection due the game coming too soon for registration procedures to take place. It is likely that Jarvis will be registered in time for the Invermen’s Irish Cup opener against Belfast Celtic, at Inver Park on Saturday.

With both sides set to battle for a top six finish in the second half of the season, the management and players will need our town behind them as they make the trip over Shanes Hill. Your support can play a massive part in the performance on the pitch! Bring your flags, scarves, drums and the noise as we aim to get back to winning ways!

#WeAreLarne #BeTheDifference

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