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Going for 10-in-a-row!

Shaun Oneill

Reporter:

Shaun Oneill

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sport@ballymenaguardian.co.uk

HISTORY making Ballymena United take on Warrenpoint Town at The Milltown on Saturday in the Danske Bank Premiership (3pm).

And the Sky Blues will be out to keep the good times rolling, bidding for their 10th successive victory.

At the weekend David Jeffrey's side beat Linfield 2-1 at the Showgrounds, a result which put them into the Sky Blue history book.

They are the first side ever to notch up NINE wins in a row.

Last time United went to Warrenpoint they came away 6-1 winners, with a different player for every goal!

On target back on September 1 were Johnny Addis, James Knowles (penalty), Steven McCullough, Reece Glendinning, Cathair Friel and Ryan Mayse.

United are top of the Danske Bank Premiership on 39 points - two clear of the Blues.

On Saturday past Linfield came to town top of the table with United in second.

But despite falling a goal behind in front of a crowd of over 2,000, United set about the task of getting something from the top of the table clash.

When Johnny Addis headed them level the fight was on and local player Leroy Millar put the icing on the cake by smashing home what proved to be the winner.

Manager David Jeffrey is keeping all feet firmly on the ground, stressing they collected three points and now intend preparing and focusing on the trip to Warrenpoint this weekend.

The boss has said a top six place - and another crack at Europe - is his aim.

Reflecting on the win over Linfield Jeffery said they had to dig in as the Blues threw everything at them in the last 15 minutes.

"My boys were out on their feet, but they fought and fought," he summed up.

United take on Warrenpoint Town this Saturday and then have a BetMcLean League Cup semi-final away to Crusaders next Tuesday (December 11).

The following Saturday, December 15, the League leaders are at home to Institute in the Premiership (3pm), and the following Tuesday, December 18, they tackle Linfield, again at home, but in the semi final of the Toals County Antrim Shield!

Manager Jeffrey and his assistant Bryan McLoughlin, and the rest of the backroom staff, are thoroughly enjoying the ride.

Seven Towers United Supporters Club transport to Warrenpoint on Saturday leaves Henry Street car-park at 1pm.

Anyone travelling, including members, must contact Chairman Tommy Patterson - 25648732 or 07754919638.

Towers are also taking a bus to Seaview next Tuesday (December 11) for the BetMcLean League Cup semi-final with Crusaders.

It leaves Henry Street at 6.45pm.

The Toals County Antrim Shield semi-final between United at Linfield in Ballymena takes place on Tuesday, December 18 (7.45pm).

The Boxing Day United v Coleraine game is all ticket - for both home and away supporters. Stirling Trophies in Queen Street, Ballymena, has tickets on sale for this - and also tickets for the League Cup semi with Crusaders.

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