Causeway Chronicle

Ballymena v Coleraine stats

It’s derby day on Saturday as Coleraine make the short trip to face their rivals.

Here’s all the important statistics you need ahead of the big game.

·       Last time out 04/08/23 (Coleraine Showgrounds)

Coleraine 2 Ballymena United 1 (Matthew Shevlin with both goals)

·       Last time out at The Ballymena Showgrounds (15/10/22)

Ballymena United 2 Coleraine 1 * Coleraine finished with 9 men* (Conor McDermott and Adam Mullan sent off)

·       In the previous two league meetings at the Ballymena Showgrounds, the Sky Blues have won both games with an injury time winner. 

·       Previous league games at Ballymena Showgrounds

15/10/22 Ballymena 2 Coleraine 1

27/12/21 Ballymena 2 Coleraine 1

24/04/21 Ballymena 1 Coleraine 2

16/02/21 Ballymena 0 Coleraine 1

·       Ballymena are the only team this season not to pick up a point at home in the league (played 6 lost 6)

·       Ballymena have only won 2 of their last 14 home league games, scoring just 6 goals

·       Ballymena have only won 4 of their last 29 league fixtures, losing 21 and drawing 4, scoring just 14 goals

·       Coleraine have only lost 3 of their last 18 home league games (Won 12 drawn 3) with 9 clean sheets, scoring 30 and conceding 15

·       Coleraine have only won 3 of their last 12 away league fixtures (Drawn 2 lost 7) scoring 12, conceding 25 with only one clean sheet

·       In the league this season Coleraine have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of matches (6) and the most goals in the final 15 minutes plus stoppage time (7)

·       As Ballymena captain Colin Coates has sustained an injury, former Coleraine player Scott Whiteside will captain Ballymena on Saturday.

·       Coleraine’s longest serving player is Adam Mullan, while Ballymena longest serving player is Steven McCullough

·       Spotlight on Conor McKendry’s league record at Coleraine

Appearances 68

Goals 15

Yellow cards 18

Appearances 68

Starts 58

Subbed on 10

Subbed off 24

Won 30

Drew 16

Lost 22

On the bench and didn’t come on: 2

Goals (15)

Home 7

Away 8

Goals have come against.

1.     Newry 2

2.     Glenavon 2

3.     Glentoran 2

4.     Ballymena 2

5.     Larne 2

6.     Loughgall 1

7.     Portadown 1

8.     Cliftonville 1

9.     Linfield 1

10.  Carrick 1

Yellow cards 18

Home 4

Away 14

Yellow cards have come against

1.     Larne 3 (All at Inver Park)

2.     Dungannon 2

3.     Newry 2

4.     Cliftonville 2

5.     Glenavon 2

6.     Ballymena 2

7.     Loughgall 1

8.     Carrick 1

9.     Glentoran 1

10.  Portadown 1

11.  Warrenpoint 1

 .     Down Memory Lane: 30th September 2017: Ballymena 0 Coleraine 2 (Stephen O’Donnell 32, Jamie McGonigle 57)

Chris Johns, Adam Mullan, David Ogilby, Aaron Traynor, Stephen O’Donnell, Brad Lyons, Ian Parkhill, Ciaron Harkin, Eoin Bradley, Jamie McGonigle, Darren McCauley

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson