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We can extend Ballymena's unbeaten run, says Owens

By Billy Weir

Ballymena United defender Kyle Owens says the Sky Blues have nothing to fear when they take on Glenavon at Mourneview Park today.

Owens, who claimed the goal that kept United's unbeaten run going in last week's nail-biting win over champions Crusaders, is looking to extend the streak further against the league's Jekyll and Hyde team.

The teams shared six goals in the meeting between the pair earlier in the season, but with Owens forming a bombastic partnership with Caolan Loughran, David Jeffrey's men have become a tougher proposition.

"It's a big test but we know what we're going down to and the quality they have," he said.

"But the quality we have in Cathair Friel, who is super, and big Johnny McMurray, who is a handful, means we should go down with nothing to fear.

"We should be favourites to beat them. We've played the Crues and Linfield, the top two teams in the country, and rolled over Linfield and down to 10 men we got three points against Crusaders."

Owens' own form has been key in that run and he is quick to praise Jeffrey and Bryan McLoughlin.

"I didn't think I would be doing so well but it's down to undoubtedly the best manager and coach in the country," he added.

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