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Jeffrey wary that Ballinamallard revival could end Ballymena's top six hopes


By Alex Mills

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey insists his boys face the biggest test of their season in tonight's league showdown with basement side Ballinamallard United at the Showgrounds.

The battling Sky Blues are on the brink of securing a place in the Danske Bank Premiership's top six following impressive victories at Cliftonville and Glentoran over the past six days.

They approach their last outing before the league splits needing another three points to get them over the line.

"Harry McConkey has transformed Ballinamallard since taking over," warns Jeffrey.

"They are now desperate for every single point, we need to be equally as desperate. This is now our biggest game of the season.

"We've taken six points from two difficult away games, but the job is still not finished.

"We know how difficult it will be on Monday night, but we have now given ourselves a chance - it's in our own hands.

"We have come out of two pressure games against Cliftonville and Glentoran and the players deserve an enormous amount of credit.

"It's now a case of two down, one to go. Ballinamallard showed they'll be up for it after drawing with Linfield on Friday."

Ballymena Utd vs Ballinamallard U

Danske Bank Premiership:

The Showgrounds, Tonight, 8pm

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