Tomorrow night these two sides meet again for the second time in the space of four days. Ballymena Showgrounds plays host to this years final of the County Antrim Shield and what a game it could be!
These two teams will be sick of the sight of each other after tomorrow nights game at the Ballymena Showgrounds. Linfield and Crusaders met on Saturday past at Windsor Park in a fifth round Irish Cup tie. It was the Crues who came out on top, coming away with victory after extra time. Linfield will certainly be out for revenge tomorrow evening. The Blues have win the shield a total of 44 times. The last victory coming in 2017 with a 3-1 win and guess who it was against? The Crues! David Healy will be hoping his players can lift the first silverware of the season as it proved the catapult in their success of a treble in 16/17.
Current holders of the shield Crusaders have managed to lift it a total of seven times. In last years final they defeated Ballymena 4-2 at the Showgrounds. Saturdays victory over Linfield should give Baxter’s men a boost of confidence and desire leading into the final. That was Crusaders first victory over Linfield this season. Who ever comes out of top in this one may well add some extra fire in the push for the title in the coming months!