Showgrounds pitch ‘better than National Stadium’

THE local council had received criticism regarding the condition of the re-laid Ballymena Showgrounds pitch during the winter but after improvement work was carried out positive comments have now been made, Mayor Maureen Morrow says.

The councillor told the main July monthly meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council that following the Ballymena United versus NSI Runavik match she had received a lot of positive comments on the condition of the pitch.

She said many people said the condition of the new-improved surface “surpassed the National Stadium”.

Ballymena United drew 0-0 against Runavik in the Faroe Islands on Thursday night, meaning a 2-0 aggregate victory, to set up a tie against 1979 European Cup finalists Malmo of Sweden.

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