Windsor Park game with Crusaders moved to Monday and Sky broadcast

Posted : 25th September 2017 at 17:20:00

NI Football League on Sky Sports

Press Release - 25 September 2017

Two further Danske Bank Premiership fixtures have been confirmed to be televised live on Sky Sports.

First to be broadcast is Champions Linfield hosting title-rivals Crusaders at Windsor Park on Monday 23 October in a game which has regularly guaranteed excitement. The two sides recently met at Seaview, in which Stephen Baxter’s side came out victorious thanks to two stunning goals from Jordan Forsythe and Paul Heatley,

Two weeks later, the Sky Sports cameras will show Ballymena United’s visit to Gary Haveron’s resurgent Glentoran team on Monday 6 November. The East Belfast men have already defeated the Sky Blues this season, but David Jeffrey’s men have a fine record at the Oval and will be looking for a repeat the stunning 3-2 comeback victory they enjoyed last December.

NIFL Managing Director Andrew Johnston: “We’re delighted that two more top games will be shown live across the United Kingdom on Sky Sports. We’ve had a superb start to the current season and I’m sure these games will showcase the talent within our league!”

Last season Sky Sports returned to the Danske Bank Premiership and will show live games until the end of the 2021/22 season, including Glentoran v Crusaders next Monday (2 October).

Televised Danske Bank Premiership games announced:

Monday 2 October: Glentoran v Crusaders (kick-off: 7.45pm)

Monday 23 October: Linfield v Crusaders (kick-off: 7.45pm)

Monday 6 November: Glentoran v Ballymena United (kick-off: 7.45pm)
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