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Portadown Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 7th Oct, 2022 at 15:03

BALLYMENA United host Portadown in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The latest meeting between the sides was in April last season at the Showgrounds, United running out 2-1 winners thanks to a Paul McElroy penalty and a late Steven McCullough goal.
Recent results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 2-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th April 2022. Att: 924
Portadown 0-1 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 12th March 2022. Att: 595
Ballymena United 4-0 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 1st January 2022. Att: 1289
Portadown 0-1 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 16th October 2021. Att: 648
With no wins in the league so far, a single draw and 7 defeats, Portadown have fared marginally worse than United, and sit bottom of the table with 1 point.
Ballymena United:
Ballymena United have won 1, drawn 1, and lost their last 5 league games, leaving them sitting 10th in the Danske Bank Premiership on 4 points, 2 behind Newry City and 1 ahead of Dungannon Swifts with a game in hand on both.
Ticket Information:
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 concessions. Simply click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Match Officials:
Referee: Evan Boyce. Assistant 1: David Burns. Assistant 2: Brian Wilson. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
Both teams are in poor form. Both teams are desperate for points. Ballymena United supporters are fast running out of patience as they try to escape a potential relegation battle. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin