|Portadown Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 31st Dec, 2021 at 16:38|
|BALLYMENA United host Portadown in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.|
|The last meeting between the sides was at Shamrock Park in October, Andrew McGrory scoring the only goal of the game in the 77th minute with Portadown down to 9 men after both Oisin Conaty and Nathan Kerr both seen red.|
|Recent results v Portadown (all league unless stated):|
Portadown 0-1 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 16th October 2021. Att: 648
Ballymena United 4-2 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 29th May 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 4-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 27th April 2021. (Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup Round 1)
Ballymena United 2-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 13th March 2021. Att: Behing Closed Doors
Portadown 1-2 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 27th February 2021. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Portadown 0-0 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 5th December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
|Struggling Portadown lost their derby game against Glenavon 1-0 at home on Monday afternoon, and are sitting 11th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 4 points ahead of Warrenpoint Town who have a game in hand, and 1 point behind Dungannon Swifts who also have a game in hand.|
|After a tough start to the season, United were sitting 9th when they last faced Portadown. In the meantime, form has improved and United's win over Coleraine on Monday afternoon took them up to 7th in the table, just 2 points short of the Bannsiders.|
Tickets for non-season ticket holders for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets - Home Fans.
Tickets for Portadown supporters are available at Tickets - Away Fans.
Tickets are priced £12 for adults, £8 for concessions and kids 12 or under will be charged £1.
|Referee: Tim Marshall. Assistant 1: Adam Jeffrey. Assistant 2: Kristian Hanna. 4th Official: Lee Tavinder.|
|The match kicks off at 3:00pm.|
|On a high from the win over Coleraine, the Sky Blues will be eager to get the New Year off to a good start, and will go into the game full of confidence. Make your way to the Showgrounds and be loud and proud of YOUR team - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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