Saturday 13th August v. Glenavon (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Danske Bank Premiership fixtures announced
Portadown Match Preview
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BALLYMENA United are back in action in the Danske Bank Premiership when they host Portadown at the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides was at Shamrock Park in March, Portadown winning with a single Adam Salley goal in the first half.
Recent results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
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
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
Portadown:
Since the last meeting between the sides, Portadown have defeated Coleraine 2-0 and lost to both Cliftonville and Warrenpoint Town, leaving them sitting on 24 points in the promotion/relegation playoff spot, 4 points behind both Dungannon Swifts and Carrick Rangers.
Ballymena United:
In the same period, United have beaten Larne 3-1 at Inver Park, drawn at home to Glentoran and lost to Crusaders and Glenavon away from home. United sit in 8th place, 4 behind Glenavon, in the battle for the 7th place spot and European playoffs it brings.

They've also a Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup semi-final to look forward, which is now scheduled for Tuesday 26th April at Mourneview Park, kicking off at 7:45pm. Confirmation of our opponents is expected on Friday 22nd April.
Match Tickets:
Tickets for non-season ticket holders for Ballymena United supporters are available at Tickets.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ian McNabb. Assistant 1: Paul Robinson. Assistant 2: Andrew Nethery. 4th Official: Diarmuid Harrigan.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
United suffered a blow to their European playoff hopes last weekend when they lost to Glenavon at Mourneview, allowing the gap to open up to 4 points. Can United attempt to haul Glenavon in with a win over relegation threatened Portadown on Saturday? 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

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