Saturday 30th September v. Dungannon Swifts (away) - Sports Direct Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

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Portadown Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 10th Feb, 2023 at 15:58

BALLYMENA United host Portadown at the Showgrounds in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last meeting between the sides was at Shamrock Park in December when a single goal from Joshua Archer was enough to give the hosts their first, and only, victory of the season.
Recent results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
Portadown 1-0 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 10th December 2022. Att: 654
Ballymena United 2-0 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 8th October 2022. Att: 950
Ballymena United 2-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 16th April 2022. Att: 924
Portadown 1-0 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
Since the meeting between the sides in December, Portadown have gained a single point with a scoreless draw at home to Dungannon Swifts. They've lost 5 games in the league, and still remain bottom of the league with 5 points from 1 win and 2 draws, 12 points behind 11th placed Dungannon Swifts.

Last weekend they were knocked out of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup with a 3-0 home defeat by Glentoran.
Ballymena United:
United have won 2 games and drawn 1 at home in the league since December, losing the 3 away games, and sit 7th in the Danske Bank Premiership with 30 points, 3 more than 8th placed Glenavon ahead of the Friday evening games.

Last weekend the Sky Blues beat Newington 4-1 at the Showgrounds to set up a Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup Quarter Final against Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park in March.
Ticket Information:
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for concessions. Children under the age of 12 cost £1.

Ballymena United supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.

Portadown supporters can click this link and you'll be directed to the tickets page.
Entrance Arrangements:
Entrance for all fans remains via Warden Street only, due to ongoing works at the Ecos entrance of the ground.
Match Officials:
Referee: Gareth Stewart. Assistant 1: Adam Jeffrey. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Andrew Davey.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
Make your way to the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team as they try to add another crucial 3 points to their tally - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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