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

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Portadown Match Preview
Uploaded Thursday, 6th Apr, 2023 at 19:40

BALLYMENA United make the trip to Shamrock Park to play Portadown in their first post-split game on Friday evening.
The last time the sides met, they played out a goalless draw at Ballymena Showgrounds in February.
Recent results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
Ballymena United 0-0 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 11th February 2023. Att: 1124
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 draw in February, Portadown have won 2 league games, drawn 1 and lost 3, most recently losing 5-1 against Glentoran at The Oval.

They currently sit bottom of the table on 16 points, 7 points behind both Newry City and Dungannon Swifts, but with a vastly inferior goal difference.
Ballymena United:
United have failed to win a league since the meeting in February, drawing 1 and losing 7, and now sit 9th in the Danske Bank Premiership, 5 behind 8th placed Carrick Rangers and 9 ahead of Newry City and Dungannon Swifts.

The only positives for United in this period have been a 3-1 extra-time win over Ballyclare Comrades and a 2-0 win at Seaview over Larne in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup.
Ticket Information:
For ticket information, please read this article.
Match Officials:
Referee: Ben McMaster. Assistant 1: John Doherty. Assistant 2: Bogdan Sfirloaga. 4th Official: Christopher Morrison.
Match Information:
The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
Make your way to Shamrock Park on Friday evening and be loud and proud in support of YOUR team as they try to get a long awaited league win - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin

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