Portadown are back in Bluefin Sport Championship action this Saturday (21 December 19) when we face the PSNI a Shamrock Park (Kick off 3pm)
Ports manager Matthew Tipton has informed us that Greg Hall is continuing to jog in his rehabilitation from injury while Poggy Robinson is making steady progress following a broken ankle.
Marty Bradley has stepped up his training and will be assessed before tomorrows game to get a more definitive time on his return. Adam McCallum took part in a in house game on Monday evening which will help in his recovery.
The PSNI are currently on a bad run of form in the Bluefin Sport Championship with only one league victory since mid September. PSNI have also been shipping quite a few goals with 64 goals conceded in their 19 Championship games so far this season, they’ve also conceded 3 or more goals in eight of their last nine games including six goal defeats against Ballyclare Comrades, Loughgall and Newry City.
In the last game between the two sides at the Dub back in September it took a 87th minute header from Ports defender Paddy McNally to seal all three points for the Ports.
Last time out in the Bluefin Sport Championship PSNI lost 6-2 at home to Ballyclare Comrades while Portadown suffered their first defeat since mid October with a 4-2 loss at Ballinamallard United.
Referee – Barry Monaghan Assistant Referees – Gavin Andrews & Shane Corrigan
Match Sponsors – Business Protection Solutions (UK) Limited & Eden Reds Supporters Club
Match Ball Sponsors David Mawhinney & Eden Reds Supporters Club
PSS Man of the Match Sponsor – PSNI C1 Branch Charity Draw in aid of St Vincent De Paul & Salvation Army Children’s Toy Appeal
2019/20 Bluefin Sport Championship season so far
Portadown – Played 21, Won 14, Drew 4, Lost 3 – Points 46 / Goals for 43 / Goals against 18 – Bluefin Sport Championship position – 1st
PSNI – Played 19, Won 5, Drew 2, Lost 12 – Points 17 / Goals for 26 / Goals against 64 – Bluefin Sport Championship postion – 10th
Form (Last 5 League Games – Most recent game last)
Portadown – W-W-D-W-L (10 points gained from 15 available)
PSNI – L-W-L-L-L (3 points gained from 15 available)
Portadown Home League Form 2019/20 / Played 10, Won 8, Drew 1, Lost 1 Goals for 21 / Goals against 4 – 25 points gained from a possible 30
PSNI Away League Form 2019/20 / Played 9, Won 2, Drew 2, Lost 5 Goals for 10 / Goals against 29 – 8 points gained from a possible 27
Top league goalscorers 2019/20
Portadown – Lee Bonis (9), Adam Salley (8), Adam Duke (5)
PSNI – Tony Tomelty (6), Nathan Best, & Nathan O’Neill (3), Mark Anderson & Brian Cabraley (2)
Last 5 Head to Heads
Saturday 28 September 2019 – PSNI 0 Portadown 1 (McNally)
Saturday 3 November 2018 – PSNI 3 (Adamcyzk, Malone 2) Portadown 2 (Lavery, Carmichael)
Saturday 18 August 2018 – Portadown 2 (Mackle, Lavery) PSNI 0
Saturday 30 December 2017 – Portadown 3 (Salley 2, D.Henderson) PSNI 0
Saturday 26 August 2017 – PSNI 1 (Watts) Portadown 1 (N.Henderson)