Portadown return to Bluefin Sport Championship action tomorrow evening (Fri 28th Feb) when they take on Ballyclare Comrades at Shamrock Park, 7:45pm kick off.
The Ports are coming off the back of a 1-1 away to Ards last Saturday while Ballyclare Comrades suffered a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to basement club Knockbreda on Tuesday evening.
The two clubs have met twice so far this campaign with the Ports running out victorious on both occasions.
Portadown manager Matthew Tipton provided the media team with this injury update earlier this evening:
Greg Hall is progressing really well & we are now hopeful of him being back before the split games.
Marty Bradley has had a scan on his knee injury to try to finally get to the bottom of the problem so with a bit of luck we will have the results before the game tomorrow so Chris can assess them & come back with a plan to go forward.
The illnesses that affected us so much last week seems to have cleared up so it’s pretty much a full strength squad to choose from.
With us being the only game on tomorrow night I would love to see a big crowd turning out to back us as I know how much it helps the players on the pitch when we have a big vocal backing.
Referee – Diarmuid Harrigan / Assistant referees – Bogdan Sfirloaga & Richard Hegarty
2019/20 Bluefin Sport Championship season so far
Portadown – Played 29, Won 19, Drew 6, Lost 4 – Points 63 / Goals for 70 & Goals against 28 – Bluefin Sport Championship position – 1st
Ballyclare Comrades – Played 28, Won 9, Drew 7, Lost 12 – Points 34 / Goals for 48 & Goals against 48 – Bluefin Sport Championship position – 8th
Form (Last 5 League Games – Most recent game last)
Portadown – D, L, W, W, D (8 points gained from a possible 15)
Ballyclare Comrades – W, W, L, D, L (7 points gained from a possible 15)
Portadown Home League Form 2019/20 – Played 14, Won 11, Drew 2, Lost 1 / Goals for 40 & Goals against 8 – (35 points gained from a possible 42)
Ballyclare Comrades Away League Form 2019/20 – Played 12, Won 3, Drew 3, Lost 6 / Goals for 18 / against 31 – (12 points collected from a possible 36)
Top league goalscorers 2019/20
Portadown – Adam Salley (19), Lee Bonis (16), Callum Ferris (5)
Ballyclare Comrades – Joe Tully (16 – Has left club), Gary Donnelly (7), Kyle Beggs & Jake McNeill (Both have left club) (4)
Match Sponsor – Ballylisk Car Sales / Freddie Jackson & David Mawhinney
Match Ball Sponsor – Leslie & Charlotte Maguire
PSS Man of the Match Sponsor – Mervyn Adamson