Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action tomorrow (Sat 10 April) when we take on Carrick Rangers at Shamrock Park, kick off 3pm.

Carrick Rangers are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with Crusaders on Tuesday evening at the Loughshore Hotel Arena while Portadown were on the end of a 2-1 defeat to Larne at Shamrock Park.

The last time the two clubs met was back on Tuesday 23rd March at the Loughshore Hotel Arena with Carrick Rangers running out 5-3 winners after Portadown had taken an early two goal lead.

Portadown have a wretched recent record against Carrick Rangers losing seven of the last nine with our last victory against them coming back in April 2016 when we were 2-1 winners at the Loughshore Hotel Arena thanks to goals from Chris Casement and Garry Breen.

Portadown’s record at Shamrock Park against Carrick Rangers however is far better with only one defeat in the past 10 games.

An interesting stat involving the two sides comes on the penalties front with Carrick Rangers having been awarded seven this season with defender Caolan Loughran having despatched all seven while Portadown have only been awarded the one spot kick, that was against Glenavon with Sam Warde scoring – on the other hand Portadown have been on the end of 10 penalty decisions against them this campaign.

This is what Portadown manager Matthew Tipton had to say ahead of tomorrows game

Obviosuly our main injury concern is Luke Wilson who had a scan this morning so we await the results of that and hope for some good news.

Paul Finnegan came through Tuesdays game ok and with Eamon Scannell having completed another few sessions and Adam McCallum looking strong again after his knocks and niggles we are nearly back to full strength again.


We Are Ports TV LIVE will be streaming tomorrows game live via https://www.247.tv/niprem

PSS Man of the Match Sponsor – Portadown FC Grounds Staff

Our ‘Matchday Live’ programme will be on air from appox 2pm tomorrow on both Youtube and Facebook Live where Mark Beattie and Jonny Dunlop will come live from Shamrock Park bringing you all the build up and team news

The officials are – Referee – Christopher Morrison / Assistant 1 – Kristian Hanna  / Assistant 2 – Mark O’Brien / 4th official – Louise Thompson



  • Portadown –  L, L, L, L, L (10th in DBP)
  • Carrick Rangers – W, D, L, L, D (11th in DBP)


Pre Game stats and facts

  • There has been an odd number of goals in each of the last 6 games played by Portadown at home
  • Carrick Rangers have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 17 games
  • Portadown have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 home games
  • Portadown have conceded at least one goal from Carrick Rangers in the last 10 games
  • There have been 5 penalties in the last five games between the two sides at Shamrock Park
  • At least one first half goal has been scored in Carrick Rangers last 5 games


Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021 – Carrick Rangers 5 (Kelly, Friel x2, Loughran (p), Cherry Portadown 3 (Guy, Bonis, Salley)
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 – Carrick Rangers 4 (Loughran, Smith x3) Portadown 1 (Lavery)
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Carrick Rangers 2 (McCallum og, Nixon) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 27 April 2019 – Carrick Rangers 4 (McGeown, Strain x2, McMillen) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 9 March 2019 – Portadown 2 (Bradley, Salley) Carrick Rangers 2 (Loughran x2)


Last Five Head to Head at Shamrock Park (All competitons)

  • Saturday 9 March 2019 – Portadown 2 (Bradley, Salley) Carrick Rangers 2 (Loughran x2)
  • Saturday 1 December 2018 – Portadown 0 Carrick Rangers 2 (Smith x2 (x2 p))
  • Saturday 8 April 2017 – Portadown 2 (N.Henderson (p), Wilson) Carrick Rangers 1 (Murray (p))
  • Saturday 3 September 2016 – Portadown 4 (Hughes, Byrne, Haire, Garrett) Carrick Rangers 0
  • Saturday 27 February 2016 – Portadown 0 Carrick Rangers 0