Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action this Saturday (17 April) when we take on Cliftonville at Shamrock Park, kick off 5:30pm and streamed live on the BBC iPlayer & BBC NI Sport website.

Cliftonville are coming off the back of a 2-2 draw with Crusaders at Seaview last Saturday while the Ports come into the game following a 1-0 victory over Dungannon Swifts on Tuesday evening.

The last time the two clubs met was back in February 2021 at Shamrock Park when they played out a 1-1 draw with Adam McCallum heading an equaliser for Portadown in the  90th minute, this was Portadown’s first goal in their fourteenth attempt against Cliftonville (the last Ports goal against Cliftonville coming courtesy of Gary Twigg in January 2014) and brought a halt to Cliftonville’s 13 game winning streak over the Shamrock Park men.

As the above stat suggests Portadown have a pretty sorry recent record at Shamrock Park against Cliftonville losing five of the last six and without a win in the last twelve with the last win over Cliftonville at Shamrock Park coming back in February 2011 with goals from Alan Cawley and Kevin Braniff.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton spoke to the Portadown media team ahead of tomorrows game and had the following to say:

We go into tomorrow’s game after a successful week & we want to build on that with another solid performance against a good Cliftonville team.

Whilst we have a whole host of knocks & niggles the good thing with a young squad is recovery comes a lot quicker as well as the enthusiasm to keep playing regardless of what is thrown at them.


The officials are – Referee – Tim Marshall / Assistant 1 – Andrew Nethery / Assistant 2 – Gavin Hegarty / 4th official – Neil Robinson


Saturdays game will be live streamed by on the BBC iPlayer & BBC NI Sport website


PSS Man of the Match sponsor – Aaron Fearon


Our ‘Matchday Live’ programme will be on air from appox 4:30pm on Saturday 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



  • Portadown –  L, L, L, W, W(10th in DBP)
  • Cliftonville – D, W, W, W, D (5th in DBP)


Pre Game stats and facts

  • There have been three or more goals scored in each of Cliftonville’s last 4 games
  • Cliftonville have won just one of their last five Premiership away games
  • Cliftonville are unbeaten in their last fourteen games against Portadown
  • Cliftonville have only conceded two goals in their last fifteen games against Portadown
  • Cliftonville are unbeaten in their last twelve games against Portadown at Shamrock Park


Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Saturday 13 February 2021 – Portadown 1 (McCallum) Cliftonville 1 (Hale)
  • Saturday 28 November 2020 – Cliftonville 5 (McCrudden x3, O’Connor x2) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 28 January 2017 – Cliftonville 3 (Winchester, J.Donnelly, Curran) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 10 December 2016 – Cliftonville 1 (Breen OG) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 24 September 2016 – Portadown 0 Cliftonville 3 (McGuinness, McDaid, Garrett)


Last Five Head to Head at Shamrock (All competitions)

  • Saturday 13 February 2021 – Portadown 1 (McCallum) Cliftonville 1 (Hale)
  • Saturday 24 September 2016 – Portadown 0 Cliftonville 3 (McGuinness, McDaid, Garrett)
  • Saturday 15 August 2015 – Portadown 0 Cliftonville 1 (J.Donnelly)
  • Saturday 14 February 2015 – Portadown 0 Cliftonville 2 (McMullan, Gormely)
  • Wednesday 13 August 2014 – Portadown 0 Cliftonville 1 (Gormley)