Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action tomorrow (Sat 30 October) when we travel to the Coleraine Showgrounds to take on Coleraine, kick off 3pm

Coleraine come into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over Warrenpoint Town on Saturday while Portadown were 1-0 winners over Ballinamallard United at Shamrock Park on Tuesday evening in the Bet McLean League Cup, Ports last Premiership outing saw them pick up a point at the Oval against Glentoran following a 2-2 draw. Coleraine are unbeaten in their last 8 Danske Bank Premiership matches with their last defeat coming against Cliftonville back on the 31st August.

Coleraine would win two of the three meetings between the sides last season with the other fixture ending in a 1-1 draw, a Adam Salley stunner sealing a point for the Ports at the Showgrounds in February. The last time the two teams met was in March 2021 with Coleraine running out 2-0 winners at the Showgrounds with two Ben Doherty penalties securing all 3 points for Oran Kearney’s men. Portadown would see red cards twice in their three fixtures last season with the Bannsiders with Lee Bonis being sent off in the meeting in October 2020 and Adam Salley being dismissed in February 2021, Coleraine would also have three penalties awarded to them in the three fixtures between the sides last campaign.

You have to go back to February 2016 for Portadown’s last competitive victory over Coleraine, a 3-1 win at Shamrock Park in the Irish Cup thanks to goals from Ken Oman, Gary Twigg and Philip Lowry.  In league matters it’s New Years Day 2015 since the Ports sealed all 3 points against Coleraine, a 1-0 win at the Showgrounds thanks to a Mark McAllister header while the last league win against the Bannsiders at Shamrock Park was a 2-0 win back 14 December 2013 with goals from Chris Ramsey and Gary Twigg. In fact Coleraine have won 8 of the last 9 (one of these being an automatic 3-0 win) Premiership meetings between the sides.

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton had the following preview for supporters

We go up to Coleraine tomorrow boosted by the performance at Glentoran last Saturday & the cup victory in midweek over Ballinamallard. It’s a first chance for us to play at the redeveloped pitch & stadium which will hopefully give us the boost we need to get a result up at Coleraine who are on a tremendous run of form not only currently but over the past few years.

We know we will have to play with the same intensity & organisation that we showed last Saturday to get anything up there. However if we can create half of the chances that we did on Tuesday night I’d be delighted but the finishing would need to be a lot sharper & ruthless than we showed on Tuesday. Oisin has now served his 3 game ban so we can welcome him back into the squad along with Adam McCallum who sat out Tuesday night after his red card last Saturday.

We are still awaiting international clearance for Eoin Teggart which is disappointing as it’s been over 2 weeks now sitting with the IFA & I’ve not received any response to emails or calls to be able to get a guide on it.


The officials are – Referee – Shane Andrews / Assistant 1 – Adam Jeffrey  / Assistant 2 – Kristian Hanna / 4th official – Tim Marshall


Admission to the game is by online ticket online only with supporters able to purchase their ticket via https://colerainefc.com/ticketing/


Supporters Club Buses travelling:

  • Eden Reds – Departing Gary’s Bar at 12:30pm
  • PFC Travel Club – Departing Shamrock Park at 12:45pm & at J.D Tipler’s at 1pm
  • Shamrock Reds – Departing Shamrock Park at 1pm with non members welcome
  • Richhill Reds – Leaving the bottom of Tandragee St at 12:45pm (A reminder if anyone is driving to Richhill to get the bus that the Harvest festival is on with the Square closed.)



  • Coleraine – W, W, D, D, W (3rd in DBP)
  • Portadown –  L, L, W, L, D (11th in DBP)


Last Five Head to Head

  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Coleraine 2 (Doherty (x2 pens)) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 6 February 2021 – Coleraine 1 (Nixon) Portadown 1 (Salley)
  • Saturday 24 October 2020 – Portadown 0 Coleraine 3 (Doherty, Glackin, McLaughlin)
  • Saturday 14 January 2017 – Coleraine 4 (Lyons 2, McCafferty, McCauley) Portadown 2 (Foley, Byrne)
  • Saturday 15 October 2016 – Portadown 0 Coleraine 1 (Lyons)


Last Five Head to Head at the Showgrounds (All competitions)

  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Coleraine 2 (Doherty (x2 pens)) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 6 February 2021 – Coleraine 1 (Nixon) Portadown 1 (Salley)
  • Saturday 14 January 2017 – Coleraine 4 (Lyons 2, McCafferty, McCauley) Portadown 2 (Foley, Byrne)
  • Saturday 7 November 2015 – Coleraine 4 (McCauley 3, McLaughlin) Portadown 0
  • Thursday 1 January 2015 – Coleraine 0 Portadown 1 (McAllister)