Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action tomorrow afternoon (Sat 13 November) when we take on Carrick Rangers at Shamrock Park, kick off 3pm.

Carrick Rangers are coming off the back of an impressive 0-0 draw with title contenders Coleraine on Saturday at the Loughview Leisure Arena while Portadown were beaten 2-1 after extra time by league leaders Cliftonville on Tuesday evening in the League Cup, in league matters however the Ports had a great 0-0 draw at Shamrock Park last Saturday with reigning champions Linfield.

The last time the two clubs met was back in September with a Mark Surgenor penalty separating the two teams as Carrick Rangers continued their winning streak against Matthew Tipton’s men at the Loughshore Leisure Arena. On home soil for the Ports though it’s a different story with only one defeat in the last 13 against the Amber Army at Shamrock Park.

Last season it was honours even in the four Premiership meetings between the two with both clubs winning their home games against each other, Carrick Rangers were 4-1 & 5-3 winners against the Ports at Taylors Avenue while Portadown were 2-0 and 2-1 winners over Carrick Rangers at Shamrock Park. The Ports strike force of Lee Bonis and Adam Salley were amongst the goals between the clubs last season with Lee Bonis scoring 3 goals and Adam Salley two in the four meetings.

There always seems to be penalties involved when the two sides meet with three penalties awarded in the past five games between the two and five in the last five games at Shamrock Park.


Here’s Portadown manager Matthew Tipton’s preview of tomorrows game

We go into tomorrow’s game buoyed by the 2 performances we have seen in the past week against  Linfield & Cliftonville which has given the boys a real boost in knowing that with the right application all over the pitch we can match any team in the league. What we have to do now is match everything we have done & raise it in certain areas to get the result we want.

Carrick have had a good start to the season & Stuart will have them fired up to get a result so we will have to stand up to them as well as taking the game on the front foot.

We will give the players who are carrying knocks as long as possible to assess them pre game tomorrow.

Eoin Teggart will be back in the squad after missing Tuesday but Harry Anderson is still on u21 duty.



The officials are – Referee – Andrew Davey / Assistant 1 – Gareth Eakin / Assistant 2 – Ken Ross / 4th official – Ben McMaster


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Online tickets for the game are available via https://tickets.portadownfc.co.uk/fixtures/ / A cash turnstile will be available for HOME SUPPORTERS ONLY, any Carrick Rangers supporters trying to or found to gain access to the home stand will face ejection from the stadium.


For those unable to make it to Shamrock Park tomorrow the game will be live streamed on We Are Ports TV LIVE with former Ports defender Philip Major on co-commentary, the cost to purchase the game is £10 via https://www.performatv.com/game/portadown-vs-carrick-rangers-13-11-21



  • Portadown –  L, D, L, L, D (11th in DBP)
  • Carrick Rangers – W, L, L, L, D (7th in DBP)


Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Saturday 18 September – Carrick Rangers 1 (Surgenor (p)) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 15 May 2021 – Portadown 2 (Bonis, Salley (p)) Carrick Rangers 1 (McMullan)
  • Saturday 10 April 2021 – Portadown 2 (Tilney, Bonis) Carrick Rangers 0
  • 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)


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

  • Saturday 15 May 2021 – Portadown 2 (Bonis, Salley (p)) Carrick Rangers 1 (McMullan)
  • Saturday 10 April 2021 – Portadown 2 (Tilney, Bonis) Carrick Rangers 0
  • 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))