Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action tomorrow (Sat 20 Nov) when we take on Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park, kick off 3pm.

Dungannon Swifts come into the game following a 2-0 defeat to Coleraine at the Showgrounds on Saturday, their fourth straight defeat in all competitions. Portadown were held to a 2-2 draw by Carrick Rangers on Saturday at Shamrock Park following a 90th minute equaliser by Carrick’s Jordan Gibson, the Ports had led 2-0 up until the 70th minute before being pegged back – this was the Ports third draw in their last five Premiership games.

The last time the two clubs met was in September with Dungannon Swifts running out comfortable 4-1 winners at Shamrock Park thanks to goals from Ryan Mayse, Joe McCready, Cathal McGinty and Rhyss Campbell, this was Dungannon Swifts first points of the 2021/22 Premiership campaign and they have only picked up a further 3 points since – a 2-0 win over Carrick Rangers in October.

Portadown have a good recent record against Dean Shiels men winning four out of the last five against the County Tyrone club including picking up 3 points on both visits to Stangmore Park last season, a 3-0 win in December 2020 and a 1-0 win in March 2021. Trips to Stangmore Park have proved notoriously difficult for the Ports with those victories last season being the first at the Swifts since 2014, up until that 3-0 victory at Stangmore in December 2020 Portadown had lost on their previous 4 visits.

Here’s what Portadown manager Matthew Tipton had to say ahead of tomorrows game

Tomorrow’s visit to Dungannon is one we are looking forward to with the focus on putting last week’s disappointment behind us. To play so well & be 2 goals up & come away with only a point felt like a kick to the gut however we had a good chat about a few different things on Tuesday night with the focus firmly set on getting the win tomorrow.

If I talked about all of the injuries & illnesses that have affected us this week I’d need to write a whole web page on it. What I will say it was good to have Harry Anderson back training with us last night after his trip away with the u21s. I’m sure it was a frustrating time for Harry as he didn’t play any minutes whilst looking at our games knowing he would have had a few opportunities to play. He now has to make sure he’s ready when called upon to make an impact for us.


The officials are – Referee – Ross Dunlop / Assistant 1 – Gareth Eakin / Assistant 2 – Boddan Sfirloaga / 4th official – Peter McGrath

Entry to tomorrows game is pay at the gate with no tickets required.

For those unable to make the game you can follow the action on the clubs twitter account – @portadownfc with highlights of the game available on the WE ARE PORTS TV on Youtube channel on Sunday – www.youtube.com/c/WeArePortsTV


Supporters Club Buses travelling:

  • Eden Reds – Departing Gary’s Bar at 2pm
  • PFC Travel Club – Departing Shamrock Park at 2pm & at J.D Tipler’s at 2:15pm (Seats available)
  • Shamrock Reds – Departing Shamrock Park at 2:15pm with non members welcome (Face masks to be worn on bus)
  • Richhill Reds – Departing at 1:45pm & Portadown at 2pm



  • Dungannon Swifts (11th in DBP) – L, W, L, L, L
  • Portadown (10th in DBP) – D, L, L, D, D


Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Saturday 25 September 2021 – Portadown 1 (McLeod) Dungannon Swifts 4 (Mayse, McCready, McGinty, Campbell)
  • Tuesday 25 May 2021 – Portadown 4 (Salley x2, Bonis, McCallum) Dungannon Swifts 2 (Convie, Campbell)
  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 – Portadown 1 (Salley) Dungannon Swifts 0
  • Saturday 20 March 2021 – Dungannon Swifts 0 Portadown 1 (Bonis)
  • Tuesday 8th December 2020 – Dungannon Swifts 0 Portadown 3 (Teggart, McCallum, McKeown)


Last Five Head to Head at Stangmore Park (All competitions)

  • Saturday 20 March 2021 – Dungannon Swifts 0 Portadown 1 (Bonis)
  • Tuesday 8th December 2020 – Dungannon Swifts 0 Portadown 3 (Teggart, McCallum, McKeown)
  • Saturday 29 April 2017 – Dungannon Swifts 2 (Fitzpatrick, Hegarty) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 8 October 2016 – Dungannon Swifts 6 (Wilson, Armstrong, Burke, Fitzpatrick, Hegarty, Mitchell) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 29 March 2016 – Dungannon Swifts 2 (Liggett, Mitchell) Portadown 1 (N.Ferris)