Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action again tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11 April) when we take on Newry City AFC at Shamrock Park, kick off 7:45pm.

Both Portadown and Newry City AFC come into the game on the back of victories, Newry City AFC were 2-0 victors over Carrick Rangers on Friday evening at the Loughview Leisure Arena while Portadown beat Ballymena United 1-0 at Shamrock Park thanks to a Cathair Friel goal.

The last time the two sides met was back in March in an unforgettable game at the Showgrounds – Portadown led 2-0 after 20 minutes with goals from Stephen Teggart and Paul McElroy but found themselves 3-2 down going into injury time only to score two late late goals through Josh Archer and Benny Igiehon to win 4-3. The last time the two sides met at Shamrock Park Newry City AFC ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Daniel Hughes, James Teelan and Ciaran O’Connor after Alberto Balde had put the Ports in front.

Portadown will be without the suspended Paul McElroy while Newry City AFC will be missing Ryan McGivern who was dismissed in Newry City AFC’s win on Friday night.

Portadown manager Niall Currie had the following preview for supporters

We’re a bit concerned with the fitness of Bushy (Cathair Friel), he is struggling and obviously with Paul McElroy missing it would be a hammer blow to lose Cathair as well for this game as he’s been outstanding – we’re hopeful of Cathair making but it’s very much touch and go and is what it is but if he’s out we’ll just have to get on with it.

We know the situation tomorrow night, we need to win the game but we know it’ll be a tough night for sure as Newry City AFC know they only really need one or two wins to keep them right.

We just need to concentrate, be at our very best and make sure we’re right and if we’re all of those things then we’re capable of beating any of the bottom six.

In our situation there’s no doubt we need all the luck in the world but ultimately we’ve got to look after ourselves and making sure we’re at our very best and that’s exactly what the plan will be.


The officials are – Referee – Evan Boyce / Assistant 1 – Andrew Nethery / Assistant 2 – Jamie Patterson / 4th official – Shane McGonigle


Form (Premiership Only)

  • Portadown – L-W-D-L-W (12th in Premiership)
  • Newry City AFC – L-L-L-L-W (10th in Premiership)


  • Match sponsor – Palyn Transport Management
  • PSS Man of the Match Sponsor – Gilford Ports


  • Mascots – Georgi Wylie & Amelie Hanvey
  • Bucket Collection – Portadown FC Ladies


Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Saturday 11 March 2023 – Newry City AFC 3 (Rodgers OG, McGovern, Healy) Portadown 4 (Teggart, McElroy, Archer, Igiehon)
  • *Sunday 4 December 2022 – Newry City AFC 1 (McGovern) Portadown 3 (Upton, Moorhouse, Jenkins) * Newry City AFC awarded 3 points
  • Saturday 15 October 2022 – Portadown 1 (Balde) Newry City AFC 3 (D.Hughes, Teelan, C.O’Connor)
  • Friday 8 November 2019 – Newry City AFC 1 (M.Hughes (pen)) Portadown 2 (Salley 2)
  • Friday 4 October 2019 – Portadown 0 Newry City AFC 0


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

  • Saturday 15 October 2022 – Portadown 1 (Balde) Newry City AFC 3 (D.Hughes, Teelan, C.O’Connor)
  • Friday 4 October 2019 – Portadown 0 Newry City AFC 0
  • Friday 23 March 2018 – Portadown 2 (Boyle OG, Douglas) Newry City AFC 1 (Mackin)
  • Friday 27 October 2017 – Portadown 1 (Lavery) Newry City 4 (D Carville, J Walker, M McCabe, o.g)
  • Saturday 29 January 2011 – Portadown 2 (Mackle x2) Newry City 1 (Murray)


  • We Are Ports TV LIVE will have live coverage of the game against Newry City AFC, the live stream is available at a cost of £10 and can be purchased and viewed via the link below https://portstv.com/


Online tickets for the game are available via https://tickets.portadownfc.co.uk/fixtures

While online tickets for matches still remain, a cash gate is now also available at each game at Shamrock Park for HOME SUPPORTERS ONLY (except in the event where a game has sold out online in advance of the game). We would add however that purchasing your ticket online remains the best way to guarantee your seat for games and would still actively encourage supporters to avail of the facility. Portadown FC also operate a ‘Kid for a Quid’ scheme which sees any child U16 admitted to the game for £1 when accompanied by a paying adult – up to 3 U16s with any one paying adult.

A reminder too about the Ports Hub facility at games at Shamrock Park which give you match info, player stats and exclusive interviews. To access the Ports Hub simply scan the QR code placed on every other seat’s backrest at Shamrock Park (as well as in the clubrooms) and you will give brought to a host of great content, think of it as your digital matchday programme!

With more families and community / youth groups visiting Shamrock Park on match days, the club has decided to re-launch our FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AREA.

BLOCK B in the home stand has been designated as this area, a traditionally slightly quieter block and further away from opposition supporters.

We recognise that football matches are noisy and passionate experiences for players and fans alike but we would also like children, families and community visitors of mixed abilities and needs to feel comfortable when they visit a match, for some, their very first football match.

Guidelines for supporters sitting in Block B will be clearly displayed at the front of that area and we encourage all patrons in the block to follow them:


We Are Ports TV Rewind | Last time out against Newry City AFC

We Are Ports TV Rewind | Last time out against Newry City AFC at Shamrock Park