Portadown are back in Playr-Fit Championship action tomorrow (Sat 21 October) when we face H&W Welders at Shamrock Park (Kick off 3pm).

Portadown come into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over Newington on Sunday at Inver Park while H&W Welders were beaten 2-1 by Dundela at Wilgar Park.

So far this season H&W Welders have played 11 league games, winning 5, drawing 2 and losing 4, they’ve only won two of their last 6 Championship fixtures and currently sit 7th in the Playr-Fit Championship.

The last time the two clubs was this season, on 2 September, with H&W Welders picking up all 3 points in a 1-0 win at the Blanchflower Stadium thanks to a Michael McLellan penalty.

For the last meeting between then two clubs at Shamrock Park you’ve to go back to August 2019 with the Ports winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Lee Bonis and Greg Hall.

On tomorrows game Niall Currie commented

I always emphasise after a defeat and feel thats it’s not the defeat but how you react to it and I thought the boys went down to a very difficult venue and matched a very good Newington team in all departments on Sunday.

I know some will think we were lucky after ‘Buckys’ treble save but we should of been out of sight going in at half time so I was delighted with my boys response to a very disappointing day against Dundela.

I remember the last time we played H&W Welders and it hurt deep for me and more importantly the players but they have reacted with great character from then and it’s fair to say we are in a good place going into this. We know the Welders hold the same aspirations as us in regards to promotion and have backed that up with acquisitions like Parkhouse and others but like I always say, if we are right we are a match for any team in this league, so we will continue to focus on being at our best as when we are we can go toe to toe with any team in this league.

 | Mark Dillon (Referee), Ken Ross, Jason Millar

Admission | £8 Adult, £5 Concession & Primary School Kids – £1 | Online tickets available at portadownfc.co.uk/pfc-tickets/ & cash gate available | Bar facilities, hot food vendor & tuck shop available

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  • Match Ball Sponsor | David Mawhinney & Marc Simpson
  • PSS Man of the Match Sponsor – Alex Jackson
  • Mascots – Sam Jackson (age 7) & his favourite player is Ryan Mayse & Ruby Jackson (age 10) whose favourite player is Paul McElroy.
  • Live Post Match Music in Club91 | Paul Laverty from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Thomas Street Methodist Church Coat Collection from 2pm-3pm outside the front of Shamrock Park



Last 5 Head to Heads

  • Saturday 2 September 2023 – H&W Welders 1 (McLellan (pen)) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 11 January 2020 – H&W Welders 2 (Gwiazda, Finnegan OG)  Portadown 4 (Bonis, Salley (2), McKenna)
  • Saturday 12 October 2019 – H&W Welders 2 (Davidson, Ferguson) Portadown 1 (McNally)
  • Saturday 24 August 2019 – Portadown 2 (Bonis, Hall) H&W Welders 0
  • Saturday 13 April 2019 – Portadown 3 (Mackle, McCallum & Lavery) H&W Welders 1 (Dornan)


Last 5 at Shamrock Park 

  • Saturday 24 August 2019 – Portadown 2 (Bonis, Hall) H&W Welders 0
  • Saturday 13 April 2019 – Portadown 3 (Mackle, McCallum & Lavery) H&W Welders 1 (Dornan)
  • Saturday 19 January 2019 – Portadown 3 (Salley, McKenna, Duke) H&W Welders 2 (Ferguson 2)
  • Saturday 24 February 2018 – Portadown 0 H&W Welders 0 
  • Saturday 18 November 2017 – Portadown 0 H&W Welders 0