Portadown are back in Playr-Fit Championship action this Saturday (4 November) when we face Institute at the Brandywell (Kick off 3pm).

Portadown come into the game off the back of a 3-1 win over Knockbreda last Saturday at Shamrock Park while Institute were beaten 4-1 by H&W Welders at Breda Park.

So far this season Institute have played 12 league games, winning 7, drawing 1 and losing 4 and currently sit third in the Playr-Fit Championship.

The last time the two clubs met was earlier this season, on 12 August, with Portadown picking up all 3 points in a 1-0 win at Shamrock Park thanks to a Eoin Bradley goal.

For the last meeting between the two clubs at Institute’s home ground (the Riverside stadium) you’ve to go back to April 2018 with Institute winning 2-1 against a young second string Ports side in the final game of the 2017/18 campaign. For Portadown’s last away win against Institute it’s October 2014 and a 4-0 win with goals from Tim Mouncey, Peter McMahon (2) and Gary Twigg.

On tomorrows game Niall Currie commented

Obviously the injury to Paul McElroy has hurt us big time but we must continue like we have been doing with having injuries to big players. Opportunity currently knocks for others and although it’s very frustrating it has to make us stronger.

We know Institute were extremely good against H&W Welders last week even though the score line would suggest differently so we know how difficult this game is going to be however like I have always said, we will focus on being at our best and if we are we go there with no fear.


Officials | Shane McGonigle (Referee), Justin Maxwell, Richard Hegarty


Last 5 Head to Heads

  • Saturday 12 August 2023 – Portadown 1 (Bradley) Institute 0
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 – Institute 2  Portadown 1 (Latifi)
  • Friday 9th March 2018 – Portadown 1 (C.Lavery) Institute 1 (McCrudden)
  • Saturday 4 November 2017 – Institute 2 (Curry, Morrow) Portadown 2 (Salley, C.Lavery)
  • Saturday 2 September 2017 – Portadown 1 (Amuneke) Institute 2 (Grace 2)

Last 5 Head to Heads (At Institute) 

  • Saturday 28th April 2018 – Institute 2  Portadown 1 (Latifi)
  • Saturday 4 November 2017 – Institute 2 (Curry, Morrow) Portadown 2 (Salley, C.Lavery)
  • Saturday 4 October 2014 – Institute 0 Portadown 4 (Mouncey, McMahon 2, Twigg)
  • Saturday 24 October 2009 – Institute 1 (Brown) Portadown 1 (McCutcheon)
  • Tuesday 25 March 2008 – Institute 1 (S.Campbell) Portadown 2 (A.Smith, Topley)