Portadown are back in Playr-Fit Championship action this evening when we face Ballyclare Comrades at Shamrock Park, kick off 8pm.

Portadown come into the game off the back of a 2-1 win over Bangor in the Clearer Water Irish Cup 6th round on Saturday however in league matters it was a 1-1 draw with Dundela last time out. For Ballyclare Comarades it was a 3-2 victory in the Irish Cup over Premiership oppostition in the form of Dungannon Swifts on Saturday while in the Championship it was a 3-1 win over Ballinamallard United in their previous Championship fixture.

So far this season Ballyclare Comrades have played 26 Championship games, winning 13, drawing 4 and losing 9 and currently sit 6th in the Playr-Fit Championship.

The last time the two clubs met was back on 20 August with Ballyclare Comrades winning 2-1 at Dixon Park, Portadown had taken the lead through Ryan Mayse with only 3 minutes on the clock before goals from Gary Donnelly and Calvin McCurry gave the Comrades the 3 points.

Ballyclare Comrades last visit to Shamrock Park came back in February 2020 with the away team grabbing all 3 points in a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Adam Gray and Nathan O’Neill, this would be the last game at Shamrock Park before the pandemic struck and the 2019/20 Championship was cut short.

Portadown manager Niall Currie commented on tomorrows game

 


Officials
 | Michael McKenna (Referee), Shane Corrigan & Jason Millar

MATCH BALL SPONSOR – The Wiggins Family

PSS MAN OF THE MATCH SPONSOR – The PFC Travel Club

MASCOTS – Rafael Brandao Melicio (Favourite Ports player is Brandon Diau) & Presley McConville (Favourite Ports player is Ryan Mayse)

 

Last Five Head to Head (All competitions)

  • Saturday 19 August 2023 – Ballyclare Comrades 2 (Donnelly, McCurry) Portadown 1 (Mayse)
  • Friday 28 February 2020 – Portadown 0 Ballyclare Comrades 2 (Gray, O’Neill)
  • Friday 15 November 2019 – Ballyclare Comrades 0 Portadown 1 (McGrandles)
  • Tuesday 6 August 2019 – Portadown 5 (Duke 3, Lavery, Finnegan) Ballyclare Comrades 0
  • Saturday 12 January 2019 – Ballyclare Comrades 2 (Donnelly, Larkin 0G) Portadown 1 (Larkin)

 

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

  • Friday 28 February 2020 – Portadown 0 Ballyclare Comrades 2 (Gray, O’Neill)
  • Tuesday 6 August 2019 – Portadown 5 (Duke 3, Lavery, Finnegan) Ballyclare Comrades 0
  • Saturday 15 September 2018 – Portadown 3 (Salley, Lavery, Murray) Ballyclare Comrades 1 (Hall OG)
  • Saturday 31 March 2018 – Portadown 2 (Salley 2) Ballyclare Comrades 0
  • Saturday 6 January 2018 – Portadown 1 (McCallum) Ballyclare Comrades 2 (Nixon 2)