Portadown are in Clearer Water Irish Cup action this Saturday (3 February) when we face Bangor in the 6th round at Shamrock Park (Kick off 3pm).

Portadown come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Dundela last Saturday at Wilgar Park while Bangor scored an injury time equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Dergview.

In the last round of the Irish Cup Portadown progressed by way of a penalty shoot out against Carrick Rangers while Bangor were 3-1 winners at home to Dergview.

The last time the two clubs met was earlier this season, on 18 November, with Portadown scoring two late goals to earn a point at Clandeboye Park. The last time the two sides met a Shamrock was back in August with the Seasiders picking up all 3 points in a 1-0 win thanks to a Scott McArthur goal.

Portadown and Bangor have met on 12 occassions in the Irish Cup with 9 wins for the Ports and 3 for Bangor. The first Irish Cup meeting between the two came on 9 January 1932 with Portadown winning 3-2 while the most recent Irish Cup game between the clubs came in January 2007 with the Ports romping home to a 6-1 victory at Shamrock Park thanks to a Gary McCutcheon hat-trick and further goals from Kevin Braniff, Marc McCann and Wesley Boyle.

Bangor have won the Irish Cup once, back in 1992/93, while Portadown have lifted the trophy on 3 occasions.

On tomorrows game Niall Currie commented

We look forward to welcoming Bangor to Shamrock Park as it’s going be a great game for sure against a Championship title contender.

Personally it’s great to see Bangor back where they belong and the backing Lee has had from his board but we are here to stand toe to toe with them and I don’t expect my players to take one step back. We’re at home and as I have said many times, we focus on ourselves and if we’re right we fear no team.

I would love to see our 12th man out in huge support for us as I feel the atmosphere around our place is fantastic at the moment.

 

 

 

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Last 5 Head to Heads

  • Saturday 18 November 2023Bangor 2 (Arthurs, Harrison) Portadown 2 (D.Wilson, Fyfe)
  • Friday 25 August 2023 – Portadown 0 Bangor 1 (McArthur)
  • Tuesday 9 October 2012 – Bangor 0  Portadown 4 (Mackle, R.Burns (2), Murray)
  • Saturday 13 January 2007 – Portadown 6 (McCutcheon (3), Braniff, M.McCann, Boyle) Bangor 1 (Morrow)
  • Tuesday 1 March 2005 – Portadown 2 (Feeney, Hamilton) Bangor 1

 

Last 5 at Shamrock Park

  • Friday 25 August 2023 – Portadown 0 Bangor 1 (McArthur)
  • Saturday 13 January 2007 – Portadown 6 (McCutcheon (3), Braniff, M.McCann, Boyle) Bangor 1 (Morrow)
  • Saturday 1 March 2005 – Portadown 2 (Feeney, Hamilton) Bangor 1 
  • Saturday 15 March 1996 – Portadown 4 (Woodsford (2), Kennedy (2)) Bangor 3 
  • Saturday 18 November 1995 – Portadown 4 (Ferguson, McKeown OG, Haylock (2)) Bangor 2 (Bailie, Irwin)

 

We Are Ports TV LIVE will have live coverage of the game against Bangor, the live stream is available at a cost of £7 and can be purchased and viewed via https://portstv.com/register/portadown-vs-bangor-membership/

Online tickets for the game are available via PFC TICKETS – Portadown Football Club (portadownfc.co.uk)While online tickets for matches still remain, a cash gate is also available (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 is the quickest and most convenient way to secure 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 Primary school child admitted to the game for £1 when accompanied by a paying adult – up to 3 with any one paying adult.

A reminder 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:

  • PLEASE BE AWARE OF THOSE AROUND YOU.
  • PLEASE USE APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.
  • BE POSITIVE TOWARDS PEOPLE ON THE PITCH.