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Portadown Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 2nd Dec, 2016 at 12:39

BALLYMENA United host Portadown at the Showgrounds in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the sides met was in September at Shamrock Park, United running out 2-0 winners with first half goals from Kyle Owens and Johnny McMurray.
Kyle Owens after scoring the 1st goal in the game in September
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Latest results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
Portadown 0-2 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 17th September 2016. Att: 721
Ballymena United 0-2 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 30th April 2016. Att: 859
Portadown 3-4 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 1st January 2016. Att: 669
Ballymena United 1-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 21st November 2015. Att: 681
Portadown 3-2 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 10th October 2015. Att: 645
Johnny McMurray scored the 2nd goal in the game in September
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Portadown still sit bottom of the table on -1 points and since the last game between the sides, have won only 1 league game, drawing 2 and losing 7 along the way. They were hammered 5-0 by Linfield at Shamrock Park last weekend. Niall Henderson will miss the game through suspension after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season against Carrick Rangers.
Ballymena United:
In the same period United have won 5 league games, drawn 1 and lost 4, and have had a series of injuries over the last few weeks. They lost 2-0 to Cliftonville at Solitude last weekend, and 4-1 at home to Dungannon Swifts the previous weekend.
Junior Sky Blues:
The Junior Sky Blues are holding their Christmas party in the Des Allen Suite before the game, starting at 1:00pm. For more details please click here.
Annual Carol Service:
The annual Ballymena United Carol Service will take place in the Des Allen Suite immediately after the game, conducted by Club Chaplain Alistair Beattie. For more details please click here.
Match Officials:
Referee: Keith Kennedy. Assistant 1: Stephen Bell. Assistant 2: Ryan Kelsey. 4th Official: Declan Hassan.
Match Information:
Admission is payable at the gate.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Can the Sky Blues get back on form against the bottom team in the league? As always a loud and proud home support would be greatly appreciated, so make your way to the Showgrounds and get behind the team!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin