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Saturday 24th April v. Coleraine (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm


Portadown Match Preview
Uploaded Friday, 26th Feb, 2021 at 15:49

BALLYMENA United travel to Shamrock Park on Saturday afternoon to face Portadown in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The last meeting between the sides was at Shamrock Park in December, the 4th game in United's 8 game unbeaten run, and the lethargic game ended in a goalless draw.
Latest results v Portadown (all league unless stated):
Portadown 0-0 Ballymena United, Shamrock Park, 5th December 2020. Att: Behind Closed Doors
Ballymena United 4-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 11th February 2019. (Tennent's Irish Cup Round 6)
Since the last game between the Ports and United, Portadown have managed a single win, 3-0 away to Dungannon Swifts. They've also suffered 5 defeats and drawn 4 games, leaving them sitting 10th in the table with 12 points, level with Carrick Rangers and Dungannon Swifts, but with a game in hand over the Stangmore outfit.
Ballymena United:
As mentioned earlier, United were in the middle of an 8 game unbeaten run the last time they faced Portadown. It's been a complete turnaround since then, with 5 defeats in a row. 8th place in the Danske Bank Premiership is not deemed good enough for the supporters, and we expect a battling game as both sides will be vying for their first win in what seems an age.
Where to watch the match:
There will be a stream of the match live at 247.tv. If you haven't already created an account, it's recommended you do so as soon as possible, and you'll have to make payment of £7.00 to watch the game.
Match Officials:
Referee: Steven Gregg. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty. 4th Official: Louise Thompson.
Match Information:
No fans will be admitted to Shamrock Park because of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Kick off is 3:00pm.
Can United get back to form on the road on Saturday afternoon and start climbing the table? Tune into 247.tv and get behind YOUR team from the comfort of your sofa - Come On Sky Blues!
Match Preview by Paul Irwin