|Portadown Match Preview|
|Uploaded Friday, 4th Dec, 2020 at 11:49|
|BALLYMENA United make the journey to Shamrock Park on Saturday afternoon to face Portadown in the Danske Bank Premiership.|
|The sides last met in the Tennent's Irish Cup sixth round at Ballymena Showgrounds in February last year, Adam Salley opening the scoring for Portadown before United hit back through Cathair Friel, Adam Lecky (2) and Jim Ervin to secure a berth in the quarter-finals.|
|Latest results v Portadown (all league unless stated):|
|Ballymena United 4-1 Portadown, Ballymena Showgrounds, 11th February 2019. (Tennent's Irish Cup Round 6)|
|After an opening day league win over derby rivals Glenavon away from home, the Ports have only managed a single point with a draw away to Warrenpoint Town. They've also lost 4 games, leaving them at the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership on goal difference.|
|Similarly, United won their first league game away to derby rivals Coleraine away from home, then went on a run of 4 defeats, before bouncing back with 3 wins out of the last 3 games, keeping clean sheets in each of the wins. This has moved the Sky Blues up the table to 5th spot on 12 points, just 3 behind 3rd placed Crusaders.|
|How to watch:|
|If you wish to watch the game live, you can do so at https://www.247.tv/gaa/niprem/video/1171258-portadown-v-ballymena-united-saturday-5th-dec-2020-15-00pm for £7.|
|Referee: Lee Tavinder. Assistant 1: Gareth Eakin. Assistant 2: George Argyropoulos. 4th Official: Keith Kennedy.|
As per the most recent Covid-19 guidelines, no spectators will be permitted inside the ground.
The match kicks off at 3:00pm.
|Can the Braidmen keep their upturn in fortunes up with an away win against basement side Portadown at Shamrock Park? You can watch the match at the address above, or follow on our SkyBluesLive Twitter feed. Don't forget to cheer on YOUR team wherever you are - Come On Sky Blues!|
|Match Preview by Paul Irwin|
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