Coleraine v Portadown match preview | Danske Bank Premiership | Saturday 14 January 2023

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Portadown are back in Danske Bank Premiership action this Saturday (14 Jan) when we travel to the Showgrounds to take on Coleraine, kick off 3pm.

Coleraine come into the game following a 2-1 victory over Newry City AFC in midweek and are now 10 games unbeaten in league and cup and have only suffered 1 defeat in their last 14 games. The Ports come into the game following a 2-0 victory over Banbridge Town in the Irish Cup.

The last meeting between the two clubs was back in October 2022 with Coleraine running out 4-0 winners at the Showgrounds thanks to goals from Paddy McNally OG, Lee Lynch, Matthew Shevlin and James McLaughlin.

Portadown’s victory over Coleraine back in March last season was their first win over the Bannsiders since 2016, for a victory at the Showgrounds however you’ve to go all the way back to New Years Day 2015 and a 1-0 win thanks to a Mark McAllister header. Coleraine have won 11 of the last 14 (one of these being an automatic 3-0 win) Premiership meetings between the sides.

Ports manager Niall Currie will have new signing Benny Igiehon available for selection following his move from Dundela last night.

Portadown Manager Niall Currie gives us his thoughts on the game below 

Bar Josh Archer who is struggling with flu and Cathair Friel who is unavailable due to his loan agreement we should have everyone available for the game.

With Jordan Jenkins returning to Glentoran and Igor on loan at Knockbreda we’re still trying to squeeze that other striker in if we possibly can but I doubt we’ll get it done and over the line for the weekend.

Hopefully Josh (Archer) is ok to start, we’re looking forward to the game and are playing decent with a nice run of form and a great atmosphere around the place at the minute so we’ll go the Showgrounds with a positive mindset and give it everything we have against a top top side.

 

The officials are – Referee – Steven Gregg  / Assistant 1 – Stephen Bell  / Assistant 2 – Gavin Hegarty  / 4th official – Tim Marshall


Online tickets available via
 https://colerainefc.com/ticketing/

 

Form (LAST FIVE IN THE PREMIERSHIP– MOST RECENT GAME LAST)

  • Coleraine – W, W, W, D, W
  • Portadown –  W, W, L, L, D

 

Last Five Head to Head

  • Saturday 29 October 2022 – Coleraine 4 (McNally OG, Lynch, Shevlin, McLaughlin) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 20 August 2022 – Portadown 0 Coleraine 2 (Shevlin 2)
  • Saturday 19 March 2022 – Portadown 2 (Salley, Anderson) Coleraine 0
  • Saturday 5 February 2022 – Coleraine 2 (Kane, Carson) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 15 January 2022 – Portadown 0 Coleraine 0

 

Last Five Head to Head at the Showgrounds (All competitions)

  • Saturday 29 October 2022 – Coleraine 4 (McNally OG, Lynch, Shevlin, McLaughlin) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 5 February 2022 – Coleraine 2 (Kane, Carson) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 30 October 2021 – Coleraine 2 (Finnegan OG, Shevlin) Portadown 0
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Coleraine 2 (Doherty (x2 pens)) Portadown 0
  • Saturday 6 February 2021 – Coleraine 1 (Nixon) Portadown 1 (Salley)

 

SUPPORTERS CLUBS TRAVELLING:

  • Eden Reds – Departing Gary’s Bar at 12:30pm
  • PFC Travel Club – Departing Shamrock Park at 12:45pm & at J.D Tipler’s at 12:50pm – Limited spaces for non members
  • Richhill Reds – Departing the Square in Richhill at 12:45pm & Portadown at 1pm

 


INTERNATIONAL VIEWERS


If you are outside the UK and Ireland you can still view the action via the Eleven Sports and OneFootball platforms. This week’s international streamed games include Coleraine v Portadown


MATCHDAY ADMISSION

  • Portadown fans enter via Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Away team and directors park at the back of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Mini buses can also park at the back ground of the ground using Hillman’s Way (Gate H).
  • Cars can be parked at Vineyard.
  • No ticket means no entry.

Please be aware there might be a staggered egress from the ground – away fans will leave first followed by the Jack Doherty Grandstand and the Railway End and uncovered section.

Meanwhile, fans are reminded of the spectator behaviour legislation and those who fall foul of throwing articles capable of causing injury, indecent, sectarian or discriminatory chanting, possession of fireworks/flares etc or possessing of alcohol on prescribed vehicles en route to a regulated match face being banned from matches, arrest, fines or imprisonment.

Please be aware that in order to get as large a crowd in as possible, stewards have been given additional instructions to prevent overcrowding in certain areas. Please follow any instructions given to you by stewards, it’s for your safety

We would like to thank supporters of both clubs for their co-operation.



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