Ports kick off season with Coleraine trip

Pat McGibbon. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Pat McGibbon. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Pat McGibbon will kick off his first full season as Portadown manager with a visit to Coleraine on Saturday, August 6.

The Ports’ opening home date at Shamrock Park will fall on Wednesday, August 10 against Ballinamallard United.

Full pre-split Danske Bank Premiership fixtures for Portadown are as follows (kick-off each Saturday 3 o’clock and midweek 7.45):

AUGUST: 06 - Coleraine (away); 10 - Ballinamallard United (home); 13 - Ards (a); 20 - Glentoran (h); 27 - Crusaders (a).

SEPTEMBER: 03 - Carrick Rangers (h); 10 - Linfield (a); 17 - Ballymena United (h); 24 - Cliftonville (h).

OCTOBER: 01 - Glenavon (a); 08 - Dungannon Swifts (a); 15 - Coleraine (h); 22 - Ballinamallard United (a); 29 - Ards (h).

NOVEMBER: 05 - Glentoran (a); 12 - Crusaders (h); 19 - Carrick Rangers (a); 26 - Linfield (h).

DECEMBER: 03 - Ballymena United (a); 10 - Cliftonville (a); 17 - Dungannon Swifts (h); 26 - Glenavon (h); 31 - Ballinamallard United (a).

JANUARY: 03 - Glentoran (h); 14 - Coleraine (a); 21 - Glenavon (h); 28 - Cliftonville (a).

FEBRUARY: 11 - Ards (h); 17 - Linfield (a); 25 - Crusaders (h).

MARCH: 11 - Ballymena United (a); 18 - Carrick Rangers (a); 25 - Dungannon Swifts (h).