The problems that have engulfed Portadown Football Club deepened last night as a newly established supporters group announced it was refusing to back the election of Yalcin Cubuk as the new chairman of the Shamrock Park side.
And with the Ports due to host Lisburn Distillery in their first home Carling Premiership match of the season tomorrow, the present situation at the club is far from ideal.
Amazingly, the fans are backing Roy McMahon and David Jameson, who stepped down from their positions as chairman and vice-chairman at the end of June.
With a vote of no confidence taken among supporters who have formed the Portadown Concerned Fans group, the gulf between those fans and the men hoping to form a new board has grown wider.
The stability of the club has been in question since McMahon and Jameson stepped down and with shareholders failing to reach an agreement on proposals for a way forward at a meeting last week the uncertainty has grown.
There had been hopes that McMahon would return, but that is a highly unlikely prospect.
Only four board members are currently in place, which is one short of the number required for the club to operate fully.
Another shareholders meeting is due to take place next Tuesday in an attempt to bring to an end the current volatile situation. by STUART McKINLEY