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No better time for Portadown to break Shamrock Park duck than in big festive derby, says Matthew Tipton

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Matthew Tipton’s side have yet to win a Premiership game at Shamrock Park this season

Matthew Tipton’s side have yet to win a Premiership game at Shamrock Park this season

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Matthew Tipton’s side have yet to win a Premiership game at Shamrock Park this season

Christmas came early for Portadown manager Matthew Tipton when the Northern Ireland Executive veered away from imposing crowd restrictions on the festive derby clash with Glenavon.

The Ports boss, who had called for matches on the biggest day in the Danske Bank Premiership calendar to be postponed if numbers were cut, is now relishing sending his team out in front of a full house at Shamrock Park.


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