Ronnie McFall out to earn some derby revenge

Portadown boss Ronnie McFall
Portadown boss Ronnie McFall

Ronnie McFall believes his in-form team can reap a little bit of revenge when they make the short journey to Mourneview Park on Saturday for the third Mid Ulster derby of the season.

Glenavon have enjoyed the bragging rights following their sensational 4-2 in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Shamrock Park earlier this season before edging home 3-2 in a Boxing Day thriller.

“They’ve had the upper hand, there is no question about that,” admitted McFall.

“It’s about time we redressed the balance – that’s if the game goes ahead.

“The weather forecast isn’t great for the weekend, but we’ll put in our usual preparation.

“Glenavon have certainly upped the ante. In fact, it was the first time they’ve beaten us on Boxing Day for 18 years.

“But we’re on a nice little run at present – unbeaten in six games. We’ve won four and drawn two, so we must keep that going.”

McFall’s team have pushed up to fourth position in the Premiership table, only one point adrift of Crusaders, who have played one game less.

“We will take each game as it comes,” said McFall. “The league table looks after itself. We are just concentrating on picking up three points from every match, then we’ll see where that takes us.

“There is a great desire and hunger in the dressing room. The boys’ attitude has been spot on. On our day, we are capable of living with any side in the league.

“Our aim was cementing a top six place. We are now pushing on a little bit more and are now in the top four.

“So, we’ll just keep focusing on the team above us. Three points at Mournview will certainly help our cause.”