IRISH LEAGUE: Michael Gault believes Portadown have turned the corner

Portadown's Michael Gault
Portadown's Michael Gault

Midfielder Michael Gault believes the only way is up for his fast-improving Portadown team.

Ronnie McFall’s boys are now on a roll following a horrible run of results and have set their sights on another three points when they face Dungannon Swifts in a Mid Ulster derby at Stangmore Park on Saturday.

The Ports are now unbeaten in four games, which includes wins against Belfast’s Big Two, Linfield and Glentoran. But Gault insists the revival began last month with a victory against unfashionable Carrick Rangers.

“We were 2-0 down and had a man (Garry Breen) sent off – it wasn’t looking good,” said the former Linfield man. “But the boys turned in a storming second half display which earned us a 3-2 win.

“That was the start. After drawing a Ballymena, we’ve now beaten the Blues and Glens. Hopefully, we’ve now turned the corner. We have dug ourselves out of the mess.

“We were shocking in that run of games beforehand – beaten by Warrenpoint, Ballinamallard, Crusaders, Cliftonville and Coleraine. We were dreading going on to the pitch. Our heads were in our boots. But now all the boys are enjoying training – we are all looking forward to games again.”