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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 23 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Declan Hassan

Portadown home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Loughgall
  •   Conall McGrandles 84'
  •   Aaron Duke 70'
  •   Peter Campbell 54'
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Aaron Duke levelled for Portadown

PORTS COME FROM BEHIND TO SECURE BIG CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Portadown laid down a big marker in the race for the Bluefin Sport Championship title with victory over fellow challengers Loughgall at Shamrock Park.

Matt Tipton's side came from a goal down to defeat the Villagers, remaining five points clear at the top and now nine ahead of Dean Smith's side.

The Ports might have gone in front within the opening minute when Adam Salley almost converted a Liam McKenna cross while, for Loughgall, John Scott tested keeper Bobby Edwards midway through the first half.

Indeed Loughgall enjoyed the better opportunities as the game progressed with Nathaniel Ferris seeing a goalbound effort blocked by Paul Finnegan, Stephen Ferguson then fired over and Jordan Gibson sent a first time shot just too high.

But the Villagers did snatch the lead eight minutes after the break courtesy of a Peter Campbell header after beating Luke Wilson to cross delivered to the back post.

Further chances followed with Campbell and Scott McCullough both firing just wide before, on 70 minutes, Portadown got back on level terms when Aaron Duke got his head to a ball delivered to the edge of the area from just inside the home half despite Jordan Lyttle's best efforts to clear off the line.

Portadown's winner came six minutes from time. McKenna's free-kick on the right was touched onto the crossbar by Gareth Buchanan before the loose ball was cut back in by Duke for Conall McGrandles to bundle home from point blank range.

Portadown: Edwards, Crane, Finnegan, McKenna, Salley, McGrandles, Tipton, Wilson, McNally, Ferris, Bonis subs Lavery (replaced Tipton 55), Duke (replaced Ferris 55), Glackin (not used), Carmichael (replaced Salley 79), McCullough (not used)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Kerr, Scott, Brennan, Lyttle, Ferguson, Malone, S. McCullough, Ferris, Gibson, Campbell subs Smith (not used), Hoey (replaced Malone 75), Dallas (replaced S. McCullough 67), Douglas (replaced Gibson 83), Rea (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 1 Loughgall
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    88'
  • GOAL

    Conall McGrandles

    Portadown

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Lyttle

    Loughgall

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Douglas

    Loughgall

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam McKenna

    Carrick Rangers

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Carmichael

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Malone

    Loughgall

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dale Malone

    Loughgall

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conall McGrandles

    Portadown

    70'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Scott McCullough

    Loughgall

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus Dallas

    Loughgall

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Ferris

    Ards

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    55'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    24'

Portadown

  • Robert Edwards
  • Christopher Crane
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Liam McKenna 80'
  • Adam Salley red substitution 79'
  • Conall McGrandles 70' 84'
  • George Tipton 24' red substitution 55'
  • Luke Wilson 66'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Callum Ferris red substitution 55'
  • Lee Bonis 88'

Substitutes

  • Chris Lavery green substitution 55'
  • Aaron Duke green substitution 55' 70'
  • Brendan Glackin
  • Ryan Carmichael green substitution 79'
  • Dane McCullough

Loughgall

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Conor Kerr
  • John Scott
  • Francis Brennan
  • Jordan Lyttle 83'
  • Steven Ferguson
  • Dale Malone 75' red substitution 75'
  • Scott McCullough red substitution 67'
  • Nathaniel Ferris 35'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 83'
  • Peter Campbell 80' 54'
  • Craig Smith

Substitutes

  • Andrew Hoey green substitution 75'
  • Marcus Dallas green substitution 67'
  • Jamie Douglas green substitution 83'
  • Jamie Rea

Portadown

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Loughgall

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