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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 18 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Barry Monaghan

Portadown home-team
3 FT 3
away-team Ballinamallard United
  •   Adam Salley 8' 15'
  •   Luke Wilson 90'
  •   Matthew Smyth 45'
  •   Jason McCartney 34'
  •   Christopher Kelly 83'
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©Mervyn Smyth/Ballinamallard United

NO CHANGE AFTER SHAMROCK PARK THRILLER

It's as you were at the top of the Bluefin Sport Championship after Portadown and Ballinamallard United played out an enthralling 3-3 draw at Shamrock Park.

The Ports held a six-point cushion over the Mallards going into the game and after the first quarter-of-an-hour they looked set to stretch that to nine thanks to an Adam Salley brace giving them a two-goal advantage.

He opened the scoring after eight minutes with a finish past John Connolly after Chris Lavery had delivered the ball to the back post, before tapping home a second when the ball fell loose following some good play by Christopher Crane.

The Mallards pulled a goal back just after the half-hour mark through Jason McCartney with an effort into the top corner.

Then, in first half stoppage time, Richard Clarke squandered the chance to level for the Mallards when his spot-kick was saved by Daniel Devine but there was still time for Matthew Smyth to turn home a second for the visitors after the ball had bobbled around the box.

Portadown came close to restoring their lead on 56 minutes when a Salley header struck the post, while further efforts followed through Nathan Cashel, Paddy McNally and Stephen Teggart as both sides searched for the upper hand.

But, with seven minutes left, Ballinamallard thought they had done enough to claim what would have been a crucial three points when Christopher Kelly turned the ball hoe after Cashel had won a header at the back post.

Portadown weren't finished, though, and duly equalised deep into stoppage time when Martin Bradley whipped in a free-kick that Luke Wilson was able to stab over the line to ensure honours ended even in the most dramatic of fashion.

Portadown: Devine, Crane, Finnegan, Lavery, McKenna, Salley, Murray, Tipton, Wilson, McNally, Teggart subs McCallum (not used), Bradley (replaced Tipton 59), Duke (replaced Murray 81), McGrandles (not used), Ferris (replaced McKenna 85)

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McEvoy, McCann, Smyth, Clarke, Campbell, McCartney, Kelly, O'Reilly, Mayse, Morris subs McManus (replaced Mayse 75), Warrington (not used), Edgar (not used), Cashel (replaced O'Reilly 18), Moorehead (replaced McEvoy 81) 

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   3 - 3 Ballinamallard United
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    45+1'
  • GOAL

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam McKenna

    Carrick Rangers

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Ferris

    Ards

    85'
  • GOAL

    Christopher Kelly

    Ballinamallard United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Cashel

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Moorehead

    Ballinamallard United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Duwayne McManus

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Bradley

    Unregistered Players

    59'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Smyth

    Ballinamallard United

    45'
  • GOAL

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    34'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    18'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Unregistered Players

    18'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    15'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    8'

Portadown

  • Daniel Devine
  • Christopher Crane
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Chris Lavery
  • Liam McKenna red substitution 85'
  • Stephen Murray red substitution 81'
  • Adam Salley 8' 15'
  • Luke Wilson 90'
  • George Tipton 45+1' red substitution 59'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart 88'

Substitutes

  • Adam McCallum
  • Martin Bradley green substitution 59'
  • Aaron Duke green substitution 81'
  • Conall McGrandles
  • Callum Ferris green substitution 85'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Sean McEvoy red substitution 81'
  • Ben McCann
  • Matthew Smyth 45'
  • Richard Clarke
  • Ryan Campbell
  • Jason McCartney 34'
  • Christopher Kelly 83'
  • Ryan O'Reilly red substitution 18'
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 75'
  • Ryan Morris

Substitutes

  • Duwayne McManus green substitution 75'
  • Simon Warrington
  • Nathan Cashel 81' green substitution 18'
  • John Edgar
  • Callum Moorehead green substitution 81'

Portadown

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Ballinamallard United

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