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Match Centre

Championship
Friday 28 February 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Portadown home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Ballyclare Comrades
  •   Adam Gray 1'
  •   Nathan O'Neill 14'
football

BALLYCLARE STUN PORTS WITH EARLY DOUBLE

Ballyclare Comrades shocked league leaders Portadown with two early goals to claim victory at Shamrock Park.

The visitors needed just 20 seconds to move in front when Andy Gray found the net from close range after connecting with Thomas Robinson's cross from the right.

Then, on 14 minutes, Robinson provided the decisive ball again after his delivery was pushed out by keeper Benjamin Pierce only as far as Nathan O'Neill who duly smashed it into the net from nine yards.

The shell shocked Ports offered up a few half chances but none really threatened until Paddy McNally turned a header just the wrong side of the post followed by a fierce drive from Stephen Teggart which Ben McCauley turned away for a corner.

Home skipper Luke Wilson was unlucky just before the break when, following a scramble in the box, his hooked effort fell just wide.

The Ports crafted their next meaningful effort midway through the second half when Callum Ferris was sent clear but he couldn't produced a strong enough finish to trouble McCauley while, soon after, Stephen Murray could only look on as his shot across the face of goal drifted wide of the right post.

Portadown: Pierce, Crane, Finnegan, Lavery, Salley, Murray, Tipton, Wilson, Carmichael, McNally, Teggart subs McAdams (not used), McCallum (not used), McGrandles (replaced Crane 73), Ferris (replaced Tipton 75), McVeigh (replaced Lavery 87)

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, Woods, McCune, McIlveen, McCart, Robinson, J. Dobbin, Donnelly, Gray, Malone, O'Neill subs Wilson (not used), Barr (replaced O'Neill 83), Mathieson (replaced Robinson 73), Hagan (replaced Donnelly 90+1), Cooper (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   0 - 2 Ballyclare Comrades
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben McCauley

    Ballyclare Comrades

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kevin Hagan

    Unregistered Players

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum McVeigh

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Barr

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Curtis Woods

    Ballyclare Comrades

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Crane

    Portadown

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall McGrandles

    Portadown

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tom Mathieson

    Unregistered Players

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Malone

    Ballyclare Comrades

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Crane

    Portadown

    30'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    25'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Ferris

    Ards

    25'
  • GOAL

    Nathan O'Neill

    Ballyclare Comrades

    14'
  • GOAL

    Adam Gray

    Ballyclare Comrades

    1'

Portadown

  • Ben Pierce
  • Christopher Crane 30' red substitution 73'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Chris Lavery red substitution 87'
  • Adam Salley
  • Stephen Murray
  • George Tipton red substitution 25'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Ryan Carmichael
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart

Substitutes

  • Adam McCallum
  • Conall McGrandles green substitution 73'
  • Callum Ferris green substitution 25'
  • Callum McVeigh green substitution 87'
  • Aidan McAdams

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley 90+2'
  • Curtis Woods 82'
  • Lee McCune
  • Samuel McIlveen
  • Adam McCart
  • Thomas Robinson
  • John Brendan Dobbin
  • Gary Donnelly
  • Adam Gray 1'
  • Jordan Malone 35'
  • Nathan O'Neill 14'

Substitutes

  • Oisin Barr green substitution 83'
  • Tom Mathieson green substitution 73'
  • Kevin Hagan green substitution 90+1'
  • Kurt Cooper
  • Louis Wilson

Portadown

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Ballyclare Comrades

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