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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 2 January 2021 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tim Marshall

Glentoran home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Portadown
  •   Patrick McClean 8'
  •   Jay Donnelly 12'
  •   Adam Salley 81'
football

STORMING START HELPS GLENS CLAIM THE POINTS

Two early goals ensured Glentoran began the year on a winning note with victory over Portadown at The Oval.
 
The Glens raced into the lead as early as the eighth minute when Hrvoje Plum's free-kick found Patrick McClean who duly sent a looped header over keeper Ben Pierce into the top left corner.
 
Then, just four minutes later, Jay Donnelly made it 2-0. Rhys Marshall, on his Glentoran debut, delivered a throw-in which Plum then turned towards goal with the rebound falling for Donnelly to slot into the bottom left.
 
Despite a comfortable lead Glentoran continued to create chances with Plum testing Pierce with a couple of efforts from outside the box before Luke McCullough then had a go forcing the keeper into gathering at the second attempt.
 
Portadown did have an opening late in the first half but Stephen Murray could only fire past the right post from the edge of the box, and again with a header not long after the break.
 
Robbie McDaid might have extended Glentoran's lead with a header from a Plum cross but, as the game progressed, the Ports stepped up a gear Stephen Teggart and Greg Hall having shots that went over.
 
The Ports were rewarded for their efforts with nine minutes remaining, however, when Adam Salley hooked the ball home from close range after connecting with a corner.
 
But they couldn't force a second goal in the time left and, indeed, almost conceded a third when substitute Dale Gorman and then McDaid threatened in stoppage time.

Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gallagher, McDaid, McClean, Marron, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs McDonagh (not used), Gorman (replaced Gallagher 76), O'Neill (replaced J. Donnelly 77), R. Donnelly (not used), Clucas (not used), O'Connor (not used), Coleing (not used)
 
Portadown: Pierce, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, Tipton, Bonis, Murray, Wilson, Teggart, Healy, Tilney subs Pengelly (not used), McKeown (replaced Teggart 68), Lavery (not used), Salley (replaced Murray 62), Conaty (replaced Tipton 68), Kerr (not used), Carmichael (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   2 - 1 Portadown
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    87'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    28'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    12'
  • GOAL

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    8'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 76'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean 8'
  • Caolan Marron
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 77' 12'

Substitutes

  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Dale Gorman green substitution 76'
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 77'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Ciaran O'Connor
  • Dayle Coleing

Portadown

  • Ben Pierce
  • Greg Hall
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan
  • George Tipton red substitution 68'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Stephen Murray red substitution 62'
  • Stephen Teggart 28' red substitution 68'
  • Luke Wilson 87'
  • Kevin Healy
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Scott Pengelly
  • Barney McKeown green substitution 68'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Adam Salley green substitution 62' 81'
  • Oisin Conaty green substitution 68'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Ryan Carmichael

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