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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 26 January 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Steven Gregg

Portadown home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Crusaders
  •   Adam McCallum 39'
  •   Lee Bonis 89'
  •   Declan Caddell 25'
  •   Paul Heatley 49'
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Lee Bonis scored Portadown's late equaliser ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

PORTS FIGHT BACK TO EARN DRAW

Portadown twice fought back from falling behind to earn a share of the spoils with Crusaders at Shamrock Park.
 
Portadown came close to opening the scoring inside the first five minutes when Adam McCallum rattled the crossbar while Sam Warde and Ben Guy were denied on the follow up by keeper Gerard Doherty.
 
With a quarter-of-an-hour gone Crues midfielder Ben Kennedy sent an effort goalbound but it took a deflection off a team-mate before going wide while, at the other end, Lee Bonis just failed to find the target with a half volley.
 
Crusaders moved in front on 25 minutes through Declan Caddell. He slotted into the left corner after a Jordan Owens header wasn't cleared allowing Caddell to beat Jacob Carney with a low shot.
 
The Ports levelled six minutes from the break, however, when McCallum went one better after reacting quickest to the loose ball after Stephen Teggart's effort had cannoned back off an upright.
 
But the Crues regained the advantage early in the second courtesy of Paul Heatley's strike in off the post after he outpaced Barney McKeown on the counter attack.
 
Matt Tipton's side thought they had levelled on a couple of occasions around the hour mark. 
 
A corner from Ben Tilney was touched onto an upright by Kevin Healy before the ball was cleared while, moments after that Crues keeper Doherty did well to palm away a McCallum effort from under the crossbar.
 
Heatley might have extended Crusaders' lead midway through the second half but his near post strike was well dealt with by Carney.
 
However, with only a minute left on the clock, the Ports did grab their equaliser through Lee Bonis after he headed home from close range following Tilney's cross from the left.
 
Portadown: Carney, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Bonis, Guy, Teggart, Warde, Healy, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), Lavery (not used), Tipton (not used), Salley (replaced McKeown 77), Murray (not used), Conaty (replaced Guy 88), Kerr (not used)
 
Crusaders: Doherty, Hegarty, Wilson, Lowry, Kennedy, Caddell, Forsythe, Lecky, Owens, Brown, Heatley subs O'Neill (not used), Weir (replaced Lecky 46), McGonigle (replaced Kennedy 69), Cushley (not used), O'Rourke (not used), Ruddy (not used), McGinley (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 2 Crusaders
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Guy

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rodney Brown

    Coleraine

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    69'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    39'
  • GOAL

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    25'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Greg Hall
  • Adam McCallum 39'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 77'
  • Lee Bonis 89'
  • Ben Guy red substitution 88'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sam Warde
  • Kevin Healy
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Chris Lavery
  • George Tipton
  • Adam Salley green substitution 77'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Oisin Conaty green substitution 88'
  • Nathan Kerr

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 69'
  • Declan Caddell 25'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 46'
  • Jordan Owens
  • Rodney Brown 87'
  • Paul Heatley 49'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 46'
  • Jamie McGonigle green substitution 69'
  • David Cushley
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Reece McGinley

Portadown

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