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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 13 February 2021 (kick off: 5.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Portadown home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Adam McCallum 90'
  •   Rory Hale 61'
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Adam McCallum and Ryan Curran contest a header ©Kelvin Boyes/PressEye

McCALLUM HEADS PORTS TO LATE POINT

A late Adam McCallum goal earned Portadown a point from Cliftonville's visit to Shamrock Park in a game put back to 5pm to allow the ground staff as much opportunity as possible to make the pitch playable.
 
Portadown made the brighter start to what was a cautious opening to the game with Chris Lavery testing Aaron McCarey with a cross before Eamon Scannell had a go from distance, while Ben Tilney fired over from outside the area.
 
The Ports continued to create the better of what few chances were created with Oisin Conaty sending the ball over with a first time drive.
 
At the other end, just after the half-hour mark, Paul O'Neill knocked the ball into the box for Rory Hale only for his close range effort to be blocked.
 
Cliftonville created more after the break, O'Neill beat Paul Finnegan to the ball before finding Hale whose initial effort was blocked with O'Neill sending the follow up straight at Jacob Carney.
 
O'Neill then sent an effort across the face of goal and past the far post, and Ryan Curran saw an effort blocked by Finnegan.
 
But the visitors did move in front on 61 minutes following a period of pressure, Hale finishing from close range with left-foot after Carney had made a series of saves.
 
Portadown came close to levelling with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining with skipper Finnegan seeing his close range shot blocked from Sam Warde's delivery.
 
However, only a superb stop by Carney kept Cliftonville from doubling their lead moments later when he was forced into a full stretch dive to tip Ronan Doherty's long range strike over the bar.
 
Stephen Murray had the ball in the net on 81 minutes but this was ruled out offside.
 
Matt Tipton's side did bag their equaliser in the closing moments, however, when Adam McCallum headed past McCarey from Tilney's corner delivered towards the near post.

Portadown: Carney, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Lavery, Tipton, Bonis, Conaty, Scannell, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), Murray (replaced Lavery 69), Guy (not used), Teggart (not used), Kerr (not used), Warde (replaced Tipton 69), Cowan (not used)
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Doherty, Hale, Lowe, O'Neill, Coffey subs Dunne (not used), O'Connor (replaced Coffey 73), McCrudden (replaced O'Neill 84), Foster (not used), Casey (not used), Kearns (not used), Teggart (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 1 Cliftonville
  • GOAL

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Greg Hall

    Portadown

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barry Coffey

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    69'
  • GOAL

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    56'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Greg Hall 85'
  • Adam McCallum 90'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown
  • Chris Lavery red substitution 69'
  • George Tipton red substitution 69'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Eamon Scannell
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 69'
  • Ben Guy
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde green substitution 69'
  • Zach Cowan

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Ryan O'Reilly 56'
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Rory Hale 61'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 84'
  • Barry Coffey red substitution 73'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 73'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 84'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Eoin Teggart

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