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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 16 February 2021 (kick off: 7.30 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Andrew Davey

Portadown home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Glentoran
  •   Lee Bonis 49'
  •   Conor McMenamin 2'
  •   Hrvoje Plum 29' (pen)
  •   Jay Donnelly 66'
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Hrvoje Plum doubled Glentoran's lead from the spot ©Declan Roughan/PressEye

CLINICAL GLENS MOVE INTO TOP SIX

Glentoran swept to a composed and controlled victory over Portadown at Shamrock Park.
 
The visitors needed just two minutes to open the scoring after recent signing Conor McMenamin sent a right-footed volley past Jacob Carney after being teed up by Robbie McDaid.
 
Portadown responded positively to going behind with Stephen Teggart flicking on a Sam Warde free-kick which Dayle Coleing only gathered at the second attempt while Ruairi Croskery saw an effort palmed away after getting on the end of a Greg Hall cross.
 
Glentoran almost doubled their advantage on 24 minutes with what would have been McMenamin's second of the evening only for the ball strike an upright and go across the face of goal after Hrvoje Plum had delivered the cross from the right.
 
It was 2-0 just before the half-hour mark. Portadown defender Greg Hall was adjudged to have handled the ball as he tussled with McDaid to get to a Jay Donnelly cross. Not only did Hall concede the penalty but he was also sent-off to reduce the Ports to ten men. Then, once the dust had settled, Plum stepped up to convert the spot-kick despite Carney getting a touch.
 
McMenamin might have added a third soon after with a low shot into the side netting while, not long after that, Carney saved from Donnelly with Plum unable to make the subsequent loose ball count. Then, on the stroke of half-time, Dale Gorman came close with a lobbed effort from the edge of the box which went just over.
 
Plum was denied Glentoran's third goal early in the second half when his fierce cross was well turned away by Carney.
 
But, almost straightaway at the other end, Lee Bonis pulled one back for the Ports after dispossessing Patrick McClean before going past the advancing Coleing to slot into the empty net.
 
Glentoran looked to restore their two-goal lead soon after with McMenamin seeing an effort turned around an upright and Donnelly having a goalbound finish blocked by George Tipton.
 
However, the Glens did extend their advantage again on 66 minutes after Plum did well to find the space to deliver a low ball into the box for Donnelly to slot home from close range.
 
Another chance presented itself when McDaid found himself free inside the box but he uncharacteristically dragged the ball wide before, with ten minutes remaining, Ports defender Eamon Scannell headed the ball off the line just as it was destined for the top corner.
 
Portadown: Carney, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Bonis, Croskery, Guy, Teggart, Warde, Scannell subs Buchanan (not used), Lavery (not used), Tipton (replaced McKeown 46), Murray (not used), Conaty (replaced Tipton 70), Kerr (replaced Guy 31), Healy (not used)
 
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, McCullough, Gallagher, Gorman, McDaid, McClean, McMenamin, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Bigirimana (replaced Plum 76), Stewart (not used), Clucas (not used), Brown (not used), O'Connor (replaced Gorman 68), Smith (replaced Gallagher 88), Crowe (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 3 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Glentoran

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    68'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    66'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Guy

    Portadown

    31'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Kerr

    Portadown

    31'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    29'
  •  Red Card

    Greg Hall

    Portadown

    28'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    2'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Greg Hall 28'
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 46'
  • Lee Bonis 49'
  • Ruairi Croskery
  • Ben Guy red substitution 31'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sam Warde 71'
  • Eamon Scannell

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Chris Lavery
  • George Tipton green substitution 46' red substitution 70'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Oisin Conaty green substitution 70'
  • Nathan Kerr green substitution 31'
  • Kevin Healy

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 88'
  • Dale Gorman red substitution 68'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean
  • Conor McMenamin 2'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 76' 29'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly 66'

Substitutes

  • Gaël Bigirimana green substitution 76'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Rory Brown
  • Ciaran O'Connor green substitution 68'
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 88'
  • Joe Crowe

Portadown

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