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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 27 February 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Steven Gregg

Portadown home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Sam Warde 28'
  •   Shay McCartan 41'
  •   Ross Redman 83'
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Ross Redman netted Ballymena's late winner ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

LATE WINNER SEES SKY BLUES HALT SLIDE

Ross Redman netted the late winner for Ballymena United as they halted their losing streak with victory over Portadown at Shamrock Park.
 
United started much the brighter of the two sides, creating early chances through Jude Winchester, saved by Jacob Carney, and Ryan Waide who fired wide.
 
Further openings came as the first half progressed as Paul McElroy plus Waide and Winchester again all threatened.
 
However the deadlock was broken in Portadown's favour on 28 minutes after Ben Tilney found Sam Warde on the edge of the box who, in turn, sent a side foot volley past Ross Glendinning into the top corner.
 
Ballymena responded well to going behind eventually levelling four minutes from the break courtesy of Shay McCartan who sent a sweetly struck right-foot drive beyond Carney into the bottom corner.
 
And the visitors might have edged in front soon after but Carney did well to make two quick saves to deny Sean Graham and McCartan again.
 
McCartan was a danger again on 55 minutes but, on this occasion, Carney produced a one-handed save before being called into once more again to deal with a low Winchester effort.
 
Portadown then enjoyed a purple patch with Luke Wilson finding himself through one-on-one but was matched by a great Glendinning stop before Lee Bonis connected with a Nathan Kerr cross but sent his effort just over.
 
At the other end Carney had to be alert to deny Waide from close range but he was finally beaten again with seven minutes remaining after Redman hooked home the winner following a scramble for the loose ball inside the box.
 
Portadown: Carney, McCallum, Finnegan, Salley, Bonis, Wilson, Guy, Kerr, Warde, Scannell, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), McKeown (replaced Wilson 75), Lavery (not used), Murray (replaced Salley 84), Teggart (replaced arde 82), Conaty (not used), Healy (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Glendinning, Redman, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, McGrory, Hume, Kelly, S. Graham, Wylie subs D. Graham (not used), T. Kane (replaced McCartan 90+2), Knowles (replaced Wylie 89), Ervin (not used), Beattie (not used), McCready (replaced Waide 82), Farquhar (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 2 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    84'
  • GOAL

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Trai Hume

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    59'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    41'
  • GOAL

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    28'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Adam Salley red substitution 84'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Luke Wilson 66' red substitution 75'
  • Ben Guy
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde 59' red substitution 82' 28'
  • Eamon Scannell
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Barney McKeown green substitution 75'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 84'
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 82'
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Kevin Healy

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 90+2' 41'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Ross Redman 83'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 82'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Trai Hume 76'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Sean Graham
  • Ben Wylie red substitution 89'

Substitutes

  • Dylan Graham
  • Tony Kane green substitution 90+2'
  • James Knowles green substitution 89'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Spencer Beattie
  • Joe McCready green substitution 82'
  • Craig Farquhar

Portadown

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Ballymena United

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