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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 6 April 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Portadown home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Larne
  •   Lee Bonis 45'
  •   Andy Mitchell 9' (pen)
  •   Ronan Hale 70'
football
Ronan Hale bagged Larne's winner ©Matt Mackey/INPHO

LARNE TOO STRONG FOR PORTS AT SHAMROCK PARK

Goals from Andy Mitchell and Ronan Hale helped Larne defeat Portadown at Shamrock Park.
 
The deadlock was broken as early as the ninth minute. Ruairi Croskery was adjudged to have blocked a Tomas Cosgrove cross from the right with his hands on the edge of the area with Andy Mitchell duly stepping up to convert from the spot.
 
There was a long delay to proceedings following an injury to Ports skipper Luke Wilson and when play resumed John Herron almost doubled Larne's lead with a header from a Dean Jarvis cross but the ball grazed the crossbar.
 
Portadown levelled two minutes into added time at the end of the first half. The ball fell for Lee Bonis on the edge of the box and he showed composure to slot the finish between the legs of keeper Conor Devlin.
 
Larne had chances to regain the lead after the break through Cosgrove, who forced Carney into a diving save from distance, and Luke Wade Slater but he could only fire over after being teed up by Lee Lynch.
 
But Larne's winner did come on 70 minutes courtesy of a sensational strike from Ronan Hale who, from a tight angle on the right, sent a half volley with the outside of his boot into the top left corner to give Carney no chance.
 
Hale almost added a third soon after but Carney reacted with a great reflex save to tip the ball over the bar.
 
Then, with nine minutes left, Hale fired another half volley just wide before soon after at the other end Stephen Teggart came close to the equaliser with a first time effort from outside the box.
 
Portadown: Carney, Hall, Finnegan, McKeown, Salley, Bonis, Wilson, Croskery, Conaty, Kerr, Warde subs Buchanan (not used), Tipton (replaced Wilson 34), Murray (not used), Guy (not used), Teggart (replaced Croskery 68), Healy (not used), Murphy (not used)
 
Larne: Devlin, Watson, Robinson, Herron, McDaid, Donnelly, Lynch, A. Mitchell, Wade Slater, Cosgrove, Jarvis subs C. Mitchell (not used), Sule (replaced Herron 70), Randall (not used), Hale (replaced McDaid 64), McKendry (not used), Hughes (replaced Watson 46), Lusty (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 2 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    70'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    46'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    34'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    34'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    9'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Greg Hall
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown
  • Adam Salley
  • Lee Bonis 45'
  • Luke Wilson red substitution 34'
  • Ruairi Croskery red substitution 68'
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • George Tipton green substitution 34'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Ben Guy
  • Kevin Healy
  • Harry Murphy
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 68'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Albert Watson red substitution 46'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron red substitution 70'
  • David McDaid red substitution 64'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell 9'
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Fuad Sule green substitution 70'
  • Mark Randall
  • Ronan Hale green substitution 64' 70'
  • Conor McKendry
  • Jeff Hughes green substitution 46'
  • Matthew Lusty

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