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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 27 August 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 1422

Referee: Ian McNabb

Portadown home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Paul Finnegan 90+1'
  •   Michael O'Connor 90+4'
football
©Philip Magowan/INPHO

STOPPAGE TIME DRAMA AT SHAMROCK PARK

Portadown and Glenavon shared the points and injury time goals in a frantic finish to the first Mid Ulster derby of the season at Shamrock Park.
 
Glenavon had the ball in the net as early as the second minute when Matthew Fitzpatrick sent an overhead kick past Harry Doherty but he was offside from Peter Campbell's cross.
 
Indeed, the visitors had the better of the scoring opportunities during the first half. Daniel Purkis dragged an effort wide of the left upright from the edge of the box while Ports defender Adam McCallum bravely blocked a Kyle Beggs volley not long after that.
 
Portadown's best of the opening 45 minutes came in the latter stages through Lee Bonis but his header from Stephen Teggart's cross went the wrong side of the right post.
 
Glenavon might have edged in front just before the break courtesy of James Singleton's header from a Campbell corner but Doherty did well to palm the ball to safety at the near post.
 
After the break Ruairi Croskery twice came close for the Ports, one header over the bar around the hour mark and another off an upright with eight minutes to go.
 
However, all the real drama was saved for stoppage time.
 
In the 91st minute Paul Finnegan looked to have handed Portadown the points at the back post after tapping home a Croskery ball but, three minutes after that, Michael O'Connor wrapped the game with a thumping finish with a free-kick into the top corner to snatch a late, late leveller for Gary Hamilton's side.
 
Portadown: Doherty, Hall, Ruddy, McCallum, Finnegan, Tipton, Bonis, Jackson, Croskery, Teggart, McLeod subs Brown (not used), McKeown (not used), Salley (replaced Jackson 89), Conaty (not used), Glenfield (not used), Murphy (not used), Creighton (not used)
 
Glenavon: Brown, Haughey, O'Connor, Purkis, Campbell, Beggs, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Wallace, Singleton, Ward subs A. Doyle (not used), Waterworth (replaced Purkis 62), Hall (not used), Harmon (not used), O'Mahony (not used), J. Doyle (replaced Beggs 79), Garrett (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 1 Glenavon
  • GOAL

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    90+4'
  • GOAL

    Paul Finnegan

    Portadown

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oran Jackson

    Portadown

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Beggs

    Glenavon

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doyle

    Glenavon

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Ruddy

    Portadown

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Glenavon

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Oran Jackson

    Portadown

    34'

Portadown

  • Harry Doherty
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy 73'
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan 90+1'
  • George Tipton 53'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Oran Jackson 34' red substitution 89'
  • Ruairi Croskery
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sammie McLeod

Substitutes

  • Rian Brown
  • Barney McKeown
  • Adam Salley green substitution 89'
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Samuel Glenfield
  • Harry Murphy
  • Matt Creighton

Glenavon

  • Declan Brown
  • Mark Haughey
  • Michael O'Connor 90+4'
  • Daniel Purkis red substitution 62'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Kyle Beggs red substitution 79'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Danny Wallace
  • James Singleton
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Andrew Doyle
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 62'
  • Andy Hall
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • Josh Doyle green substitution 79'
  • Robert Garrett
© Philip Magowan/INPHO

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