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Match Centre

BetMcLean Cup
Tuesday 26 October 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Ben McMaster

Portadown home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Ballinamallard United
  •   Lee Bonis 23'
football
Adam Salley and Ryan Morris in action at Shamrock Park ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

ONE GOAL ENOUGH TO SEE PORTS THROUGH

Portadown made it through to the last eight of the BetMcLean League Cup thanks to a one-goal defeat of Championship opponents Ballinamallard United at Shamrock Park.

Lee Bonis scored what proved to be the only goal of the game on 23 minutes after a bright start from the home side which produced early efforts for Chris Lavery and Michael Ruddy while Joshua McIlwaine threatened for the Mallards.

Bonis almost doubled Portadown's lead shortly after scoring but his first time shot from the edge of the box was turned straight at keeper Jamie Ray.

The Mallards could have levelled after half-an-hour but no-one managed to get on the end of a cross from BJ Banda while, at the other end, Bonis just failed to connect with Adam Salley's drive across the face of goal.

Bonis did have the ball in the net again moments later but his header was ruled out offside before a mix up in the home defence presented an opportunity for Banda but keeper Jethren Barr to parry the ball away.

After the break Bonis threatened again before Paul Finnegan tested Ray with an overhead kick. Stephen Teggart then fired over from ten yards with further attempts coming through Ruddy and Sammie McLeod as the Ports chased that crucial second goal.

Indeed, the Ports kept knocking on the door as the game progressed. Bonis was denied once again with just under a quarter-of-an-hour to go when Ray turned a close range effort over with McLeod then skewing the ball wide a few minutes after that.

Then, in the closing minutes, Teggart, Lavery and Salley were all denied again by the Mallards keeper but, in the end, that Bonis finish midway through the first half proved to be enough to set up a quarter-final clash with Cliftonville at Shamrock Park.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Finnegan, McKeown, Lavery, Salley, Bonis, Kerr, Teggart, McLeod subs Doherty (not used), Tipton (replaced Hall 88), Anderson (not used), Warde (replaced McKeown 58), Murphy (not used), Rutkowski (not used)

Ballinamallard United: Ray, Morris, McLaughlin, Arkinson, Henderson, Banda, McIlwaine, McCartney, Kelly, Edgar, Moorehead subs Brown (not used), Keane (not used), D. Byrne (replaced Moorehead 75), McEvoy (replaced Arkinson 75), Morrow (not used), R. Byrne (replaced Edgar 68), Robb (replaced Henderson 86)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 0 Ballinamallard United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Greg Hall

    Ards

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Henderson

    Dergview

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Robb

    Dergview

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Arkinson

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Moorehead

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darragh Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Salley

    Ards

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Callum Moorehead

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sam Warde

    Unregistered Players

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Ruddy

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Unregistered Players

    58'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sammie McLeod

    Unregistered Players

    18'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall red substitution 88'
  • Michael Ruddy 61'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 58'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Adam Salley 74'
  • Lee Bonis 23'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sammie McLeod 18'

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • George Tipton green substitution 88'
  • Harry Anderson
  • Sam Warde 70' green substitution 58'
  • Harry Murphy
  • Igor Rutkowski

Ballinamallard United

  • Jamie Ray
  • Ryan Morris
  • Colm McLaughlin
  • Aaron Arkinson red substitution 75'
  • Gary Henderson red substitution 86'
  • BJ Banda
  • Joshua McIlwaine
  • Jason McCartney
  • Christopher Kelly
  • John Edgar red substitution 68'
  • Callum Moorehead 74' red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Rory Brown
  • Darragh Byrne green substitution 75'
  • Sean McEvoy green substitution 75'
  • Ryan Morrow
  • Reece Byrne green substitution 68'
  • Sam Robb green substitution 86'
  • Rory Keane
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