CONATY HITS THREE AS PORTS PROGRESS
Oisin Conaty was the hat-trick hero as Portadown hit five past Armagh City at Shamrock Park.
The 19-year-old opened the scoring with just under quarter-of-an-hour on the clock with a deflected effort from the edge of the box.
That was how it stayed until the 59th minute when Conaty bagged his second of the evening after bundling the loose ball over the line from Jonah Mitchell's headed effort against the crossbar.
And he claimed the match ball nine minutes later after hitting the net from another cross.
Jordan Jenkins made it 4-0 with a 76th minute spot-kick before Zach Cowan completed the scoring in off the underside of the bar.
Portadown: Barr, Tlou, Beverland, Upton, Conaty, Archer, Mashigo, Jordan, Mitchell, Jenkins, Cowan subs Stedman (replaced Mashigo 66), McKenna (not used), Moore (replaced Mitchell 66), Evans (not used), Tantale (replaced Jenkins 81), Ovens (replaced Tlou 76), Smyth (not used)
Armagh City: Byrne, King, McConville, Duffy, McCormack, McGibbon, McConnell, Conroy, Conway, McCaffrey, McCann subs Wright (replaced McConville 66), Reilly (replaced McConnell 66), Emerson (replaced King 46), MacGregor (replaced Duffy 81), da Silva Camara (not used), Okaidja (replaced McCaffrey 81), Gaynor (not used)