Match Centre

BetMcLean Cup
Tuesday 7 November 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Tim Marshall

Portadown home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Kenneth Kane 11'
  •   Eamon Fyfe 74'
  •   Mikhail Kennedy 23'
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Eamon Fyfe knocks home Portadown's winner ©Pacemaker Press

PORTS STUN CRUES TO MAKE LAST EIGHT

Portadown produced the result of the night with victory over Crusaders at Shamrock Park to reach the last eight of the BetMcLean Cup.

The Ports moved in front after just 11 minutes when, following a mix-up in the Crues defence, Kenneth Kane found himself through on goal and made no mistake from close range.

Niall Currie's side almost doubled their lead soon after only for Jonny Tuffey to deny Ryan Mayse's strike, before the Crues keeper produced another save to deal with an Eoin Bradley effort from point blank range.

However Mikhail Kennedy levelled for the visitors midway through the first half after slotting home from the edge of the box after Aaron Hogg had come off his line to try to win the ball from Lloyd Anderson.

Ross Clarke could then have edged the Crues in front with a curling 25-yard effort just over the bar while, at the other end, Kane sent the ball just wide as he tried to find the top corner.

The second half was a much less frantic affair, with the only real moment of note coming with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Eamon Fyfe knocked home Portadown's winner with a cool finish between Tuffey's legs to secure a memorable victory for the Championship side.

Portadown: Hogg, Rodgers, Wilson, Chapman, McCawl, Mayse, Kane, Fyfe, Montgomery, Traynor, Bradley subs Wright, Coyle, Redman, Russell, Cochrane, Williamson, McKay

Crusaders: Tuffey, Lowry, Teelan, O'Rourke, M. Kennedy, Winchester, Larmour, Smith, Robinson, Clarke, Anderson subs Kerr, Burns, Weir, B. Kennedy, Forsythe, Owens, Maguire

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 1 Crusaders
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Hogg

    Portadown

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Montgomery

    Portadown

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon Fyfe

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolin Coyle

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Cochrane

    Departed Players

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Robinson

    Departed Players

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    76'
  • GOAL

    Eamon Fyfe

    Portadown

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Traynor

    Portadown

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Portadown

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikhail Kennedy

    Institute

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Crusaders

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Portadown

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kenneth Kane

    Moyola Park

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Departed Players

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Russell

    Portadown

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Teelan

    Crusaders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Departed Players

    36'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Portadown

    25'
  • GOAL

    Mikhail Kennedy

    Institute

    23'
  • GOAL

    Kenneth Kane

    Moyola Park

    11'

Portadown

  • Aaron Hogg 90+1'
  • Christopher Rodgers 25'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Lee Chapman
  • Eoghan McCawl
  • Ryan Mayse 67'
  • Kenneth Kane 66' 11'
  • Dale Montgomery red substitution 87'
  • Aaron Traynor red substitution 72'
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 46'
  • Eamon Fyfe red substitution 87' 74'

Substitutes

  • James Wright
  • Caolin Coyle green substitution 87'
  • Ross Redman green substitution 72'
  • Mark Russell green substitution 46'
  • Sam Cochrane green substitution 87'
  • Joe Williamson
  • Joe McKay

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Philip Lowry
  • James Teelan red substitution 46'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Mikhail Kennedy red substitution 72' 23'
  • Jude Winchester 60' red substitution 72'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Malachy Smith
  • Joshua Robinson 36' red substitution 76'
  • Ross Clarke
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 72'

Substitutes

  • Ryan Kerr
  • Billy Joe Burns green substitution 76'
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 72'
  • Ben Kennedy green substitution 46'
  • Jordan Forsythe green substitution 72'
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 72'
  • Bradley Maguire
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