Match Centre

BetMcLean Cup
Tuesday 5 December 2023 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Portadown home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Loughgall
  •   Eoghan McCawl 68'
  •   Eamon Fyfe 90'
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PORTS GET PAST VILLAGERS TO REACH SEMIS

Portadown progressed to the semi-finals of the BetMcLean Cup with a two-goal defeat of Loughgall at Shamrock Park.

Although neither side managed to find the net in the first half both did have their chances.

Loughgall started the brightest with a Jordan Gibson effort blocked followed soon after by a Tiernan Kelly attempt that failed to hit the target.

For the Ports Mark Russell failed to trouble Berratt Turker from distance, but the visiting keeper was made sweat a few minutes after that when Kenny Kane attempted to lob him from 30 yards following a poor clearance only for the ball to drift wide.

Gibson then turned the ball into the side netting late in the first half but a superb reaction save from home keeper Gareth Buchanan kept the sides level not long after the break when he turned a wayward clearance by Eoghan McCawl onto the crossbar.

Indeed, the Villagers continued to press for the opening goal, coming close again when Jamie Rea and Benji Magee combined for the latter to drag wide from close range.

The deadlock was broken, however, on 68 minutes after Sam Cochrane laid the ball off for McCawl to show great composure and fire past Turker from close range.

Loughgall were reduced to ten men soon after when Alberto Balde was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Dale Montgomery but, not long after that, the Ports also lost a man following Aaron Traynor's second caution of the evening for a foul on Aaron Duke.

But Portadown made sure of their place in the last four when Eamon Fyfe got on the end of a long ball forward to calmly beat Turker.

Portadown: Buchanan, Coyle, Wilson, McCawl, Russell, Kane, Fyfe, Montgomery, Traynor, Bradley, Thompson subs Hogg, Redman, Cochrane, Williamson, McKay, Somerville, Burns

Loughgall: Turker, Rea, Kelly, Andrade, Teggart, Ferris, Gibson, Cartwright, Balde, Carroll, Magee subs Devine, Murdock, Brogan, Hoey, Norton, Boyd, Duke

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 0 Loughgall
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Carroll

    Glenavon

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oran Brogan

    Loughgall

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Russell

    Portadown

    90'
  • GOAL

    Eamon Fyfe

    Portadown

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Portadown

    90'
  •  Red Card

    Aaron Traynor

    Portadown

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Benjamin Magee

    Loughgall

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tiernan Kelly

    Loughgall

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Norton

    Loughgall

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Boyd

    Crusaders

    77'
  •  Red Card

    Alberto Balde

    Loughgall

    70'
  • GOAL

    Eoghan McCawl

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Departed Players

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Cochrane

    Departed Players

    58'

Portadown

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Eoghan McCawl 68'
  • Mark Russell red substitution 90'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Eamon Fyfe 90'
  • Dale Montgomery
  • Aaron Traynor 87'
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 58'
  • Gary Thompson

Substitutes

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Ross Redman green substitution 90'
  • Sam Cochrane green substitution 58'
  • Joe Williamson
  • Joe McKay
  • Scott Somerville
  • Lewis Burns

Loughgall

  • Berraat Turker
  • Jamie Rea
  • Tiernan Kelly red substitution 77'
  • Pablo Andrade
  • Alan Teggart
  • Nathaniel Ferris red substitution 77'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 77'
  • Luke Cartwright
  • Alberto Balde 70'
  • James Carroll red substitution 90+2'
  • Benjamin Magee red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Daniel Devine
  • Ben Murdock
  • Oran Brogan green substitution 90+2'
  • Andrew Hoey green substitution 77'
  • Robbie Norton green substitution 77'
  • Jay Boyd green substitution 77'
  • Aaron Duke green substitution 81'
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