Action from Inver Park (© Larne Football Club)
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Larne and Portadown earned a point apiece from this big Bluefin Sport Championship clash at Inver Park, a draw whick kept both unbeaten records intact.
Adam Salley fired the Ports in front after 36 minutes with a clinically converted spot-kick, sending Conor Devlin the wrong way, after a Johnny Flynn effort inside the box had been handled.
Larne levelled in first half stoppage time through Martin Donnelly into the top corner from a free-kck on the edge of the area.
The Inver Reds then seized the lead on 70 minutes courtesy of substitute David McDaid after he got on the end of a cross to the near post.
But Portadown earned a point with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after a quickly taken free-kick by Chris Lavery found Adam McCallum at the far post to nod beyond Devlin's reach.
Larne: Devlin, Sule, Finnegan, Kelly, Scullion, Stewart, Donnelly, Tilney, McNally, Cosgrove, Hughes subs Henry (not used), McEleney (replaced Tilney 70), McDaid (replaced Stewart 46), Dougherty (not used), Hassin (replaced Scullion 70)
Portadown: Dunne, McCallum, Flynn, Lavery, Kilmartin, Salley, Braniff, Murray, Hall, Thompson, Mackle subs Blair (not used), Neill (not used), Wilson (replaced Mackle 60), Carmichael (replaced Salley 80), Douglas (replaced Murray 89)
Referee: Mark Dillon
|Martin Donnelly||45 +1|