Chris Lavery (27)


Kyle Neill (OG) (37)
Jimmy Walker (43)
Declan Carville (51)
Mark McCabe (90 1)


Newry's Declan Carville (Picture: Philip Magowan/


Chris Lavery opened the scoring for Portadown just before the half-hour mark when, from a Fra Brennan free-kick into the area, he proved alert to the opportunity to fire past 'keeper Stephen Maguire.

However, the visitors levelled ten minutes later when James Walker's shot bounced around the penalty area before being turned into his own net by Kyle Neill as he attempted to clear.

Then, a couple of minutes from the break, Walker did find the net when Keith Johnston and Mark McCabe combined to release him to fire past John Connolly.

Newry extended their advantage six minutes into the second half after the home defence failed to clear a corner allowing Declan Carville to head home.

And number four came right at the end after McCabe turned Martin Havern's pass beyond the Ports 'keeper.

Portadown: Connolly, Brennan, Neill, McVey, McCallum, Kilmartin, Wilson, Warwick, C. Lavery, S. Lavery, Amuneke subs N. Henderson (replaced Warwick 46), Larkin (not used), Duffin (replaced Amuneke 67), Hazley (not used), Salley (replaced C. Lavery 63)

Newry City: Maguire, McArdle, M. Hughes, Mullen, Boyle, McCann, Walker, Carville, McCabe, S. Hughes, Johnston subs Havern (replaced Johnston 82), Cunningham (not used), McKeown (replaced Mullen 15), Crooks (replaced Walker 90+1), Irwin (not used)

Referee: Neil Robinson

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