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Match Centre

Championship
Friday 30 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Bangor Fuels Arena

Referee: Mark Dillon

Ards home-team
2 FT 4
away-team Portadown
  •   Craig McMillen 5' 31'
  •   Conall McGrandles 46' 51'
  •   Stephen Teggart 63'
  •   Ryan Carmichael 90+3'
football
Portadown manager Matthew Tipton ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

PORTS ROAR BACK AFTER TRAILING AT THE BREAK

Portadown staged a remarkable second half comeback to defeat Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

Craig McMillen nodded Ards in front after five minutes when he got his head to the ball following a move down the left.

McMillen doubled his tally on 31 minutes, this time converting a David McAllister cross to put Warren Feeney's side into a strong position.

The Ports pulled a goal back within a minute of the half-time break after Conall McGrandles saw his initial free-kick, won by substitute Ryan Carmichael, blocked by the wall before picking up the rebound and firing past Brian Neeson from 20-yards.

Then, five minutes after that, McGrandles bagged Portadown's equaliser with a curling set piece into the bottom corner after Carmichael was again brought down.

Remarkably, just after the hour, the visitors moved in front. Adam Salley flicked the ball on for Carmichael who, in turn, squared it into the path of Stephen Teggart who coolly proceeded to slot the finish beyond Neeson.

Perhaps fittingly Carmichael then got his name on the scoresheet deep into stoppage time with a great solo after winning possession in his own half, carrying it forward, beating a defender and knocking home Portadown's fourth to cap a superb second half showing from Matthew Tipton's side.

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, McLellan, D. McAllister, Harris, Calderwood subs Fox (not used), D. Wilson (replaced McGovern 66), McConnell (replaced Harris 78), McKee (not used), Shearer (not used)

Portadown: Edwards, Crane, McCallum, Finnegan, Salley, McGrandles, Tipton, Wilson, McNally, Teggart, Bons subs McKenna (replaced Tipton 71), Duke (replaced Salley 87), Glackin (not used), Carmichael (replaced McCallum 46), Ferris (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ards   2 - 4 Portadown
  • GOAL

    Ryan Carmichael

    Unregistered Players

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert Edwards

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig Harris

    H&W Welders

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhin McConnell

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael McLellan

    H&W Welders

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam McKenna

    Ballyclare Comrades

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jaimie McGovern

    Ards

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Wilson

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  • GOAL

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Crane

    Ards

    54'
  • GOAL

    Conall McGrandles

    Ards

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    William Armstrong

    Unregistered Players

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    46'
  • GOAL

    Conall McGrandles

    Ards

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Carmichael

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jaimie McGovern

    Ards

    45'
  • GOAL

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    13'
  • GOAL

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    5'

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan
  • William Armstrong 50'
  • Jaimie McGovern 45' red substitution 66'
  • TJ Murray
  • Craig McMillen 13' 5' 31'
  • Kym Nelson
  • Michael McLellan 75'
  • David McAllister
  • Craig Harris red substitution 78'
  • Kyle Calderwood

Substitutes

  • Darren Fox
  • Dylan Wilson green substitution 66'
  • Caoimhin McConnell green substitution 78'
  • Luke McKee
  • Stephen Shearer

Portadown

  • Robert Edwards 83'
  • Christopher Crane 54'
  • Adam McCallum red substitution 46'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Adam Salley red substitution 87'
  • Conall McGrandles 46' 51'
  • George Tipton red substitution 71'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart 63'
  • Lee Bonis

Substitutes

  • Liam McKenna green substitution 71'
  • Aaron Duke green substitution 87'
  • Brendan Glackin
  • Ryan Carmichael green substitution 46' 90+3'
  • Callum Ferris

Portadown

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