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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 7 December 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Mark Dillon

Portadown home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Ards
  •   Adam Salley 33p'
  •   Lee Bonis 66'
  •   Kym Nelson 69'
football
Lee Bonis doubled Portadown's lead

PORTS CONTINUE CHARGE AT THE TOP

Portadown remain six points clear at the top of the Bluefin Sport Championship thanks to victory over Ards at Shamrock Park.

The Ports might have opened the scoring on ten minutes when Paddy McNally struck the crossbar with a header from a George Tipton corner while, just before the half-hour mark, Lee Bonis did have the ball in the net only for his 'goal' to be ruled out offside.

However, Portadown's opener arrived just five minutes after that. Bonis played his part again when he was hauled back in the box with Adam Salley duly stepping up to beat Brian Neeson from the spot.

That was how it stayed until the 66th minute when Bonis finally got his name on the scoresheet with a simple tap-in into an empty net after Tipton had drawn Neeson off his line.

But Ards responded well, pulling a goal back soon after through Kym Nelson with a scrambled finish on the edge of the six-yard box after William Armstrong had delivered the cross from the left.

Unfortunately for Ards there was no way back with the Ports coming close to a third in the closing moments when Neeson did well to deny Bonis from close range at the left post.

Portadown: Edwards, Crane, Finnegan, Salley, Duke, McGrandles, Tipton, Wilson, McNally, Teggart, Bonis subs Lavery (replaced Tipton 87), McKenna (not used), Carmichael (replaced Duke 74), Ferris (not used), D. McCullough (not used)

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, D. McAllister, E. McAllister, Harris subs McLellan (replaced Harris 66), McIlwrath (not used), McConnell (not used), Calderwood (not used), Magee (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 1 Ards
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    33p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scott McMillan

    H&W Welders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Carmichael

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    TJ Murray

    Ards

    70'
  • GOAL

    Kym Nelson

    Ards

    69'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig Harris

    H&W Welders

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McLellan

    H&W Welders

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kym Nelson

    Ards

    35'

Portadown

  • Robert Edwards
  • Christopher Crane
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Adam Salley 33p'
  • Aaron Duke red substitution 74'
  • Conall McGrandles
  • George Tipton red substitution 87'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Lee Bonis 59' 66'

Substitutes

  • Chris Lavery green substitution 87'
  • Liam McKenna
  • Ryan Carmichael green substitution 74'
  • Callum Ferris
  • Dane McCullough

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan 81'
  • William Armstrong
  • Jaimie McGovern
  • Johnny Taylor
  • TJ Murray 70'
  • Craig McMillen
  • Kym Nelson 35' 69'
  • David McAllister
  • Eamon McAllister
  • Craig Harris red substitution 66'

Substitutes

  • Michael McLellan green substitution 66'
  • Harry McIlwrath
  • Caoimhin McConnell
  • Kyle Calderwood
  • Jared Magee

Portadown

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