Match Centre

Championship
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Declan Hassan

Ballinamallard United home-team
4 FT 2
away-team Portadown
  •   Sean McEvoy 31'
  •   Matthew Smyth
  •   Richard Clarke 43p'
  •   Ryan Campbell 69'
  •   Jason McCartney
  •   Christopher Kelly 65'
  •   Ryan O'Reilly
  •   Duwayne McManus
  •   Joshua McIlwaine
  •   Nathan Cashel
  •   Paul Finnegan 45'
  •   Adam Salley
  •   Aaron Duke 63'
  •   George Tipton
  •   Patrick McNally
  •   Chris Lavery
  •   Ryan Carmichael
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Ryan Campbell scored Ballinamallard's fourth goal ©Andrew Paton/PressEye.com

MALLARDS CLOSE GAP AT TOP TO THREE POINTS

Ballinamallard United closed the gap at the top of the table to three points with victory over leaders Portadown at Ferney Park.

Sean McEvoy opened the scoring for the Mallards with just over half-an-hour on the clock with a curling effort into the top corner beyond the reach of keeper Bobby Edwards following some good work down the right.

It was 2-0 a couple of minutes before the interval when Richard Clarke scored from the spot despite Edwards getting a hand to the ball but, right on the stroke of half-time, Paul Finnegan pulled a goal back for the visitors when he rose highest to send a glancing header into the bottom right from George Tipton's corner.

Then, on 65 minutes, Portadown levelled through Aaron Duke's nodded finish from another Tipton delivery.

However, just moments later, the Mallards regained the advantage through Chris Kelly who got to the ball ahead of Edwards to touch it over the line.

And, to cap a frantic few minutes, Ryan Campbell grabbed Ballinamallard's fourth not long after that after getting behind the Portadown defence to fire into the top corner.

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McEvoy, McCann, Taheny, Smyth, Clarke, Campbell, McCartney, Kelly, Edgar, O'Reilly subs McManus (replaced Kelly 86), McIlwaine (replaced McEvoy 78), Warrington (not used), Cashel (replaced McCartney 66), Holder (not used)

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

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   4 - 2 Portadown
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Kelly

    Ballinamallard United

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Duwayne McManus

    Ballinamallard United

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Ballinamallard United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Carmichael

    Portadown

    74'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    66'
  • GOAL

    Christopher Kelly

    Ballinamallard United

    65'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Smyth

    Ballinamallard United

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Duke

    Dollingstown

    60'
  • GOAL

    Paul Finnegan

    Portadown

    45'
  • GOAL

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    31'
  • GOAL

    Richard Clarke

    Ballinamallard United

    0'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Sean McEvoy red subsititutions  78  31
  • Matthew Smyth 61
  • Richard Clarke  43p
  • Ryan Campbell  69
  • Jason McCartney red subsititutions  66
  • Christopher Kelly red subsititutions  86  65
  • John Edgar
  • Ryan O'Reilly 82
  • Ben McCann
  • Ross Taheny

Substitutions

  • Duwayne McManus green subsititutions  86
  • Joshua McIlwaine green subsititutions  78
  • Simon Warrington
  • Nathan Cashel green subsititutions  66
  • Alex Holder

Portadown

  • Robert Edwards
  • Christopher Crane
  • Paul Finnegan  45
  • Adam Salley 90
  • Aaron Duke 60 red subsititutions  74  63
  • Conall McGrandles
  • George Tipton red subsititutions  74
  • Luke Wilson
  • Patrick McNally 77
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Lee Bonis

Substitutions

  • Chris Lavery green subsititutions  74
  • Liam McKenna
  • Gary Millar
  • Ryan Carmichael green subsititutions  74
  • Callum Ferris

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