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Match Centre

Championship
Thursday 26 December 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Lakeview Park

Referee: Peter McGrath

Loughgall home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Portadown
  •   Adam Salley 62'
  •   Lee Bonis 90'
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Matt Tipton's Portadown remain three points clear at the top ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

PORTS WIN DERBY TO STAY THREE CLEAR

Portadown remain three points clear at the top of the Bluefin Sport Championship following an important Boxing Day victory over third placed Loughgall at Lakeview Park.

Loughgall thought they had got off to the ideal start when, as early as the third minute, they found the net through Nathaniel Ferris but his effort was ruled out offside.

And the Villagers had another great chance midway through the first half but Peter Campbell failed to make the most of the opportunity at the back post, with Campbell seeing another effort deflected wide by Ryan Carmichael just after the half-hour mark.

George Tipton came close for the Ports early in the second half but Loughgall keeper Gareth Buchanan did well to make the save.

Portadown began to press more with Paul Finnegan and then Lee Bonis sending efforts straight at Buchanan before, on 59 minutes, Loughgall defender Fra Brennan headed Stephen Teggart's cross against his own post.

However, Adam Salley finally found a way through after 62 minutes with a backpost header past Buchanan from Chris Lavery's well delivered cross.

Then, chasing a second, Lavery was twice denied by Buchanan with Bonis then firing just the wrong side of the right post.

Loughgall searched for the equaliser through Dale Malone, Campbell again and then substitute Jamie Douglas.

But, as the game approached the end, Bonis pounced to make sure for the Ports with a cool finish beyond Buchanan after Carmichael had teed him up from a corner.

Loughgall: Buchanan, Kerr, Rea, Brennan, Lyttle, Ferguson, Malone, S. McCullough, Ferris, Gibson, Campbell subs Soares (replaced Malone 70), Hoey (replaced Rea 85), Copeland (not used), Douglas (replaced Ferguson 75), Smith (not used)

Portadown: Edwards, Crane, Finnegan, Lavery, Salley, Tipton, Wilson, Carmichael, McNally, Teggart, Bonis subs McCallum (not used), Bradley (replaced Lavery 76), Duke (not used), McGrandles (replaced Tipton 80), Ferris (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Loughgall   0 - 2 Portadown
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Finnegan

    Portadown

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Rea

    Loughgall

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall McGrandles

    Portadown

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Bradley

    Portadown

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Ferguson

    Loughgall

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Douglas

    Loughgall

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Malone

    Loughgall

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcio Soares

    Loughgall

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Rea

    Loughgall

    7'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven Ferguson

    Loughgall

    30'

Loughgall

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Conor Kerr
  • Jamie Rea 7' red substitution 85'
  • Francis Brennan
  • Jordan Lyttle
  • Steven Ferguson 30' red substitution 75'
  • Dale Malone red substitution 70'
  • Scott McCullough
  • Nathaniel Ferris
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Peter Campbell

Substitutes

  • Marcio Soares green substitution 70'
  • Andrew Hoey green substitution 85'
  • Richard Copeland
  • Jamie Douglas green substitution 75'
  • Craig Smith

Portadown

  • Robert Edwards
  • Christopher Crane
  • Paul Finnegan 87'
  • Chris Lavery red substitution 76'
  • Adam Salley 62'
  • George Tipton red substitution 80'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Ryan Carmichael
  • Patrick McNally 54'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Lee Bonis 90'

Substitutes

  • Adam McCallum
  • Martin Bradley green substitution 76'
  • Aaron Duke
  • Conall McGrandles green substitution 80'
  • Callum Ferris

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