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Matt Tipton (33)
Matt Tipton (43p)


Wesley Boyle congratulates Matt Tipton (Picture:


AFTER an uneventful opening period Portadown created the first effort of note on the half-hour mark when Brian Gartland got in a header from a Jamie Tomelty cross.

But, three minutes later, Matt Tipton nipped in to pounce on a poor Kyle Neill back header to open the scoring for the visitors.

Then, with two minutes of the first half left, Brendan Shannon conceded a spot-kick for a foul on Ross Redman with Tipton duly converting to double Portadown's lead.

Tipton came close to securing his hat-trick on 69 minutes with a header against the post from a Tomelty cross while, a minute later, another effort took a rebound off Gartland before being saved by a grateful Andy Coleman.

Glenavon finished the game with ten men following Ciaran Doherty's 89th minute dismissal for a second booking.



Attendance: 1189

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