This website uses cookies. Please click "Accept and Close" to accept the use of cookies on our website. By continuing to browse our website you consent to the use of cookies on this website.

For more information on how we use cookies please visit our Cookie Policy page, or visit our Privacy notice page for more information on how we manage and use data.

Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Referee: Tim Marshall

Portadown home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Lee Bonis 47'
  •   Ronan Doherty 76'
  •   Daniel Kearns 97'
football
Daniel Kearns celebrates scoring Cliftonville's winner ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

CLIFTONVILLE THROUGH AFTER EXTRA-TIME

Cliftonville progressed to the semi-finals of the BetMcLean League Cup with an extra-time defeat of Portadown at Shamrock Park.

Portadown might have snatched the early advantage when, on five minutes, Oisin Conaty cut in from the right to shoot from the edge of the box when Cliftonville keeper Declan Dunne only gathered at the second attempt.

At the other end Jamie McDonagh tested Jethren Barr with a first time effort followed by a Joe Gormley shot across the face of goal.

The sides traded chances around the half-hour mark. Lee Bonis fired past the right post from the edge of the box from a Conaty pass while Ryan Curran sent an effort straight at Barr from Ronan Doherty's cross.

Cliftonville midfielder Aaron Donnelly then had a chance towards the end of the first half after skipping past a few challenges before firing over the bar.

The deadlock was broken a couple of minutes into the second half. Barr sent a long goal kick up the pitch which the Reds defence failed to claim allowing Adam Salley to have a shot on goal with Bonis reacting quickest to follow up after Dunne made an initial save.

Doherty could have levelled soon after inside a crowded box from which he could only send his shot over the top.

Gormley came close to finding the equaliser with a quarter-of-an-hour to only to strike the crossbar with a header but, just a minute later, Doherty did bring the Reds back into it after connecting with a low cross to the near post with Barr unable to prevent the ball from going in.

The Ports had one last chance to seal the win in normal time after a great ball from Stephen Teggart found Sammie McLeod who carried the ball forward but could only send his shot from outside the box wide of the target.

Cliftonville then booked their place in the last four with the only goal of extra-time courtesy of substitute Daniel Kearns who found the net in the 97th minute.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Finnegan, Tipton, Salley, Bonis, Conaty, Kerr, S. Teggart, McLeod, Jordan subs Doherty (not used), Ruddy (replaced Salley 62), McCallum (replaced Teggart 104), Lavery (replaced Conaty 82), Warde (replaced Tipton 104), Murphy (not used), Wood (not used)

Cliftonville: Dunne, Ives, C. Curran, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, A. Donnelly, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Turner subs O. Donnelly (not used), Foster (replaced C. Curran 114), Casey (not used), Coates (replaced McDonagh 106), Kearns (replaced Ives 66), Moore (not used), Morgan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 2 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    114'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Cliftonville

    114'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    106'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Colin Coates

    Cliftonville

    106'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    104'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    104'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    104'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    104'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    97'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    82'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Ruddy

    Portadown

    62'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    14'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Paul Finnegan
  • George Tipton red substitution 104'
  • Adam Salley red substitution 62'
  • Lee Bonis 14' 47'
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 82'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Stephen Teggart red substitution 104'
  • Sammie McLeod
  • Reece Jordan

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • Michael Ruddy green substitution 62'
  • Adam McCallum green substitution 104'
  • Chris Lavery green substitution 82'
  • Sam Warde green substitution 104'
  • Harry Murphy
  • Michael Wood

Cliftonville

  • Declan Dunne
  • Levi Ives red substitution 66'
  • Chris Curran red substitution 114'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 106'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Jonathan Addis 83'
  • Ronan Doherty 76'
  • Joe Gormley
  • Luke Turner

Substitutes

  • Orann Donnelly
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 114'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Colin Coates green substitution 106'
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 66' 97'
  • Sean Moore
  • Michael Morgan
© Pacemaker Press

Portadown

club-logo
club-logo

Cliftonville

club-logo
club-logo