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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 5 December 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Portadown home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
football
Leroy Millar came closest to breaking the deadlock ©PressEye

NO GOALS AT SHAMROCK PARK

Portadown moved off the foot of the table following this scoreless draw with Ballymena United at Shamrock Park.
 
And for Ballymena there was also a positive to be drawn from a fairly low key clash, a fourth successive clean sheet for the often porous Sky Blue defence.
 
The first notable effort of the game arrived after ten minutes when Lee Bonis directed a header at Jordan Williamson from eight yards after getting on the end of a Greg Hall cross.
 
Ballymena then had opportunities through Shay McCartan, Trai Hume and Paul McElroy before, right at the end of the first half, Chris Lavery connected with a ball over the United defence only to send his angled shot the wrong side of the right post.
 
The visitors had the better of the chances in the second half. 
 
Ross Redman was inches away from turning home a Leroy Millar ball on 52 minutes before the roles reversed for Millar to strike the upright from Redman's free-kick.
 
Joshua Kelly then fired over from 30 yards while Ports keeper Benjamin Pierce had to be alert to turn away a swerving effort from distance from McCartan.
 
Ballymena did have the ball in the net right at the end of normal time but Kofi Balmer's 'goal' was ruled out offside.

Portadown: Pierce, Hall, Finnegan, McKeown, Lavery, Salley, Bonis, Wilson, McNally, Teggart, Healy subs Pengelly (not used), McCallum (replaced McNally 33), Tipton (not used), McGrandles (not used), Croskery (not used), Conaty (not used), Kerr (replaced McKeown 67)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Millar, C. Kelly, J. Kelly, McCready subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (not used), McKeown (not used), Winchester (replaced McCartan 81), Harpur (not used), Waide (replaced McCready 70), Ervin (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   0 - 0 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Pierce

    Portadown

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Kerr

    Portadown

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Ballymena United

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    33'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    32'

Portadown

  • Ben Pierce 89'
  • Greg Hall
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 67'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Adam Salley
  • Lee Bonis
  • Luke Wilson
  • Patrick McNally 32' red substitution 33'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Kevin Healy

Substitutes

  • Scott Pengelly
  • Adam McCallum green substitution 33'
  • George Tipton
  • Conall McGrandles
  • Ruairi Croskery
  • Oisin Conaty
  • Nathan Kerr green substitution 67'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis 57'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 81'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Trai Hume
  • Leroy Millar
  • Ciaran Kelly
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Joe McCready red substitution 70'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane
  • Owen McKeown
  • Jude Winchester green substitution 81'
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Ryan Waide 71' green substitution 70'
  • Jim Ervin

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