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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 23 March 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Andrew Davey

Carrick Rangers home-team
5 FT 3
away-team Portadown
  •   Daniel Kelly 13'
  •   Cathair Friel 22' 63'
  •   Caolan Loughran 32' (pen)
  •   Kyle Cherry 70'
  •   Ben Guy 3'
  •   Lee Bonis 11'
  •   Adam Salley 85'
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Cathair Friel scored twice for Carrick Rangers ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

CARRICK AND PORTS SERVE UP EIGHT GOAL THRILLER

Carrick Rangers stormed back from going behind to two early goals to defeat Portadown at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
 
The game got off to a blistering start when Ben Guy fired the Ports in front as early as the third minute with a curling effort past Aaron Hogg from the edge of the area into the far corner.
 
It was 2-0 on 11 minutes with Lee Bonis finding the net after pouncing on a loose ball after the home defence failed to clear a Sam Warde free-kick.
 
But Carrick responded almost immediately through Daniel Kelly with a half volley from the edge of the box.
 
And they got back on level terms on 22 minutes courtesy of Cathair Friel after he got free of the defence to squeeze the finish past Jacob Carney.
 
Remarkably, Carrick then edged in front themselves just after the half-hour mark. Ports defender Paul Finnegan was adjudged to have fouled Lloyd Anderson and from the spot-kick that followed Caolan Loughran stepped up to convert.
 
The scoring continued on 63 minutes when Friel bagged his second of the evening after he found some space in the box from a free-kick and controlled the ball to send a decisive finish beyond Carney.
 
Carrick extended their lead further still eight minutes after that with Kyle Cherry becoming the latest player to get his name on the scoresheet after getting a slight touch to direct home Lee Chapman's delivery into the bottom corner.
 
The visitors pulled one back with five minutes remaining to cap a memorable evening when Guy touched the ball off for Adam Salley to convert from close range.
 
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Rodgers, Loughran, Chapman, Kelly, Gordon, Cherry, Gibson, Anderson, Friel subs McKinty (not used), Forsythe (not used), Glendinning (replaced Cherry 75), Millar (not used), Jenkins (replaced Gibson 77), McMullan (not used), Storey (replaced Anderson 75)
 
Portadown: Carney, McCallum, Finnegan, Bonis, Murray, Wilson, Guy, Kerr, Warde, Healy, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), Hall (not used), McKeown (replaced Warde 65), Tipton (not used), Salley (replaced Finnegan 69), Croskery (replaced Bonis 72), Jordan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   5 - 3 Portadown
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glentoran

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Glendinning

    Carrick Rangers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerard Storey

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    72'
  • GOAL

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Finnegan

    Portadown

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    65'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Coleraine

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kevin Healy

    Unregistered Players

    43'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    32'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    29'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Coleraine

    22'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    13'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    11'
  • GOAL

    Ben Guy

    Unregistered Players

    3'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale
  • Daniel Kelly 29' 13'
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Lee Chapman
  • Cathair Friel 22' 63'
  • Steven Gordon
  • Caolan Loughran 32'
  • Kyle Cherry 62' red substitution 75' 70'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 77'
  • Lloyd Anderson 54' red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Geoff McKinty
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Reece Glendinning green substitution 75'
  • Jack Millar
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 77'
  • Corey McMullan
  • Gerard Storey green substitution 75'

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan red substitution 69'
  • Ben Guy 3'
  • Lee Bonis 31' red substitution 72' 11'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Luke Wilson
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde red substitution 65'
  • Kevin Healy 43'
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Greg Hall
  • Barney McKeown green substitution 65'
  • George Tipton
  • Adam Salley green substitution 69' 85'
  • Ruairi Croskery green substitution 72'
  • Reece Jordan

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