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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 3 April 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Shane Andrews

Glentoran home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly 35' 82'
  •   Robbie McDaid 64'
  •   Andrew Mitchell 84'
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Glentoran congratulate double scorer Rory Donnelly ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

GLENS FOUR GOALS TO THE GOOD AT THE OVAL

Glentoran swept to a comfortable four goal defeat of Portadown at The Oval to close the gap on second spot.
 
Mick McDermott's side dominated possession during the early stages of the first half with Robbie McDaid having a go from 20 yards before, a couple of minutes later, sending a Jay Donnelly cross just wide.
 
The Glens did move in front on 35 minutes after Rory Donnelly connected with a ball down the right before beating his mark and curling a sweetly executed 20-yard left-foot drive beyond Gareth Buchanan into the top corner.
 
And moments after that Hrvoje Plum might have added a second only to head straight at the keeper from inside the box.
 
Glentoran kept up the pressure after the break with McDaid having a couple of efforts before the hour while Rory Donnelly headed just past the back post and Ports keeper Buchanan denied Rhys Marshall from point blank range.
 
However it was 2-0 on 65 minutes after McDaid finally found the net at the far post after latching onto a loose ball down the right.
 
Two goals in an as many minutes later in the game made sure the points stayed in East Belfast.
 
Rory Donnelly doubled his tally on 82 minutes after rising highest to nod home Jamie McDonagh's cross to the back post before Andy Mitchell rounded the scoring off with a curling shot from the edge of the box.
 
Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, R. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Marron, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), Gallagher (replaced Plum 77), McDonagh (replaced McDaid 73), Mitchell (replaced J. Donnelly 81), Clucas (not used), O'Connor (not used), Crowe (not used)
 
Portadown: Buchanan, Hall, McKeown, Salley, Bonis, Wilson, Croskery, Guy, Kerr, Warde, Tilney subs Lavery (not used), Tipton (replaced Wilson 90+1), Murray (not used), Teggart (replaced Croskery 68), Conaty (replaced Guy 68), Carney (not used), McCallum (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   4 - 0 Portadown
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    84'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Glentoran

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Glentoran

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Guy

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    68'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    64'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    35'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly 35' 82'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 73' 64'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 77'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher green substitution 77'
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 73'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 81' 84'
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Ciaran O'Connor
  • Joe Crowe

Portadown

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Greg Hall
  • Adam Salley
  • Lee Bonis
  • Luke Wilson red substitution 90+1'
  • Ruairi Croskery red substitution 68'
  • Ben Guy red substitution 68'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde
  • Ben Tilney
  • Barney McKeown

Substitutes

  • Chris Lavery
  • George Tipton green substitution 90+1'
  • Stephen Murray
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 68'
  • Oisin Conaty green substitution 68'
  • Jacob Carney
  • Adam McCallum

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