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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 11 September 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 1345

Referee: Tony Clarke

Portadown home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Ruairi Croskery 12'
  •   Lee Bonis 44'
  •   Christy Manzinga 23' 85'
  •   Matt Green 67'
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Christy Manzinga celebrates scoring for Linfield ©Declan Roughan/INPHO

MANZINGA DOUBLE GIVES BLUES THE EDGE

Linfield were forced to twice come from behind to eventually edge out Portadown at Shamrock Park.
 
The Ports moved in front after 12 minutes through Ruairi Croskery who was on hand to knock home the loose ball after a Sam Warde corner wasn't cleared.
 
Linfield levelled midway through the first half when Billy Chadwick teed up Christy Manzinga to send the ball through the legs of keeper Harry Doherty.
 
Manzinga then came close to putting Linfield into the lead around the half-hour mark but his header from Trai Hume's cross came back off the bar.
 
Portadown regained the advantage just before the break when, after some good work from Stephen Teggart, Lee Bonis was perfectly placed to head past Chris Johns.
 
Back came Linfield, however, on 67 minutes with Matt Green's first goal for the club after he met Kirk Millar's cross to turn it beyond Doherty.
 
But it fell to Manzinga to claim the win for the visitors with five minutes to go when he got past a defender before unleashing a powerful drive into the net despite the home keeper getting a hand to the ball.
 
Portadown: Doherty, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, Bonis, Conaty, Kerr, Croskery, Teggart, McLeod, Warde subs Barr (not used), Tipton (replaced McLeod 68), Salley (replaced Warde 78), Anderson (not used), Glenfield (not used), Jordan (not used), Murphy (not used)
 
Linfield: Johns, Newberry, Shields, Callacher, Millar, Hume, Manzinga, M. Clarke, Mulgrew, Chadwick, Palmer subs Walsh (not used), Roscoe-Byrne (not used), Stewart (replaced Palmer 62), Fallon (not used), Donnelly (not used), Salam (replaced Manzinga 88), Green (replaced Chadwick 62)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   2 - 3 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ahmed Salam

    Linfield

    88'
  • GOAL

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Trai Hume

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sammie McLeod

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Portadown

    68'
  • GOAL

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sammie McLeod

    Portadown

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Chadwick

    Linfield

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Linfield

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matt Green

    Linfield

    62'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    35'
  • GOAL

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    23'
  • GOAL

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    12'

Portadown

  • Harry Doherty
  • Greg Hall
  • Adam McCallum
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Ruairi Croskery 12'
  • Oisin Conaty 35'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Lee Bonis 44'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sammie McLeod 63' red substitution 68'
  • Sam Warde red substitution 78'

Substitutes

  • Jethren Barr
  • George Tipton green substitution 68'
  • Adam Salley green substitution 78'
  • Harry Anderson
  • Samuel Glenfield
  • Reece Jordan
  • Harry Murphy

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Michael Newberry
  • Chris Shields
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar
  • Trai Hume 82'
  • Christy Manzinga red substitution 88' 23' 85'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Billy Chadwick red substitution 62'
  • Cameron Palmer red substitution 62'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Jordan Stewart 90+1' green substitution 62'
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Ahmed Salam green substitution 88'
  • Matt Green green substitution 62' 67'

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