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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 October 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: 1600

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Glentoran home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Portadown
  •   Conor McMenamin 12'
  •   Jay Donnelly 69' (pen)
  •   Michael Ruddy 42'
  •   Lee Bonis 81'
football
Rory Donnelly and Michael Ruddy tussle for possession ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

TEN-MAN PORTS HOLD GLENS AT THE OVAL

Portadown ended the game with ten-men but twice came from behind to earn a point from this trip to face Glentoran at The Oval.

The Ports had an early chance to open the scoring after an Adam Salley strike from distance that appeared to brush past the post.

But, five minutes after that, Glentoran edged into the lead through Conor McMenamin's finish into the bottom corner following a neat passing move.

The Glens might have doubled their advantage soon after but Jay Donnelly could only fire wide of the far post while, a little later, Patrick McClean sent a header just off target from Hrvoje Plum's corner.

Portadown pushed for the equaliser, and came close through Lee Bonis but his shot was well saved by Ross Glendinning.

The visitors did level, however, just before the break after Stephen Teggart did well to send over a corner for Michael Ruddy to nod home his first goal for the club.

The Ports started the second half brightly, coming close when Chris Lavery volleyed just over from just inside the box before, on the hour, Sammie McLeod struck an upright with Lavery's follow-up well saved by Glendinning.

However, Glentoran regained the lead on 69 minutes. Portadown defender Adam McCallum conceded a penalty for handling the ball on the line - and was also sent-off for the offence - with Donnelly holding his nerve to step up and convert the spot-kick into the bottom corner.

But the ten-men refused to let their heads drop and duly equalised for a second time with nine minutes left. Keeper Jethren Barr sent forward a free-kick from just inside his own half straight into the area for Lee Bonis to head past the advancing Glendinning.

Glentoran: Glendinning, McCullough, Bigirimana, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, R. Donnelly, McClean, O’Connor, McMenamin, Plum subs Morris (not used), Garrett (not used), McDaid (replaced R. Donnelly 69), Mitchell (not used), Clucas (replaced O'Connor 22), Smith (not used), Cushnie (replaced Bigirimana 87)

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Lavery, Salley, Bonis, Teggart, McLeod subs Doherty (not used), Tipton (not used), Anderson (not used), Kerr (replaced McKeown 69), Warde (not used), Murphy (not used), Rutkowski (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   2 - 2 Portadown
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Glentoran

    87'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Portadown

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    73'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Kerr

    Portadown

    69'
  •  Red Card

    Adam McCallum

    Portadown

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    50'
  • GOAL

    Michael Ruddy

    Portadown

    42'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    22'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    22'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    12'

Glentoran

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana red substitution 87'
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Conor McMenamin 12'
  • Jay Donnelly 69'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 69'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Ciaran O'Connor red substitution 22'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • William Garrett
  • Robbie McDaid 73' green substitution 69'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 22'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 87'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy 42'
  • Adam McCallum 68'
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown 50' red substitution 69'
  • Chris Lavery
  • Adam Salley
  • Lee Bonis 81'
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Sammie McLeod

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • George Tipton
  • Harry Anderson
  • Nathan Kerr green substitution 69'
  • Sam Warde
  • Harry Murphy
  • Igor Rutkowski
© Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

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