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Match Centre

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

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 586

Referee: Steven Gregg

Portadown home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Stephen Teggart 51'
  •   Paul O'Neill 79'
football
Stephen Teggart and Johnny Addis tussle for possession ©Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

NOTHING BETWEEN PORTS AND REDS AT SHAMROCK PARK

Cliftonville remain top of the Danske Bank Premiership but were made to work all the way to earn a point from this visit to face Portadown at Shamrock Park.

The Reds had two early chances with Chris Curran testing Jethren Barr with a snapshot while Paul O'Neill sent the follow up wide of the target.

For the Ports Stephen Teggart got past Kris Lowe to find Lee Bonis but he could only glance the ball wide from close range before the same player fizzed an effort just past the post from outside the box soon after.

Cliftonville had further opportunities to move in front midway through the first half. Levi Ives sent a curling free-kick just over the bar, Daniel Kearns then fired just wide of the right post and Johnny Addis' overhead kick from Conor McDermott's cross just flashed the wrong side of the target.

Portadown could have edged in front just before the break but Sammie McLeod's volley from outside the area blazed over.

However, Matthew Tipton's side weren't to be denied six minutes after the interval when Teggart fired low into the far corner from the right side of the area after being granted time and space to make the shot.

Joe Gormley might have levelled soon after when he latched onto a long ball forward while Ryan Curran couldn't turn home the rebound.

Cliftonville kept pressing for the equaliser and were only denied by some last ditch defending later in the game to thwart Gormley while Paul Finnegan stopped Addis from tapping home at point blank range.

Ryan Curran then glanced a Jamie McDonagh cross wide with Finnegan clearing off the line again to prevent O'Neill from scoring.

But O'Neill did find the net with 11 minutes remaining when he connected with McDonagh's cross to glance the equaliser past Barr into the far corner.

The visitors went in pursuit of the winner in the closing minutes with O'Neill seeing a free-kick deflect off the wall before looping just over and Barr once again producing a great stop to deal with another Gormley attempt.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Finnegan, McKeown, Salley, Bonis, Conaty, S. Teggart, McLeod, Jordan subs Doherty (not used), Tipton (replaced S. Teggart 83), Anderson (not used), Warde (replaced Conaty 90+1), Glenfield (not used), E. Teggart (not used)

Cliftonville: McNicholas, McDermott, Ives, C. Curran, R. Curran, O’Neill, Lowe, Addis, Turner, Gallagher, Kearns subs Dunne (not used), Harney (not used), McDonagh (replaced Gallagher 50), Donnelly (not used), Doherty (not used), Gormley (replaced Kearns 55), Coates (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 1 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Unregistered Players

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    55'
  • GOAL

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    50'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    50'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown
  • Adam Salley
  • Lee Bonis
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 90+1'
  • Stephen Teggart red substitution 83' 51'
  • Sammie McLeod
  • Reece Jordan

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • George Tipton green substitution 83'
  • Harry Anderson
  • Sam Warde green substitution 90+1'
  • Samuel Glenfield
  • Eoin Teggart

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Conor McDermott
  • Levi Ives
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Paul O'Neill 79'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 50'
  • Daniel Kearns red substitution 55'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Jamie Harney
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 50'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Ronan Doherty
  • Joe Gormley green substitution 55'
  • Colin Coates
© Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

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