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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 December 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 365

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Warrenpoint Town home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Portadown
  •   Adam Salley 68'
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Adam Salley scored Portadown's winner ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

PORTS PICK UP CRUCIAL THREE POINTS

Portadown picked up a crucial three points with victory over Warrenpoint Town in the big basement battle at Milltown.

The win moves Matthew Tipton's side five points clear of Barry Gray's men and also lifts them out of the bottom two going into the festive fixtures.

Understandably edgy, the first effort of note didn't arrive until just after a quarter-of-an-hour had elapsed when Shea Conaty produced a good stop from Conor Mitchell while, at the other end, Greg Moorhouse sent an effort off target from outside the box.

'Point crafted a couple of further chances when Thomas Maguire blazed the ball wide with Luke Wade-Slater then off target with a header.

Portadown had a massive chance around the half-hour mark when Lee Bonis got on the end of an Adam Salley cross but his header back across goal was cleared off the line by Daniel Byrne.

Bonis came close again after the break when he beat Mitchell from a Reece Jordan through ball but the ball went just a little too high.

Mitchell then denied Bonis once again with a finger tip save to turn a free-kick around an upright but, just a couple of minutes after that, the deadlock was eventually broken when Salley latched onto a Bonis flick to knock the ball past Mitchell at the second attempt.

The Ports were struck a blow ten minutes later when Paul Finnegan was dismissed following a rash challenge on Luke Gallagher but the home side failed to take advantage and, indeed almost fell further behind in the closing stages only for Mitchell to save with his feet to deny Bonis once more.

Warrenpoint Town: Mitchell, Dillon, O'Sullivan, Gallagher, Wade Slater, Moorhouse, Maguire, Hutchinson, Leddy, Byrne, Lennon subs Coleman (not used), McCaffrey (not used), Mullen (replaced Hutchinson 52), Quinn (not used), Shotayo (replaced Maguire 87), Haughey (not used)

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Finnegan, McKeown, Salley, Bonis, Conaty, S. Teggart, McLeod, Jordan subs Doherty (not used), Lavery (replaced Conaty 88), Tipton (replaced Salley 70), Warde (not used), Glenfield (not used), Murphy (not used), E. Teggart (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   0 - 1 Portadown
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dauda Shotayo

    Warrenpoint Town

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Gallagher

    Warrenpoint Town

    79'
  •  Red Card

    Paul Finnegan

    Annagh United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Ards

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Ards

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Mullen

    Ards

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Salley

    Ards

    21'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Luke Gallagher 79'
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Gregory Moorhouse
  • Thomas Maguire red substitution 87'
  • Stuart Hutchinson red substitution 52'
  • Jonathan Leddy
  • Daniel Byrne
  • Niall Lennon

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Ben Mullen green substitution 52'
  • Dylan Quinn
  • Dauda Shotayo green substitution 87'
  • Shane Haughey

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Paul Finnegan 78'
  • Barney McKeown
  • Adam Salley 21' red substitution 70' 68'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 88'
  • Stephen Teggart 66'
  • Sammie McLeod
  • Reece Jordan

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • Chris Lavery green substitution 88'
  • George Tipton green substitution 70'
  • Sam Warde
  • Samuel Glenfield
  • Harry Murphy
  • Eoin Teggart

Warrenpoint Town

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