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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 25 January 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 419

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Portadown home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Ben Kennedy 90'
football
Ben Kennedy bagged Crusaders' late winner ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

KENNEDY'S LAST GASP WINNER ENOUGH FOR CRUES

A Ben Kennedy goal right at the end handed Crusaders victory over Portadown at Shamrock Park.

Scoreless at the break, the Crues created the best chances of the first half with Paul Heatley sending a powerful volley over while Kennedy produced a comfortable stop from Ports keeper Jethren Barr.

The sides traded chances after the break, Ross Clarke sending an effort over from the right side of the area while Adam Salley sent a snapshot wide.

Salley was then thwarted by the quick reactions of Crues keeper Jonny Tuffey before play switched to the other end for Barr to produce a fantastic stop to deny Jordan Owens at the back post.

Then, moments after that, Paul Finnegan was on hand to head a Heatley effort off the line, with Heatley then seeing another effort stopped by Barr at the near post.

However, just when it looked like the game would end scoreless, up popped Kennedy in the dying moments of normal time to take a controlling touch and then fire the winner past Barr after a throw-in from the left had been flicked on.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Finnegan, McKeown, Salley, Teggart, Jordan, Dupree, Beverland, J. Doherty subs H. Doherty (not used), McCallum (not used), Lavery (replaced Jordan 31), Tipton (not used), Warde (replaced McKeown 66), Smith (not used), Lusty (replaced Dupree 73)

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Weir, Kennedy, Forsythe, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke subs Pauley (not used), Lowry (replaced Winchester 61), Lecky (replaced Clarke 81), Caddell (replaced Weir 81), O’Rourke (not used), Owens (replaced Forsythe 61), McMurray (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   0 - 1 Crusaders
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamal Dupree

    Portadown

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Larne

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown

    Portadown

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Warde

    Portadown

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Jordan

    Portadown

    31'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    31'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Barney McKeown red substitution 66'
  • Adam Salley
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Reece Jordan red substitution 31'
  • Jamal Dupree red substitution 73'
  • Howard Beverland
  • Josh Doherty

Substitutes

  • Harry Doherty
  • Adam McCallum
  • Chris Lavery green substitution 31'
  • George Tipton
  • Sam Warde green substitution 66'
  • Jack Smith
  • Matthew Lusty green substitution 73'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Robbie Weir red substitution 81'
  • Ben Kennedy 90'
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 61'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 61'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • McKenzie Pauley
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 61'
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 81'
  • Declan Caddell green substitution 81'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 61'
  • Jonathan McMurray
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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