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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 12 March 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 595

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Portadown home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Adam Salley 35'
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Portadown celebrate Adam Salley's winner ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

SALLEY ON TARGET FOR PORTS

Portadown took a step towards climbing out of the bottom two with a closely fought victory over Ballymena United at Shamrock Park.

The visitors created the best chance during the opening exchanges when Paul McElroy got on the end of a Ross Redman cross to force keeper Jethren Barr into turning the ball behind.

Portadown's best effort of note came midway through the half through Stephen Teggart after he collected the ball some 30 yards from goal before advancing a little and firing just wide.

That was until the 35th minute, however, when Adam Salley grabbed what proved to be the winner with a long range finish which left keeper Sean O'Neill motionless as it ended up in the bottom corner.

Teggart came close to doubling Portadown's lead around the hour mark but his stinging drive was well tipped over by O'Neill.

Ballymena almost got back into the game on 78 minutes when a moment of confusion between Paddy McNally and Barr presented Conor Kelley with a glorious opportunity but he lost his balance and fired over with the goal at his mercy.

With time running out Andy McGrory was next to close for United only to fire into the side netting but the last chance of the game fell to Teggart who found himself through on stoppage time but O'Neill did enough to narrow the angle and keep the ball out.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Tipton, Salley, Anderson, Conaty, McNally, Teggart, Beverland, Stedman subs Burns (not used), McCallum (not used), Murphy (not used), Doherty (replaced Conaty 81), Mashigo (replaced Tipton 88), Chatee (not used), Dupree (replaced Anderson 68)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Redman, Kelly, McElroy, McCullough, Parkhouse, Loughran, Keeley, Millar, Nelson, Place subs Johnston (not used), Waide (replaced Parkhouse 56), Kane (replaced Redman 89), Barr (replaced Loughran 70), McGrory (replaced Place 46), Graham (not used), Smith (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Katlego Mashigo

    Portadown

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Harry Anderson

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamal Dupree

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    37'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Ards

    35'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy
  • George Tipton 53' red substitution 88'
  • Adam Salley 35'
  • Harry Anderson red substitution 68'
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 81'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Howard Beverland
  • Billy Stedman

Substitutes

  • Ronan Burns
  • Adam McCallum
  • Harry Murphy
  • Josh Doherty green substitution 81'
  • Katlego Mashigo green substitution 88'
  • Joshua Chatee
  • Jamal Dupree green substitution 68'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Ross Redman red substitution 89'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy
  • Steven McCullough
  • David Parkhouse red substitution 56'
  • Caolan Loughran red substitution 70'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar
  • Kym Nelson
  • Mikey Place 37' red substitution 46'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 56'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 89'
  • Brendan Barr green substitution 70'
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 46'
  • Sean Graham
  • Malachy Smith

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