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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 5 April 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 977

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Portadown home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Joe Gormley 30' 73'
football
Joe Gormley scored both Cliftonville goals ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

GORMLEY DOES THE DAMAGE FOR THE REDS

Two Joe Gormley goals helped Cliftonville defeat Portadown at Shamrock Park and move back to within a point of the top of the table.

Despite a brief start for both teams it took until just after the quarter-of-an-hour mark for the first effort of note to be created when Paul O'Neill's low shot was well saved by Ports keeper Jethren Barr at his near post.

At the other end Adam Salley threatened with a first time volley from a tight angle that wasn't too far off target.

Play switched again for the visitors to have another go through O'Neill only for Barr to deal with the danger on the line, followed by a Gormley strike from the edge of the area.

The deadlock was finally broken after 30 minutes after Gormley bagged his first of the evening with a flicked header over the onrushing Barr after getting on the end of a Jonny Addis ball forward.

The sides traded half chances after the break, with O'Neill seeing an effort comfortably gathered by Barr before Billy Stedman sent a header just wide of the post.

However, as per the first half, Cliftonville looked the more likely to find a way through as the game progressed.

And on 73 minutes they did double their advantage and, again, Gormley was the man on target with a thumping finish into the top corner after Ryan Curran had nodded the ball into his path.

Indeed, he might have claimed a hat-trick soon after only for his effort from inside the box to be deflected wide by Greg Hall.

Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Tipton, Salley, Anderson, Conaty, McNally, Teggart, Beverland, Stedman subs Burns (not used), Kerr (replaced Tipton 80), Chatee (replaced Stedman 80), Dupree (replaced Anderson 68), Doherty (replaced Conaty 56), Dugan (not used), Mashigo (replaced Teggart 68)

Cliftonville: McNicholas, McDermott, Ives, R. Curran, O'Neill, Addis, Gormley, Turner, Gallagher, Coates, Kearns subs McKenna (not used), Harney (not used), C. Curran (replaced McDermott 90+1), Hale (not used), Foster (replaced Kearns 90+1), Donnelly (not used), Doherty (replaced Gormley 90+1)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   0 - 2 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McDermott

    Coleraine

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Larne

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Foster

    Bangor

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Stedman

    Portadown

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Kerr

    Annagh United

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Chatee

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Harry Anderson

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamal Dupree

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Katlego Mashigo

    Portadown

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    56'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    30'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Greg Hall
  • Michael Ruddy
  • George Tipton red substitution 80'
  • Adam Salley
  • Harry Anderson red substitution 68'
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 56'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Stephen Teggart red substitution 68'
  • Howard Beverland
  • Billy Stedman red substitution 80'

Substitutes

  • Ronan Burns
  • Nathan Kerr green substitution 80'
  • Joshua Chatee green substitution 80'
  • Jamal Dupree green substitution 68'
  • Josh Doherty green substitution 56'
  • Elliott Dugan
  • Katlego Mashigo green substitution 68'

Cliftonville

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Conor McDermott red substitution 90+1'
  • Levi Ives
  • Ryan Curran
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 90+1' 30' 73'
  • Luke Turner
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Colin Coates
  • Daniel Kearns red substitution 90+1'

Substitutes

  • Ruadhán McKenna
  • Jamie Harney
  • Chris Curran green substitution 90+1'
  • Rory Hale
  • Seanan Foster green substitution 90+1'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 90+1'
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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