Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 10 December 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 654

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Portadown home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Joshua Archer 37'
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Joshua Archer celebrates Portadown's winner ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

A BIG WIN FOR THE PORTS

Portadown picked up a much needed win with a one-goal defeat of Ballymena United at Shamrock Park.

The sides traded chances during the opening exchanges with Patrick McNally firing over at the back post while Conor Keeley sent a header just wide at the other end.

The visitors perhaps the more likely to find a way through as the first half progressed but Josh Kelly was twice denied by Ports keeper Jethren Barr.

But the deadlock was broken in Portadown's favour on 37 minutes when 19-year-old Josh Archer rolled the ball home at the back post after Jordan Jenkins had created the opening with a run into the area.

Buoyed by this, the Ports might have doubled their lead right at the end of the first half but were thwarted by a Steven McCullough goalline clearance while Jenkins saw an effort after the break go just past the post.

Ballymena pushed for the equaliser but apart from a David McDaid effort from the edge of the area and a Keeley header they never really looked like denying the Ports a valuable three points.

Portadown: Barr, Upton, Wilson, Balde, McKeown, Moorhouse, McNally, Archer, Jordan, Jenkins, Cakaj subs Beverland (not used), Stedman (not used), Russell (replaced Wilson 67), Teggart (replaced Cakaj 80), Mitchell (not used), Burns (not used), Rutkowski (replaced Moorhouse 67)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McCullough, Gibson, Keeley, Place subs Williamson (not used), Loughran (not used), McElroy (not used), Waide (replaced Redman 70), Kane (replaced Gibson 84), Henderson (not used), McGrory (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 0 Ballymena United
  • Jethren Barr

    Departed Players

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Moyola Park

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gledis Cakaj

    Departed Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Portadown

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Departed Players

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Russell

    Portadown

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Igor Rutkowski

    Armagh City

    67'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Archer

    Linfield

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Upton

    Annagh United

    11'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Lee Upton 11'
  • Luke Wilson red substitution 67'
  • Alberto Balde
  • Barney McKeown (1)
  • Gregory Moorhouse red substitution 67'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Joshua Archer 37'
  • Reece Jordan
  • Jordan Jenkins
  • Gledis Cakaj red substitution 80'

Substitutes

  • Howard Beverland
  • Billy Stedman
  • Mark Russell green substitution 67'
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 80'
  • Jonah Mitchell
  • Ronan Burns
  • Igor Rutkowski green substitution 67'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson
  • Ross Redman red substitution 70'
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Scot Whiteside
  • David McDaid
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Steven McCullough
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 84'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 70'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 84'
  • Jack Henderson
  • Andrew McGrory

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