Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 24 January 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1311

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Larne home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Cian Bolger 20'
  •   Joe Thomson 52'
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Cian Bolger opened the scoring for Larne ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

BOLGER AND THOMSON ON TARGET FOR LARNE

A goal in each half helped Larne defeat Portadown at Inver Park.

Cian Bolger grabbed the first after 20 minutes with a powerful header from a pinpoint Lee Bonis cross to hand the home side a deserved lead.

Leroy Millar might have added a second towards the break with a close range header that fell narrowly wide of the left post.

Mark Russell came close to levelling for the Ports early in the second half when he cut in from the left only to curl the ball inches wide of the far post.

But Larne doubled their lead on 52 minutes through Joe Thomson who hammered into the top right corner from another Bonis pass.

Bonis himself just failed to make it 3-0 with a low, hard effort just wide while a later Millar effort met a similar fate.

Larne: Ferguson, Want, Sule, Bonis, Donnelly, Gordon, Bolger, Thomson, Millar, Glynn, Cosgrove subs Pardington, Kelly, Watson, Hutchison, Hughes, Banda, Curran

Portadown: Barr, Wilson, Russell, McKeown, Moorhouse, Chapman, McNally, Archer, Rodgers, McCawl, McElroy subs Upton, Balde, Stedman, Teggart, Jordan, Friel, Igiehon

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 0 Portadown
  • Rohan Ferguson

    Larne

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    BJ Banda

    Institute

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Coleraine

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Departed Players

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Benny Igiehon

    Ballymacash Rangers

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Fuad Sule

    Glentoran

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Albert Watson

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Departed Players

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Departed Players

    54'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    54'
  • GOAL

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Chapman

    Portadown

    45'
  • GOAL

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    20'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Shaun Want
  • Fuad Sule red substitution 63'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Shea Gordon
  • Cian Bolger red substitution 63' 20'
  • Joe Thomson red substitution 86' 52'
  • Leroy Millar
  • Micheal Glynn
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Jamie Pardington
  • Graham Kelly green substitution 74'
  • Albert Watson green substitution 63'
  • Max Hutchison
  • Jeff Hughes green substitution 63' red substitution 74'
  • BJ Banda green substitution 86'
  • Conall Curran

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Luke Wilson red substitution 73'
  • Mark Russell
  • Barney McKeown (1)
  • Gregory Moorhouse red substitution 54'
  • Lee Chapman 45'
  • Patrick McNally
  • Joshua Archer
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Eoghan McCawl
  • Paul McElroy

Substitutes

  • Lee Upton
  • Alberto Balde
  • Billy Stedman
  • Stephen Teggart
  • Reece Jordan
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 54'
  • Benny Igiehon green substitution 73'

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