Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 January 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 1364

Referee: Evan Boyce

Portadown home-team
1 FT 6
away-team Linfield
  •   Patrick McNally 44'
  •   Joel Cooper 10' 86'
  •   Eetu Vertainen 22' 58' 75'
  •   Chris McKee 88'
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Eetu Vertainen hit another hat-trick for Linfield ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

ANOTHER MATCH BALL FOR VERTAINEN

Eetu Vertainen bagged a hat-trick for the second Saturday in a row as Linfield hit six past Portadown at Shamrock Park.

Joel Cooper opened the scoring on ten minutes from close range after Vertainen had laid the ball off into his own path.

Portadown came close to levelling soon after only for Eoghan McCawl to strike the post from outside the box but, on 22 minutes, Vertainen doubled Linfield's lead after being left unmarked inside the box.

The home side did find the net just before the break, however, courtesy of Paddy McNally's header from an Alberto Balde free-kick.

Vertainen restored Linfield's two-goal lead on 58 minutes with a volley past Jethren Barr from Kirk Millar's cross from the left before, with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, he made it 4-1 after again receiving the ball from Millar.

Cooper then grabbed his second goal of the game with four minutes to go with a low finish beyond Barr from Matthew Clarke's free-kick.

And Chris McKee completed the scoring not long after that after getting on the end of a deflection to bundle the ball home.

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

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Millar, Cooper, McDaid, Clarke, Finlayson, Mulgrew, Vertainen, Palmer subs Hall, McKee, Devine, Haygarth, Pepper, Quinn, Clarke

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   1 - 6 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Portadown

    86'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Glenavon

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Stedman

    Departed Players

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Russell

    Portadown

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Barney McKeown (1)

    Departed Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Jordan

    Cliftonville

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Walker

    Limavady United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Haygarth

    Departed Players

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Departed Players

    76'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoghan McCawl

    Portadown

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Benny Igiehon

    Ballymacash Rangers

    70'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    58'
  • GOAL

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Alberto Balde

    Loughgall

    39'
  • GOAL

    Eetu Vertainen

    Departed Players

    22'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    10'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    8'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Pepper

    Cliftonville

    8'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr
  • Luke Wilson red substitution 83'
  • Alberto Balde 39'
  • Mark Russell red substitution 78'
  • Barney McKeown (1) red substitution 78'
  • Lee Chapman
  • Patrick McNally 44'
  • Christopher Rodgers 86'
  • Eoghan McCawl red substitution 70'
  • Cathair Friel red substitution 70'
  • Paul McElroy

Substitutes

  • Lee Upton
  • Billy Stedman green substitution 83'
  • Gregory Moorhouse
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 70'
  • Reece Jordan green substitution 78'
  • Benny Igiehon green substitution 70'
  • Matthew Walker green substitution 78'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Michael Newberry
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 76'
  • Joel Cooper 10' 86'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 85'
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 85'
  • Eetu Vertainen red substitution 76' 22' 58' 75'
  • Cameron Palmer red substitution 8'

Substitutes

  • Ben Hall
  • Chris McKee green substitution 85' 88'
  • Ethan Devine
  • Max Haygarth green substitution 76'
  • Conor Pepper green substitution 8'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 85'
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 76'
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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