Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 15 April 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Shamrock Park

Attendance: 720

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Portadown home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Cathair Friel 14' 86'
  •   Joshua Archer 32'
  •   Ben Tilney 59'
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Cathair Friel scored twice for the Ports ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

FRIEL DOUBLE KEEPS PORTS HOPES ALIVE

Portadown defeated Carrick Rangers at Shamrock Park to give their hopes of avoiding the automatic drop a huge boost.

Niall Currie's side are just two points adrift of Dungannon Swifts, who occupy the play-off spot, with the sides going head-to-head next week.

The Ports moved in front on 14 minutes when Cathair Friel found the bottom right corner with a curling free-kick from the edge of the area.

Then, just after the half-hour, Josh Archer made it 2-0 after pouncing on a loose ball, taking it around keeper Ross Glendinning and slotting into the open net.

Carrick pulled one back on 59 minutes through Ben Tilney after reacting quickest from close range to a Lloyd Anderson effort that had been pushed out.

But, with four minutes remaining, the Ports restored their two-goal advantage with Friel's second of the afternoon - a drive into the bottom left after finding space inside the area.

Portadown: Barr, Wilson, Balde, Russell, McKeown, Chapman, McNally, Archer, Rodgers, McCawl, Friel subs Mastny, Upton, Stedman, Teggart, Igiehon, Walker, O’Sullivan

Carrick Rangers: Ross Glendinning, Forsythe, Stewart, Ervin, Cushley, Mitchell, McGuckin, Cherry, Reece Glendinning, Maciulaitis, Tilney subs Hogg, Surgenor, Gawne, Kalla, Nixon, Dupree, Anderson

  • FULL TIME
    Portadown   3 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Rodgers

    Portadown

    90+3'
  •  Yellow Card

    Alex Gawne

    Ballymena United

    90+3'
  •  Yellow Card

    Barney McKeown (1)

    Departed Players

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jethren Barr

    Departed Players

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Crusaders

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Archer

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Ballymena United

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alberto Balde

    Loughgall

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Departed Players

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick McNally

    Portadown

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Upton

    Annagh United

    62'
  • GOAL

    Ben Tilney

    Carrick Rangers

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    33'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Crusaders

    33'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Archer

    Linfield

    32'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Portadown

    14'

Portadown

  • Jethren Barr 84'
  • Luke Wilson
  • Alberto Balde red substitution 67'
  • Mark Russell
  • Barney McKeown (1) 90+2'
  • Lee Chapman
  • Cathair Friel 64' 14' 86'
  • Patrick McNally red substitution 62'
  • Joshua Archer red substitution 75' 32'
  • Christopher Rodgers 90+3'
  • Eoghan McCawl

Substitutes

  • Ondřej Mastný
  • Lee Upton green substitution 62'
  • Billy Stedman
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 75'
  • Benny Igiehon
  • Matthew Walker
  • Alan O'Sullivan green substitution 67'

Carrick Rangers

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Cameron Stewart red substitution 73'
  • Jim Ervin
  • David Cushley red substitution 78'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 33'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Nedas Maciulaitis
  • Ben Tilney 59'

Substitutes

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Alex Gawne 90+3' green substitution 73'
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Stewart Nixon green substitution 78'
  • Jamal Dupree
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 33'

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