HOW IT HAPPENED: Portadown 4 Glenavon 1

Portadown's first home Mid-Ulster derby since 2017 finished in a convincing 4-1 victory over 10-man Glenavon at Shamrock Park.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 9:35 pm
Portadown celebrate at Shamrock Park during the 4-1 victory over Glenavon.

F-T: Portadown 4 Glenavon 1

91: SUB (Portadown) - Conaty on for Murray

87: Two chances for Portadown within a few minutes as Teggart’s close-range header is saved then Lavery’s drive comes back off the bar

84: Hall slides in to deny McCloskey after Carney drops low to save off McCaffrey’s long-range shot

82: SUB (Portadown) - Teggart on for Guy

81: GOAL - Portadown 4 (Lavery) Glenavon 1

Lavery drills home from outside the area after Murray and Hall combine on the left

78: SUB (Glenavon) - McCaffrey on for Fitzpatrick

72: GOAL - Portadown 3 Glenavon 1 (Ward)

Ward opens his Glenavon account in spectacular fashion with a drilled shot off a loose ball that arrows into the top corner from a tight angle

70: SUB (Portadown) - Lavery on for Scannell

68: SUB (Glenavon) - O’Mahony on for Campbell

60: GOAL - Portadown 3 (Guy) Glenavon 0

Brilliant goal on the break as Scannell’s header is slipped forward by Guy, with Murray finding Bonis, who picks out the supporting Guy for a finish into the empty net

55: Bonis wins back possession off Doyle and bursts into the box, opts against finding an unmarked Murray but Glenavon get back and the shot is saved

48: Golden opportunity at the start of the second half but Bonis opts to shoot with Tilney in space to the side

H-T: Portadown 2 Glenavon 0

43: SUB (Glenavon) - A.Doyle on for Purkis

38: GOAL - Portadown 2 (Warde) Glenavon 0

Double blow for Glenavon as McNulty is sent off for handball off Murray’s shot then Warde tucks away the penalty

30: McCloskey screws his shot wide from a great position inside the box off Fitzpatrick’s cutback

27: GOAL - Portadown 1 (Bonis) Glenavon 0

Powerful back-post header to convert Warde’s corner-kick

15: McCloskey, racing on to a ball from the back, collects and fires goalwards from distance but Carney is down behind it

12: Hall’s inswinging corner-kicks causing problems and Finnegan has to head off the line from under his own crossbar

8: Early Portadown pressure involving good work by Tilney, Murray and Bonis but Glenavon protect the clean sheet

PORTADOWN: Carney, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, Bonis, Murray, Wilson, Guy, Warde, Scannell, Tilney.

Subs: Buchanan, McKeown, Lavery, Tipton, Salley, Teggart, Conaty.

GLENAVON: Hyland, Coates, Purkis, Campbell, Hall, O'Connor, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, Garrett, Ward, McNulty.

Subs: A.Doyle, Byrne, Snoddy, Harmon, J.Doyle, McCaffrey.

REFEREE: Ian McNabb.