PORTADOWN 1 BALLYMENA 0
A first-half Darren Murray penalty helped Portadown to a 1-0 win against Ballymena United at Shamrock Park.
Murray scored after United keeper Stuart Addis had been sent-off for fouling Murray in the box.
Earlier, Surgenor had hit the post, David Cushley fired wide and Gary Breen blocked a Shane Dolan effort.
The Ports had lost their two previous matches against the Sky Blues this season, suffering defeats in the Premiership and the League Cup quarter-finals at the Showgrounds.
And referee Keith Kennedy had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot and producing a red card after Addisbrought down Murray in the area.
Ballymena had the better chances after the interval, but were unable to level despite their superiority.