Portadown manager Ronnie McFall insists his team are “right back in the title mix” after Monday night’s 2-0 win over Glentoran at the Oval.
Goals from ace predators Gary Twigg and Darren Murray – who converted a penalty kick at the second attempt – torpedoed the Ports to within seven points of Premiership leaders Crusaders.
Twigg bagged his 16th goal of the season early in the second half, but McFall was forced to wait until five minutes before time when Murray hit the second after his spot kick was beaten back to him by Elliott Morris.
“It was a big win for us, especially after the results at the weekend,” beamed McFall. “It gets us right back in the mix.
“Every team is capable of beating the other in this league. If you stick three or four wins together, you are right in there – that’s the way this league is.”
Glentoran boss Eddie Patterson declared his team mysteriously didn’t appear for the second half.
“I don’t know why,” he said.
“I was happy enough with the first half, but after the break we went route one for some reason. That’s not the way we play.
“There was no instruction to play that way – that’s the disappointing thing.
“We now have to try and bounce back in the next game.”