Portadown College hosted Bangor Grammar School on a sticky pitch in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
The visitors started well and controlled both possession and territory in the opening exchanges.
Good Portadown defence, with Jonny Burns, Ross Purvis and Aaron Abraham getting through a lot of work, ensured the Portadown line remained intact.
However, there was little they could do to prevent Bangor taking a 3-0 lead when Cameron Strutt was successful with a penalty opportunity after six minutes play.
Following this, Portadown came into the game with Niall Davidson displaying good game management skills.
He took play deep into Bangor territory on a number of occasions.
Now it was the turn of the visitors to defend and Max Montgomery, Andrew Shaw and Matthew Stockton got through a lot of work in that respect.
Niall Davidson levelled the score at 3-3 when he converted a penalty on 25 minutes.
Davidson and Ryan Calvert were causing concern in the Bangor defence but a couple of dropped passes, close to the line, ensured there were no first half tries.
Just before the interval a missed Portadown penalty left the sides tied at 3-3.
From a poor Portadown restart, Bangor took play into the home ‘22’.
They were unable to cross the Portadown line but did take a 6-3 lead when Matthew Stockton was successful with a penalty kick five minutes after the restart.
Portadown responded positively to this setback and took play deep into the Seasiders territory.
They came close on a number of occasions but the Bangor defence was well-organised.
A clever cross field kick from Davidson might have yielded a greater reward for the Portadown team only for the two home players attacking the ball to collide into each other and allow the Bangor defence to clear the pressure.
Following this it was mainly all Bangor.
Play went into the Portadown ‘22’ and Andrew Shaw cut a great line to touch down under the Portadown posts.
Ross McCloskey converted the try to put his team into a 13-3 lead with just seven minutes remaining.
Matthew Stockton sealed the game for his Bangor when he scrambled over for a try with just minutes remaining.
Ross McCloskey was successful with the conversion.