IRISH LEAGUE: Embattled Portadown boss Ronnie McFall ready to ride out the storm at Shamrock Park

� Presseye Ltd- October 24th 2015, Danske Bank Premiership.'Portadown v Ballinamallard, Shamrock Park'Ports manager, Ronnie McFall following Saturday's defeat at Shamrock  Park.'Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.
� Presseye Ltd- October 24th 2015, Danske Bank Premiership.'Portadown v Ballinamallard, Shamrock Park'Ports manager, Ronnie McFall following Saturday's defeat at Shamrock Park.'Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

Embattled Portadown boss Ronnie McFall appears determined to ride out the storm at Shamrock Park.

The pressure mounted on McFall on Saturday as the Ports crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Ballinamallard United.

The shock result saw Portadown slump to seventh spot in the Danske Bank Premiership table – 13 points adrift of leaders Linfield and Crusaders.

Some fans have called for McFall to step down after almost 29 years in the Ports hot-seat.

But after the jeers rang out following Saturday’s defeat, McFall replied: “I have a contract to the end of the season.”

Ballinamallard claimed their win courtesy of goals from Liam Martin (2) and Ryan Campbell.

Martin headed home five minutes after the break before Campbell doubled the lead two minutes later.

Martin added his second and Ballinamallard’s third in the 83rd minute to complete the win.

“There was nothing between the sides in the first half. We played some decent football without much penetration,” McFall added.

“Confidence is fragile at the minute and when we went behind you could sense that. The two quick goals changed the complexion of the game.”

Mallards boss Whitey Anderson was delighted with his side’s victory.

“We had never won at Portadown before, so it is nice to rewrite a few stats,” he said.

“It was the same with Glentoran. We had never won at The Oval before but we managed it. This is a big three points for us.”