IRISH LEAGUE: Portadown battle from behind against Carrick Rangers

Portadown's Chris Casmen t'and Carrick's Conor McCloskey
Portadown's Chris Casmen t'and Carrick's Conor McCloskey
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Ten-man Portadown came from 2-0 down to win this Danske Bank Premiership game against Carrick at Shamrock Park.

Ken Oman scored two late headers to snatch a much needed victory for the Mid Ulster side.

Carrick were 2-0 up inside the opening half hour as Miguel Chines slotted in a back-post opener and Conor McCloskey headed in from a corner.

Gary Twigg shot past Carrick keeper Brian Neeson in the 52nd minute but the Ports then had sub Gary Breen sent-off for a two-footed challenge.

Despite that, the struggling Ports recovered for a much-needed victory.

Oman nodded in from a Ross Redman free-kick in the 71st minute and deep into stoppage time grabbed the winner with a similar set-piece move.