Adam Salley’s spectacular strike earns Ports the points

Portadown made it back-to-back wins as Adam Salley’s spectacular strike at the start of the second half earned them all three points against Dungannon Swifts.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:52 pm

The Swifts carved out an early chance as Rhyss Campbell worked his way to the byline before cutting the ball back for James Convie, but Jacob Carney denied him with a great save.

Ben Tilney then produced a terrific slide pass to set Oisin Conaty away on 14 minutes, but the defender got back to block his effort.

Carroll was called into action again on 23 minutes as Conaty turned provider for Lee Bonis, but the veteran keeper produced a terrific point-blank save to deny him.

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Adam Salley celebrates his winning goal

Sam Warde was next to test the former Northern Ireland stopper as he got his shot off from an acute angle and Carroll did well to hold his effort.

In first half stoppage time Conaty teed up Bonis again but Carroll got down well to block at the near post.

From the resulting corner Adam Salley had an effort cleared off the line.

That man Salley wasn’t to be denied though as two minutes into the second half he fired home an unstoppable shot into the top corner to break the deadlock.

The Swifts pushed for an equaliser as the game went on but they failed to really trouble Carneyin the home goal.

At Milltown Warrenpoint Town and Carrick Rangers shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw.

The visitors made a bright start and had a chance inside four minutes as a corner kick fell at the feet for Chris Rodgers, but his shot was deflected wide.

It was 21 minutes before the home side managed to create a chance as Ryan Swan got his shot away, but Aaron Hoggsaved well at his near post.

Swan was at it again five minutes later as he wriggled past Rodgers, but his shot was off target.

Into the second half and Alan O’Sullivan went close to breaking the deadlock on 52 minutes but his shot hit the side netting.

Carrick created an opening of their own on the hour mark as Lee Chapman picked out Cathair Friel at the back post, but he failed to hit the target.

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