HOW IT HAPPENED: Portadown 2 Carrick Rangers 0

Goals by Ben Tilney and Lee Bonis secured victory for Portadown over Carrick Rangers.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th April 2021, 5:02 pm
Portadown manager Matthew Tipton

F-T: Portadown 2 Carrick Rangers 0

89: SUB (Portadown) - Scannell on for Tilney

87: GOAL - Portadown 2 (Bonis) Carrick Rangers 0.

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Carrick Rangers manager Niall Currie

Bonis with a decisive header to convert off a teasing Warde free-kick delivery

80: SUB (Portadown) - Teggart on for Conaty

78: SUB (Carrick) - Storey on for Cherry

73: SUB (Portadown) - Warde on for McKeown

72: Portadown penalty appeal waved away after handball shout inside the box off a corner-kick

71: Tilney's low angled drive is touched wide by a diving Hogg after neat Portadown approach play

70: McCallum with a sliding block to cut out the cross after Carrick substitute Smith shows strength to turn and attack the box

65: Tipton corner-kick is steered goalwards and Conaty connects but his header lacks the power to test Hogg

62: SUBS (Carrick) - Jenkins and Smith on for Anderson and Neale

61: Friel fires over on the turn from a few yards out

59: Friel shows neat footwork on the right and his low cross is beyond Anderson just outside the near post then Gibson from a central position

55: Loughran picks up the ball around the edge of the box off a Carrick corner-kick but his shot clears the crossbar

H-T: Portadown 1 Carrick Rangers 0

42: Tipton's corner-kick is eventually met by a looping Finnegan header that drops wide

33: Superb skill and balance by Conaty tight on the left wing ends with a low curling pass to cut open the defence but it's just beyond Salley's run

19: Carney with another save as Carrick's well-worked corner-kick routine finds Anderson in space just inside the box

13: GOAL - Portadown 1 (Tilney) Carrick Rangers 0

Tilney curls home into the top corner off a free-kick from a tight angle wide on the right

12: Friel slips the ball inside for Anderson on the overlap and, with Portadown's offiside appeals dismissed, Carney pulls off a smart near-post save

8: Curling free-kick from Bonis is pushed out by Hogg

3: Cherry runs on to a loose ball and fires over the bar from outside the area

PORTADOWN: Carney, Hall, McCallum, Finnegan, McKeown, Tipton, Salley, Bonis, Conaty, Kerr, Tilney.

Subs: Buchanan, Murry, Croskery, Guy, Teggart, Warde, Scannell.

CARRICK RANGERS: Hogg, Neale, Rodgers, Loughran, Chapman, Gordon, Cherry, Glendinning, Gibson, Anderson, Friel.

Subs: Forsythe, Smith, Kalla, Jenkins, McMullan, Storey, Ramsey.

Referee: Christopher Morrison.