Ryan Newberry (58)
Brendan Bennett (65)


Darren Murray (17)
Adam McCallum (62)


Brendan Bennett levelled to earn Knockbreda a point


Knockbreda twice came from behind to secure a point from Portadown's visit to Breda Park.

Ryan Newberry was unlucky not open the scoring after a quarter-of-an-hour when he struck the post from a corner and when the ball was returned to him he turned a second attempt onto the other upright.

However, it was the visitors that moved in front two minutes later when a ball was played into their box and good movement from Darren Murray saw him in the clear to coolly chip the ball over 'Breda keeper Dean Smyth from ten yards.

Portadown were reduced to ten men on 57 minutes when Greg Hall was shown a straight red card for bringing down Brendan Bennett to deny a clear goalscoring opportunity, with Newberry stepping up to clinically send the resultant free-kick low into the corner of the net.

The Ports moved back in front four minutes later through Adam McCallum when he connected with a corner to send a bullet header beyond the reach of Smyth.

But, on 65 minutes, Bennett levelled when a great Jordan Baker pass found him in space to take one controlling touch to beat Declan Dunne with a low finish from around 18 yards.

Knockbreda: Smyth, Drysdale, Pike, McVeigh, Patterson, Copeland, Fearon, Newberry, Bennett, Rice, Baker subs Roohi (replaced Baker 78), Cummings (not used), Barr (not used), McNicholl (not used), McAnulty (replaced Pike 46)

Portadown: Dunne, McCallum, Flynn, Lavery, Kilmartin, Salley, Braniff, Murray, Hall, Thompson, Mackle subs Carson (replaced Kilmartin 57), Neill (not used), Wilson (replaced Mackle 85), Carmichael (replaced Lavery 78), Storey (not used)

Referee: Chris Morrison

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