Thomas Elder opened the scoring for Portstewart inside the first minute (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)
Saturday, 26 January 2019
Portstewart claimed their first away win of the league campaign with victory over Armagh City at Holm Park.
The Seahawks moved in front inside the opening minute when Thomas Elder directed a header past Daniel Devine into the bottom corner.
Armagh worked hard in search of the equaliser with Andrew Wilson, Shea Campbell and Padraig Judge all having efforts on goal.
However, Portstewart added a second on 36 minutes when Zach Barr converted from the spot after Elder had been brought down by Stefan McKenna.
The visitors looked to extend that advantage early in the second half through Elder and Barr while, for City, Daniel Corrigan tested Portstewart keeper Andrew Findlay with a left-foot effort which was pushed past an upright.
As time ran out the Eagles pressed again with Shea Campbell seeing an effort cleared off the line before Corrigan fired over from close range.
Armagh City: Devine, Kerr, Mallon, L. Grimley, Judge, Duffy, E. Tavares, Corrigan, S. Campbell, McInerney, Wilson subs McAnallen (replaced Duffy 48), Ferreita (not used), Courtney (replaced Mallon 60), S. McKenna (replaced E. Tavares 27)
Portstewart: Findlay, L. Bradley, Vauls, Peden, Watt, Hudson, Law, J. Bradley, Barr, McKinley, Elder subs Quigg (replaced Barr 68), Steele (replaced Vauls 50), Forgrave (not used), Heneghan (replaced J. Bradley 75)
Referee: John Maxwell