Jordan Gibson (90 3)

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Adam Salley (49)

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Jordan Gibson secured a late point for Celtic (Picture: Tony Hendron/PressEye.com)

POINTS SHARED AT KNOCKRAMER PARK

Honours were shared at Knockramer Park as Lurgan Celtic scored a late equaliser courtesy of Jordan Gibson's bullet header from a stoppage time freekick.

A feisty encounter saw neither team totally dominate but Portadown struck first, minutes into the second half, when Adam Salley planted a header past Celtic 'keeper McPartland following a Henderson left wing cross.

Both teams had chances and there also several yellow cards issued for some meaty tackles, but with time virtually up all that remained was for impressive Celtic midfielder Gibson to earn the Home team a rightful share of the spoils with his header.

Lurgan Celtic: McPartland, McVeigh, Noonan, A. Rogers, Rodgers, B. Shannon, Gibson, Campbell, Bell, Mullen, Fitzpatrick subs McAlinden (not used), O'Neill (not used), J. Rogers (not used)

Portadown: McGaughey, Carson, Brennan, McVey, Larkin, N. Henderson, Kilmartin, McCullough, C. Lavery, Salley, D. Henderson subs Duffin (replaced Carson 46), McCallum (not used), Ferris (not used), S. Lavery (replaced D. Henderson 71), Wilson (replaced C. Lavery 71)

Referee: Neil Robinson

Tags:  Lurgan Celtic  Portadown