Portadown BBOB progress into Foster Cup semi final

Portadown BBOB player Daniel Macartney tries to control a loose ball. INPT12-662AM

Portadown BBOB player Daniel Macartney tries to control a loose ball. INPT12-662AM

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Portadown BBOB progressed to the semi final of the Foster Cup after a 5-1 defeat of Scarva Rangers at Killicomaine on Saturday.

Lee Bonis gave the BB the lead after a through ball from Daniel Robb, with Bonis slotting his shot wide of the advancing keeper.

Rangers equalised from a corner. A Gregory Douglas free kick picked out his brother Rod at the back post and his effort was headed off the goal line at the expense of a corner. G. Douglas took the set piece and this time there was no denying Rod Douglas as he found the net with a header to put his side back on level terms.

The BB regrouped and got their noses in front again, a Matthew Donaldson run down the BB left and his pinpoint cross finding Daniel Macartney who fired the ball into the top corner with his left foot.

The second half was a slow burner, with only a Lee Bonis shot from outside the area coming anywhere close in the opening 20 minutes.

Then on 70 minutes, Daniel Robb got on the end of a Matthew Donaldson corner and slotted home from close range.

The game opened up and the BB’s Matthew Donaldson scored the goal of the game when he cut in from the right and fired an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out with his left foot into the top corner, with the visiting keeper well beaten.

Donaldson got his second shortly after with another left foot finish from just inside the area to finish the scoring and complete a 5-1 victory which sets up a semi final tie away to Keady Celtic.

BB team - David Marsden, Gareth McCombe, Sam Thornbury, Gary Donaldson, Alan Ritchie. Daniel Robb, William Donaldson, Adam Hobson, Matthew Donaldson ,Daniel Macartney(C), Lee Bonis. Subs Andrew McCandless, John Graham, Nathan Martin