Captain Hume caps teenagers’ derby joy with fine finish at Kernan

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Captain Daniel Hume found the net in style as Portadown thirds progressed past Armagh City on Saturday and into the Mid-Ulster Youth Cup semi-finals.

The Ports will take on Glenavon - date and venue to be arranged - for a chance to meet the winners of Coagh United v Dromore.

The weekend win at Kernan Playing Fields resulted in a 4-1 success for Chris Wright’s squad.

Both sides entered the interval on level terms but Portadown produced a strong second-half performance to claim the derby spoils.

The thirds listed three under 17s and two under 16s in the starting line-up. Two additional under 16s lined out on the substitutes’ bench.

Steven Teggert kicked off the scoring by reacting first to head home a Zak Wilson miscue.

City levelled before the break but Portadown regained control thanks to Jamie Haughey and Ryan McKeown.

Hume wrapped up the scoring with a fine finish during the convincing victory.

PORTADOWN THIRDS: William Maxwell, Daniel Hume, Joel Copes, Marcus Smylie, Robbie Hutchinson, Jamie Haughey, Zac Wilson, Paddy McPartland, Peter Campbell, Ryan McKeown, Steven Teggert. Subs: Jay Ludlow, Craig Baird, Eoin McCloskey.

Portadown’s youth development programme received another boost on Tuesday night with a Mid-Ulster Cup quarter-final selection centred on the next generation.

Christian Stewart, Jordan Lyttle, John Gibson, Pauddy Judge and Marcio Soares each started - with three members of the Portadown Youth system promoted into the senior set-up.

Zac Wilson and Nedas Maciulaitis both joined the game as substitutes, with Jamie Haughey in the panel as the third player from Portadown Youth under 16s.