McFall’s praise for Ports’ character

Ronnie McFall. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Ronnie McFall. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown manager Ronnie McFall has highlighted the character on display in the 2-1 midweek success against Warrenpoint Town.

Second-half goals by Gary Twigg and Keith O’Hara helped the Ports bounce back from a 1-0 deficit to maintain the perfect start to the Danske Bank Premiership.

Portadown entered Wednesday’s match boosted by victory on the opening day against defending champions Crusaders and finished with maximum points from the first two fixtures.

“We could have gone three or four up in the first half and even missed a penalty kick,” said McFall. “We had to then show character in the second half after Warrenpoint took the lead with the final kick of the first.

“Gary scored a predator’s goal so typical of his ability and then it was great to get another so soon after the equaliser.

“We want more of a goal return off our set-pieces.

“We changed the system around a bit in the second half and went more of a diamond set-up, with Peter McMahon pushing on.

“Six points makes it a great start from the first two games.

“Now we have Saturday’s match to look forward to against Cliftonville in front of a big crowd at Shamrock Park.”