Soares and McElroy on target as reserves secure Oval draw

Gary McCullough, manager of Portadown reserves.

Gary McCullough, manager of Portadown reserves.

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Portadown battled back from a 2-0 deficit to rescue a point from Tuesday’s visit to Glentoran in the NIFL Reserve League.

It was scoreless entering half-time at The Oval but a close-range effort and penalty kick put the Glens clear by 2-0.

Marcio Soares converted a Chris Ramsey cross before Paul McElroy’s finish secured a point.

“Credit to the players for getting back into the game,” said Gary McCullough, manager of the reserves. “We created good chances.”

PORTADOWN RESERVES: Billy Brennan, Jake Richardson, Jordan Lyttle, Mark Whitten, Christian Stewart, Chris Ferguson, Chris Ramsey, Pauddy Judge, James Begley, Marcio Soares, Paul McElroy. Subs: John Gibson, Zac Wilson, Craig Baird, John Lenihan, Owen McConville.