Twigg: “I enjoy every goal”

Gary Twigg giving his goal the thumbs-up during celebrations against Linfield. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Gary Twigg giving his goal the thumbs-up during celebrations against Linfield. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown’s two-goal Irish Cup hero Gary Twigg admits his close-range finish for the first against Linfield provided as much satsifaction as his spectacular second.

The Ports survived a second-half fightback by Linfield to record a 3-2 win and set up a semi-final date next month with Ballymena United.

Twigg bagged two first-half goals, with a Chris Casement penalty kick sparking off the scoring at Shamrock Park as Portadown entered half-time with a 3-0 lead.

Stephen Lowry’s brace after the break left the final margin at 3-2 but with Portadown marching on following a third success of the season against Linfield.

“I enjoy every goal I score, the first was a bit scrappy and the second maybe a surprise because of how well I hit it,” said Twigg. “It was a massive game for the club and the most important part is to be in the hat for the next round.

“I’ve been carrying a few knocks but the Irish Cup quarter-final is hard to sit out.

“It is a testimony to the team how we worked together to get the result.”