Ports left fuming as Scullion goals wins final for Glens

Portadown's Keith O'Hara can't get across to prevent David Scullion firing Glentoran into the lead.
Portadown's Keith O'Hara can't get across to prevent David Scullion firing Glentoran into the lead.

Two major decisions went against Portadown as Glentoran won a hugely controversial Irish Cup final at The Oval this afternoon.

David Scullion’s second-half goal settled the game to give Glentoran another cup win at the expense of the Ports.

Curtis Allen headed wide for Glentoran during the first opening but Portadown dominated first-half possession.

Robert Garrett was superb in the heart of midfield, with Peter McMahon’s control and skill putting the Glens on the backfoot.

Glentoran had long-range efforts by David Scullion and Barry Holland.

Portadown attempted to work openings from midfield but without success.

The major talking point arrived after the break when Michael Gault appeared to be fouled by Willy Garrett as he headed goalwards.

Referee Ross Dunlop ignored appeals and Glentoran scored on the break when Jordan Stewart played in Scullion for a close-range strike.

Portadown’s level of frustration increased when a handball shout - off a Gary Twigg header - was also waved away.

GLENTORAN: Elliott Morris, Willy Garrett, Marcus Kane, Calum Birney, David Scullion, Curtis Allen, Jordan Stewart, Niall Henderson, Stephen McAlorum, Stevie Gordon, Barry Holland. Subs: Fra McCaffrey, Aaron Hogg, johnny Addis, Kym Nelson, Danny McKee.

POTADOWN

: David Miskelly, Chris Casement, Ross Redmqan, KJeith O’Hara, Garry Breen, Peter McMahon,