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

Daniel Hume.
Daniel Hume.

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.