Portadown firsts marched into the Towns’ Cup quarter-finals with a weekend win over Banbridge seconds by 32-12.
Chris Cousens’ back-to-back penalties provided early points before a slick team move ended with Gary Hall’s try and a conversion by the former.
Portadown proved commanding across set-piece play as penalty tries allowed a 25-0 half-time lead.
Banbridge cut the gap against the run of play but Portadown posted points thanks to Jack Orr and Ryan Purvis.
Portadown seconds gained a significant push in the battle for league honours by beating Ballymoney across the top-of-the-table clash.
Portadown worked hard to restrict the damage by early Ballymoney pressure to a single penalty.
Improved home play included growing influence from Johnny Hampton and David Whitten.
Ruairi Quinn posted the first Portadown try, with the impressive Craig Woods adding the conversion before a long-range penalty.
Woods added another try - which he converted - and captain Dean Hardy opened his account for the season over the line, either side of a Ballymoney score.
Stephen Buckley produced a last-minute tackle to help preserve the advantage towards a 25-10 win - with Matthew Davison the leading player.
Thanks go to Shelbourne Motors.
Portadown thirds moved back into second spot within the league standings following last weekend’s 53-16 defeat of Ballymena fourths.
A single fixture in around a month left Portadown struggling across the initial exchanges but clear by 19-16 at half-time.
David Harpur added two tries, with Peter Keightley also over the line alongside Stan Hamilton conversions.
Glen McCullagh rewarded Portadown for a positive approach after the interval as the hosts claimed control.
John Purdy, Matthew Beale and Keightley increased the gap - with Hamilton adding a try and conversions.
Portadown under 16s enjoyed a clean sweep against Cavan by 14-0.
A commanding performance featured Michael Guilfoyle posting an early try converted by Oran McAndrew.
Jack Murphy displayed quick feet for a second try, which McAndrew steered home.
Portadown proved assured under second-half pressure.
Youth training will run each Monday and Thursday from 7 o’clock.