Portadown firsts progressed past CIYMS and into the Junior Cup quarter-finals on Saturday courtesy of a 21-13 triumph.
Early pressure from CIYMS led to a 3-0 deficit before Portadown regrouped and registered a Dan Tully try which Chris Cousens converted for a 7-3 scoreline.
The experienced Diarmaid O’Kane managed to cross the line before half-time, with Cousens again reliable from the conversion.
Portadown used the 14-3 advantage to dominate possession after the second half and O’Kane added a finishing touch to Tully’s approach play for his second try. Cousens increased his personal points run before a CIYMS penalty put the gap at 21-6.
The loss of a player to the sin bin disrupted Portadown’s closing challenge.
Portadown seconds’ 56-14 success against Donaghadee provided another impressive team display and welcome bonus point.
A strong Donaghadee panel - boosted by the lack of a senior fixture - conceded inside the opening two minutes as Rory Quinn collected a loose ball and raced clear.
Donaghadee posted a try before Robert Gacek attacked from deep to post his first of three weekend tries.
A well-worked lineout move led to a driving maul, with Rodney Blair over the line and Aaron Morton adding the conversion.
Donaghadee’s final try arrived before the half-time interval.
Donaghadee failed to win a single second-half scrum - with Matt Davison on the Portadown scoresheet and impressive alongside Gareth Reid.
Johnny Burns’ strong individual display was rewarded with a try.
However, Calvin Chambers’ tally proved the highlight as two increased his run to five across one fortnight.
John Graham’s try was the final score in a 56-14 victory.
Portadown thirds suffered a first defeat of the league campaign as Academy enjoyed a 26-17 tally.
Play proved competitive across the board but Portadown struggled in key areas and hosts Academy enjoyed control.
Lineout strength proved a crucial factor as Academy held the upper hand.
David Harpur and Craig Woods worked hard but it proved an afternoon of overall frustration.
Andrew Laverty added a try to cap Harpur’s approach play, with Woods also over the line. David Cornett, Stuart Lyness and Ryan Duffy proved impressive for Portadown.