Lecky seals the points for ten man Mallards

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Lecky seals the points for ten man Mallards thumbnailAdam Lecky celebrates with Shane McGinty after scoring the Mallards goal in theri 1-0 over Portadown. PA0109MD

Ballinamallard United ...2 Portadown ...0 Ballinamallard United beat bottom club Portadown on Firday night at Ferney Park, despite the first-half dismissal of defender Ross Faheny.
Adam Lecky struck the only goal of the game in the 36th minute for 10th-placed Ballinamallard.
Five minutes earlier Taheny was dismissed for a foul on Aaron Haire right on the edge of the area which saw the Ports appeal unsuccessfully for a penalty.
Despite the numerical advantage, they struck for the game's decisive goal when Ryan Mayse expertly took control of a floated ball to allow the oncoming Lecky who fired in off the post from the edge of the square.
In the second half Portadown pressed for an equaliser, and a last ditch block from Callum Frempong denied Gary Breen from levelling the game
“They'd (Portadown) been on a good run," said Ballinamallard manager Gavin Dykes after the game. "For us to win tonight, for the people that came here on a Friday night, its great for them and its great for everyone involved."
“Its three points, its done, its finished, we just have to move on very quickly now."
Ballinamallard United: Crawford, Taheny, McCabe, McGinty, McKenna, Lafferty, McCartney, McConnell, Lecky, Mayse, McIlwaine subs McGrath (not used), Crilly (not used), Owens (replaced Mayse 87), Elliott (not used), Frempong (replaced McCabe 78)
Portadown: McGaughey, Shannon, Brennan, Byrne, O'Hara, Parker, Henderson, Garrett, Hughes, McAllister, Haire subs C. Larkin (not used), Z. Wilson (replaced Henderson 42), R. Larkin (not used), N. Ferris (replaced Parker 85), Brown (replaced Haire 68)
Referee: Lee Tavinder


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