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Glentoran 3 Portadown 0

Penultimate match of the season and it looks like players minds were already on the summer break after what has been a long and torturous journey this last 9 months.   Whilst the Ports had plenty of possession, they failed to make it count where it matters, in the final third of the pitch.  At the same time, the back four always looked uncomfortable to the pace of the Glentoran attack and failed to pick up their players, particularly the Glens striker Curtis Allen who had the freedom of the Oval for the 90 minutes.

Allen opened the scoring after 20 minutes when he cut towards the byeline before firing low and hard past Duffin.  Duffin was caught napping for the second goal before the break when Foley hit a speculative free kick from all of 30 yards which sailed over Duffin and into the top corner of the net.

The second half saw more of the same, with the Ports dicing with death at the back, allowing Allen all sorts of space and it was no surprise when he picked up his second goal in the 57th minute as he clipped a shot past the advancing Duffin to all but finish the game.  Ports boss Niall Currie threw on some of the youngsters on the bench to try and liven things up, and they did at least provide some response for the final minutes of the game, but it was too much to ask them to claw back against an experienced Glens defense.

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