Portadown 3-3 Ballinamallard

A 95th minute equaliser saved Portadown from a third defeat of the season at the hands of the Mallards, and keeps their six point advantage at the top of the table intact. The home side struck up an early two goal advantage through Adam Salley but the Mallards responded to draw level before half time. Jason McCartney netted the first with Matthew Smyth nodding in the second from close range on the stroke of half time. Inbetween times Richard Clarke also seen his penalty saved by Portadown goalkeeper Devine. Harry McConkey's men controlled large portions of the second period but it took a couple of good saves from John Connolly to keep the score level. The Mallards then took a deserved lead t

Ballinamallard 1-2 Loughgall

A stunning free kick from Dale Malone in the second half gave Loughgall their second win of the season at Ferney Park. The visitors took an early lead through Nathaniel Ferris before Ryan Campbell drew the Mallards level during a keenly contested first half. There was very little to separate the sides after the break with Nathan Cashel and Ryan O'Reilly heading two of our better chances off target and those missed chances were to cost the Mallards, with Loughgall, who had earlier hit the post, netting the winner 10 minutes from time. Harry McConkey and his players will certainly be disappointed that they didn't take more from this game but they have the chance to bounce back next Saturday as

Having a ball

It was the stuff of dreams when Harry McConkey led a team out at the National Stadium in May to compete in the 2019 Irish Cup Final. “The sound of the roar and the sight of seeing so many fans from my native Fermanagh will stay with me for ever” said Harry. However, he is the first to acknowledge that it took him some 50 years to become an overnight success! He really did build his first team in 1969, Magheraveely Utd, as a 10 year old boy living on the Fermanagh Monaghan border. He persuaded Mrs McAvinney his neighbour, who was a seamstress, to create numbers for his jerseys and he convinced a young Barry McGuigan from Clones to turn out for his team when he was short of players. Since that

Ballinamallard 1-0 Dollingstown

The journey back to the National Stadium started this afternoon with our first fixture in the Sadlers Peaky Blinder Irish Cup. Nathan Cashel's first half goal proved decisive in a tight encounter at Ferney Park to see us into Round 6, where we travel to Knockbreda on Saturday 1st February.

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