Portadown claimed their first win of the season last night — and in some style.
After five games without victory and only four goals scored, the Ports hit Lisburn Distillery for six, leaving the Whites stuck to the bottom of the table with just one point from half a dozen games.
The first half was the Neil Teggart Story with the new signing scoring his first goal for the and then having to go off with the effects of a bout of the flu.
Teggart broke his ‘duck’ on eight minutes. It was far from being a classic as he bundled the ball over the line in a hectic goalmouth melee from all of three yards.
Kevin Braniff scored a second on 38 minutes. Ryan McCluskey whipped the ball in from the left and the striker side-footed past Paul Murphy.
The Ports went further ahead on 53 minutes. Alan Teggart crossed from the left, the defence failed to clear and Wesley Boyle cracked in a left foot volley.
Glenn Ferguson pulled one back for Distillery just before the hour with a spot of double brilliance. First he headed a Neal Gawley cross against the crossbar, and when it came back via Chris Kingsberry, he thumped it home.
On 82 minutes a back-header from Distillery’s Stuart Thompson found his own net to make it 4-1.
Gary McCutcheon made it five on 90 minutes and seconds later it six through David McCullough with a stoppage time strike from outside the box.
PORTADOWN: Miskelly, Coleman, O’Hara, Clarke, Convery, Kelly, Boyle, McCluskey, N. Teggart, Braniff, McCutcheon. Subs: McCullough, Hunter, Armstrong, A. Teggart, Haire.
LISBURN DISTILLERY: Murphy, McCann, McShane, McAlinden, Rodgers, Melaugh, Kilmartin, Whelan, Gawley, Kingsberry, Ferguson. Subs: Cooling, G. Thompson, S. Thompson, Browne, Corey.
Referee: Arnold Hunter (Maguiresbridge).