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Debut boy Kerr on a high after hitting target on Ballymena United bow

Ballymena United 3 Portadown 0

By Stephen Alexander

Michael Kerr admitted that he hadn't factored in a goal as part of his dream Ballymena United debut.

The 19-year-old defender opened the scoring as the Sky Blues eased past a Portadown side whose time in the Premiership is almost at an end.

"I was obviously very pleased to make my debut and to win made it extra special," said Kerr.

"I was just doing all I could to get a win for the team and I was happy to get my first goal on my debut. I was trying to support the wing-back and the ball just came across to me in front of goal and I couldn't miss."

Johnny Flynn's header and a Tony Kane penalty completed the misery for the Ports, who had Ken Oman sent off for kicking out at Flynn.

"I feel for our supporters because they have got to be hurting but we have to rebuild this club," said boss Niall Currie. "But I can promise them there's good times ahead for this club again and we'll only have people at this club who want to be here."

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