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It's all White now for Ports

By Stuart McKinley

Published 24/09/2007

The first goal at Seaview on Saturday may have been scored by Portadown, but it had Lisburn Distillery stamped all over it.

The two players whose signatures were secured by Ronnie McFall in January, Gareth McKeown and Conor Hagan, combined to put the Shamrock Park side in front after being under the cosh in the first-half.

McKeown's move from Ballyskeagh went through during the New Year transfer window, but team-mate Hagan didn't make the switch until the summer and now he is making up for lost time.

"It was a great ball from Gareth that set me up and he was giving me stick in the dressing room," said Hagan.

"Ronnie gave us a bit of a talking to at half-time and the boys were up for it in the second half.

"Once we went in front we never looked back. Our quality shone through, we were stronger and we wanted it more."

Gary McCutcheon secured the 2-0 win with a volley 15 minutes from time.

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