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Bonis bags brace to blast Ports to top spot after Villagers slip up


By Stuart McKinley

Lee Bonis hit a double as Portadown hit the front in the Bluefin Sport Championship title race.

The teenager, who was playing intermediate football last season, took his tally to five in as many games as the Ports beat Queen's University 3-1 and that result, combined with Loughgall losing for the first time this season, sees the Ports lead the table by two points.

Bonis put the Ports in front on 18 minutes, but Queen's were well in the game even before Jonah Mitchell levelled from the penalty spot.

Callum Ferris came off the bench to restore the lead on 70 minutes and Bonis then secured the points in injury time.

Loughgall had taken the lead against Ballinamallard United through Jordan Lyttle, but the Villagers conceded twice in the last 27 minutes as Jason McCartney and Sean McEvoy struck for the Fermanagh men.

Dundela remain in third after they staged a thrilling comeback in their east Belfast derby against H&W Welders.

Dylan Davidson and Matthew Ferguson had the visitors them 2-0 up with just 11 minutes gone but, after missing a penalty, the Duns roared back through David McMaster and Christopher Watts ahead of Tiarnan McNicholl then atoning for his earlier penalty miss by netting the winner.

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Ards won for just the second time in six league games when they beat Ballyclare Comrades 2-0.

Ben Cushnie put them in front and, after Comrades' Joe Tully saw a penalty saved by Brian Neeson, Scott McMillan sealed the points in the closing stages.

Knockbreda hit back from 2-0 down to level against PSNI, only for the police to grab themselves a winner, while Dergview have moved up to seventh place after a following up last week's victory against Ards with a 2-1 win over Newry City.

Paul Smith, had Dergview in front before John McGovern equalised and Simon McGlynn struck the second-half winner.

RESULTS: Ards 2 Ballyclare Com 0; Dundela 3 H&W Welders 2, Loughgall 1 Ballinamallard Utd 2; Newry City 1 Dergview 2; Portadown 3 Queen's Uni 1; PSNI 3 Knockbreda 2.

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