Donegal Celtic 1 Portadown 1
Former Linfield striker Mark Miskimmin will go to Windsor Park on Friday “to prove a point” with his new club Donegal Celtic, having just secured a first point of the season for the wee hoops at the weekend.
Miskimmin thought his 57th minute strike under a piping hot sun had won an unlikely three points but probing Portadown capitalised on Celtic’s inexperience in the 91st minute, presenting Garry Breen with an equaliser.
When Celtic youngster Kevin Lynch set off on a counter-attack in the dying seconds, he bolted straight down the middle instead of heading for a corner flag.
With the ball nicked from his feet and desperately returned into the Celtic goalmouth, goalkeeper Niall Murphy wandered off his line and gave Breen the simple option of lobbing the ball over him.
Miskimmin, who joined Celtic from Glenavon in the summer, said: “It was a little bit of inexperience on Kevin’s part. He made a great break and held the ball up well, but maybe should have gone to the corner or taken a shot at goal. He’s young and is obviously out to impress. I’m sure the next time he will go to the corner.”
Portadown boss Ronnie McFall was happy with the point.
“We even could have taken the three points in injury-time but it was a poor game, and playing away from home, I will happily settle for the point,” he said.
“We had a few chances in the first-half that we should have made more of. I have to be happy with four points from two games.”