Ronnie McFall could have been forgiven for checking his watch to see if he'd lost track of time and it was actually still Friday the 13th.
On a chaotic afternoon at Shamrock Park, the Portadown boss suffered enough bad luck to spook even the most superstitious of souls.
The two points dropped after a disappointing draw against Dungannon Swifts, which hit his side's hopes of European qualification, were bad enough - but that was only part of the story of what could prove a very costly game.
McFall's men also had two key players sent off, with Robert Garrett and Chris Casement now set to miss this weekend's Irish Cup semi-final with Ballymena United and, to cap it all, experienced midfielder Tim Mouncey suffered a knee injury in the first half.
"It wasn't a good day," said McFall with a hint of understatement.
"Obviously we were looking for three points but we always knew it was going to be a hard match - it always is against Dungannon."
Gary Liggett and Casement netted the goals but the post-match focus centred on those manic final minutes which saw the hosts' numbers reduced.
First Garrett was sent off for an alleged stamp after getting in a tangle with Jamie Glackin, then Casement saw red for an alleged head-butt on Terry Fitzpatrick.
McFall confirmed Portadown's intention to appeal Casement's ban and added: "It's the last thing we wanted."
While he won't admit it, Darren Murphy will be quietly confident his side will be back among the elite next season.
"I'm pleased with a point - I'd have taken a point before the game," he said.
"I suppose the way the game pans out we are maybe a wee bit disappointed that we didn't win."