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Irish Premiership: Ballinamallard defeat Portadown 1-0

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Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park
Jonathan Lafferty of Ballinamallard and Mark McAllister of Portadown
Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Jonathan Lafferty of Ballinamallard and Mark McAllister of Portadown Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park
Niall Henderson of Portadown and Shane McGinty of Ballinamallard
Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Niall Henderson of Portadown and Shane McGinty of Ballinamallard Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park
Robert Garrett of Portadown and Josua McIlwaine of Ballinamallard
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Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Robert Garrett of Portadown and Josua McIlwaine of Ballinamallard Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Ballinamallard v Portadown - Danske Bank Premiership
Portadown's Mark McAllister and Ballinamallard's Cameron Crawford during tonight's game at Ferney Park, Ballinamallard.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Ballinamallard v Portadown - Danske Bank Premiership Portadown's Mark McAllister and Ballinamallard's Cameron Crawford during tonight's game at Ferney Park, Ballinamallard. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Ballinamallard v Portadown - Danske Bank Premiership
Ballinamallard's Gavin Dykes during tonight's game at Ferney Park, Ballinamallard.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Ballinamallard v Portadown - Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard's Gavin Dykes during tonight's game at Ferney Park, Ballinamallard. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park
Adam Lecky of Ballinamallard and Zak Wilson of Portadown
Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Adam Lecky of Ballinamallard and Zak Wilson of Portadown Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park
Ryan Mayse of Ballinamallard and Keith OÕHara of Portadown
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Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Ryan Mayse of Ballinamallard and Keith OÕHara of Portadown Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Danske Bank Premiership Ballinamallard v Portadown at Ferney Park Jonathan Lafferty of Ballinamallard and Mark McAllister of Portadown Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Ballinamallard United has beaten Portadown 1-0 - despite being a man down on Friday.

Adam Lecky struck the 36th-minute winner for Ballinamallard just five minutes after Ross Taheny had been sent off for a foul on the edge of the box.

Ballinamallard manager Gavin Dykes spoke of his delight at the result.

"I said at half-time we needed the biggest 45 minutes of our lives to get anything out of the game and the lads showed great hunger and character," he told the BBC.

Belfast Telegraph