Setanta Sports Cup: Bohemians pose no trouble to rampant Portadown
Portadown 2 Bohemians 0 (Portadown win 4-1 on aggregate): Portadown sailed easily into the quarter-finals of the Setanta Cup with a convincing win over Bohemians at Shamrock Park last night and a last-eight encounter with Sligo Rovers.
Goals from Jordan Baker and Tim Mouncey did the trick against a Bohs side who scarcely troubled the Ports — who should have won by double the final tally.
Portadown added to their 2-1 first leg lead after just 10 minutes with a typical goal from the all-action Baker. He left his marker for dead and buried a superb cross from midfielder Tim Mouncey.
Baker should have added a second on 22 minutes when he met a low cross from Shane McCabe, but somehow managed to blast over from all of three yards.
Bohemians’ first attack came soon afterwards with a well-worked move up the right, but Chris Forrester’s finish was easily stopped by David Miskelly.
The Ports were right out of luck on 25 minutes when an effort by Brian Gartland hit a Bohs’ defender as he stood on the line.
The Dubliners were almost as close on 37 minutes when Robert Bayly let rip with a dipper from 25 yards but it didn’t dip enough and flew inches over the bar.
The Baker-Mouncey combination was reversed for Portadown’s second goal three minutes after the restart. Baker tore up the left and delivered a cross which Mouncey buried on the volley from eight yards.
PORTADOWN: Miskelly, Redman, O’Hara, Breen, Braniff, Mouncey, Baker, Cawley, McCabe, Lecky, Gartland. Subs: Armstrong, Teggart, Clarke, Haire (for Braniff 69 mins), Ramsey (for Breen 72 mins), Mackle (for Mouncey 76 mins), Tipton.
BOHEMIANS: Sexton, Price, Joyce, Rossitor, Feely, Bayly, Burke, Buckley, Ladola, Forrester, Lopez. Subs: Healy (for Rossitor 72mins), Dixon, McEvoy, Somers, Flood (for Ladola 46 mins), Fagan (for Forrester 46mins), Murphy.
Referee: Brian Turkington (Belfast).