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Live Reporting

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  1. Signing off

    Glenavon 2-4 Portadown

    Hopefully we have more games like that in the Premiership season ahead - an absolute corker to round off the week one fixtures.

    Thanks for joining us and hopefully you'll be back again for our extensive coverage of the local game.

    Bye for now.


    Glenavon 2-4 Portadown

    That's what you call a proper derby - it had everything and Portadown come out on top on their Premiership return.

    Matthew Tipton's side were just more clinical, exploiting space behind the Glenavon defence to chalk up a memorable win.

  3. GOAL

    Glenavon 2-4 Portadown

    This amazing game ends with Ports substitute Aaron Burns rifling in a fourth.

    Glenavon had pushed up in search of the equaliser and the visitors broke upfield with Burns smashing into the back from 16 yards.

  4. CLOSE!

    Glenavon 2-3 Portadown

    Colin Coates meets Conor McCloskey's free-kick and sees his header deflected just wide.

    Frantic finish at Mourneview Park.

  5. GOAL

    Glenavon 2-3 Portadown

    It's not over yet! James Singleton heads in from Conor McCloskey's corner to set up a dramatic finale.

    McCloskey has impressed since his half-time introduction and another fine delivery is netted from close-range by the unmarked Singleton.

    Into the final minute of normal time.

  6. GOAL

    Glenavon 1-3 Portadown

    Lee Bonus finishes a superb Ports move to restore their two-goal advantage with nine minutes left.

    The visitors have been dangerous on the break throughout and this time Stephen Murray is the provider an an inch-perfect inswinging cross to pick out Bonis, who hits the roof of the net from six yards.

  7. Peter Campbell makes it interesting!

    Glenavon 1-2 Portadown

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    Video caption: Campbell pulls one back for Glenavon
  8. Hall to the rescue!

    Glenavon 1-2 Portadown

    Well, that was an amazing goal-line clearance from Greg Hall to deny Glenavon an equaliser.

    Danny Purkis is four yards out and heads towards goal but Hall is perfectly place on the goal-line to head clear.

    That could be a big moment in the game and it's followed by Ports keeper Ben Pierce tipping over to kept out Peter Campbell's powerful free-kick.

    It's been a cracking derby so far and we've 15 minutes left in Lurgan.

  9. GOAL

    Glenavon 1-2 Portadown

    Glenavon are back in it thanks to a close-range finish from Peter Campbell after 54 minutes.

    Conor McCloskey slids the perfect cross along the goalmouth and Campbell runs in to score at the backpost for his first Lurgan Blues goal.

  10. Ports nearly get a Bonis!

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

    The visitors go close to the third as Lee Bonis connects with a cutback and see his fizzing shot saved by James Taylor.

    Glenavon substitute Conor almost makes an immediate impact at the other with his close-range strike blocked.

  11. Hamilton makes half-time move

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

    Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton has made two changes at the break with Conor McCloskey and Jack O'Mahoney coming on for Robbie Norton and Conan Byrne.

  12. Murray at the double!

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

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    Video caption: Stephen Murray doubles Portadown's lead

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

    It's been a dream start for Portadown on their return to the top flight.

    Stephen Murray bagged both goals against his former club in a display of clinical finishing while Glenavon have huffed and puffed without creating clear-cut chances.

  14. Paddy in the perfect place

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

    That's great defending from Portadown's Paddy McNally as he makes a last-ditch clearance from Peter Campbell's tantalising cross.

    Glenavon putting on the pressure as the game nears half-time.

  15. GOAL

    Glenavon 0-2 Portadown

    Stephen Murray completes his double with a cool finish from a superb Chris Lavery throughball on 31 minutes.

    The former Glenavon striker simply passed the ball beyond keeper James Taylor and into the net from 20 yards.

    It's clinical stuff from the Ports, who have netted from their only two decent openings in the game.

  16. Murray back to haunt the Lurgan Blues

    Glenavon 0-1 Portadown

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    Video caption: Stephen Murray puts the Ports in front
  17. Ports hold edge

    Glenavon 0-1 Portadown

    Robbie Norton fires over for Glenavon as we reach the midway point of the first half.

    Portadown's goal took the momentum away from the hosts and it's now a pretty even affair with both sides carrying a threat.

  18. GOAL

    Glenavon 0-1 Portadown

    Stephen Murray scores against his former club to put the Ports in front on seven minutes.

    Ben Guy gets to the byline and his pinpoint cross is tucked away by striker Murray at close range.

    What a start for the visitors after a good opening from Glenavon.

  19. Team news

    Glenavon v Portadown

    Glenavon: J Taylor, R Norton, Coates, Birney, Singleton, Byrne, Snoddy, Garrett, Campbell, Jenkins, Purkis.

    Subs: Larmour, Doyle, McCloskey, O'Mahony, Hamilton, O Taylor, H Norton.

    Portadown: Pierce, Kerr, Hall, Finnegan, McNally, Lavery, Wilson, Tipton, Guy, Bonis, Murray.

    Subs: Pengelly, McCallum, Crane, McGrandles, Burns, Croskery, Glenfield.

  20. Week one finale

    Five games down - one to go! And it promises to be a cracker with the Lurgan Blues meeting their newly promoted neighbours Portadown at Mourneview Park.

    It's a tasty season opener for Mid Ulster pair so sit back as we bring you live action and text updates.

    Glenavon v Portadown
    Image caption: Glenavon take on Portadown at 17:30