Danske Bank Premiership - Portadown vs Linfield, 25/04/2015



Shamrock Park, Portadown, kick-off 3:00 pm

Portadown Scorer(s): Darren Murray 8'
Linfield Scorer(s): Aaron Burns


90 + 3' It's all over at Shamrock Park and Linfield bring to a close the 2014/15 season with a draw against Portadown. Peter Thompson was so close to scoring on his last Linfield game but it just wasn't to be in the end and I doubt that will overshadow his glittering medal-laden career in the famous Linfield Royal Blue.

90' We're heading into time added on as both teams look content on seeing out the 1-1 draw.

84' sub.gif Andrew Waterworth on for Chris Hegarty.

84' sub.gif Chris Ferguson on for Darren Murray.

76' Rodney Brown heads narrowly wide after a good cross from Thompson on the right.

74' Sean Ward tries an audacious effort from all of 40 yards but Miskelly wasn't going to be caught out and saved easily.

71' sub.gif Rodney Brown on for Kirk Millar.

61' sub.gif Padraig Judge on for Shea Conaty.

59' Another chance for Thompson. The ball wasn't properly cleared by the Ports' defence and as the ball fell to Pistol Pete 6 yards from goal he looked destined to score only to place his header over the crossbar.

53' Aaron Burns' flick well held by Miskelly after he was set free by Kirk Millar.

51' Aaron Burns is next to test Miskelly with a rasping long range effort with his left foot but the ball was tipped wide by the Portadown keeper.

48' Peter Thompson oh so close to scoring on his final appearance, after directing his header onto the post.

46' We're back underway at Shamrock Park.


45 + 2' It's half time at Shamrock Park and despite an early flurry of goals, it's only 1-1 at the break. Pretty even stuff from either side as the game is played in a real end-of-season fashion.

44' Marcio Soares is denied by the post after beating Hegarty for pace and unleashing a shot from just inside the area.

42' Ross Clarke denied by a great save from Miskelly after he was free by Sammy Morrow.

40' Kirk Millar fired the ball across the face of goal but Peter Thompson couldn't adjust his body enough to get the shot away.

35' Sammy Morrow fires a volley narrowly wide from the edge of the box after the ball fell kindly for the substitute.

24' sub.gif Linfield forced into an early substitution with Michael Carvill coming off injured for Sammy Morrow.

That goal is Aaron Burns' 20th of the season from midfield.

9' GOALLFC.png Linfield hit back almost immediately - Aaron Burns volleys home the loose ball after Ross Clarke's cross from the right.

8' goalthem.png Portadown take the lead after Linfield failed to clear their lines. The ball dropped to Darren Murray who volleyed the ball under the body of Gareth Deane.

6' Ross Clarke cut in from the right after being released by Jimmy Callacher but his low shot was well held by Miskelly.

1' We're underway at Shamrock Park.


It's a much changed Linfield side going into today's final game. Linfield manager Warren Feeney gives Gareth Deane a start in goals fresh off the back of his new contract during the week. Peter Thompson leads the Linfield attack in his final game in the famous Royal Blue of his boyhood heroes. Wouldn't it be a fitting send off for "Pistol Pete" to get his name on the scoresheet this afternoon.


Linfield face cup finalists Portadown in the final game of the season at Shamrock Park, the venue of their opening game in which Ronnie McFall's side came out 3-0 winners.

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Linfield Team
35. Gareth Deane
15. Sean Ward
31. Niall Quinn
16. Matthew Clarke
4. Chris Hegarty
6. Jimmy Callacher
12. Kirk Millar
32. Ross Clarke
14. Aaron Burns
10. Michael Carvill
9. Peter Thompson

19. Ross Glendinning
27. Rodney Brown
5. Mark Haughey
17. Sammy Morrow
7. Andrew Waterworth

Portadown Team
1. David Miskelly
5. Chris Ramsey
12. Ken Oman
23. Jordan Lyttle
25. Christian Stewart
24. Jake Richardson
19. Shea Conaty
26. Marcio Soares
9. Darren Murray
16. Michael Gault
20. Robert Garrett

13. Billy Brennan
14. Paul McElroy
22. Mark Whitten
17. Chris Ferguson
15. Padraig Judge

Referee: Ray Hetherington
Assistants: Kristian Hanna & Adrian Sobieski
4th Official: Neil Robinson

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