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Storm Dennis plays a role in bizarre Portadown goal during Irish Championship clash

James Edward

Feb. 16, 2020

Portadown’s Adam Salley had a memorable game in a 7-1 win over Queen’s University on Saturday.
The striker thought he had bagged his first goal of the afternoon when he raced through on goal and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper in the first-half.
However, the ball stopped just a yard from the goal-line due to a combination of wind from Storm Dennis and mud, with Salley wheeling away in celebration.
Despite the ball stopping, Salley’s teammate Chris Lavery was on hand to tap in to an empty net.
Only two Irish Championship matches were given the green light on the weekend due to Storm Dennis.
The weather has affected large parts of the UK, including heavy flooding in Pontypridd, Wales.
Salley would have the last laugh, though, as he scored a second-half hat-trick to send Portadown 10 points clear at the top of the Bluefin Sport Championship table.
Portadown saw the funny side of Salley’s missed attempt as they tweeted: “Alexa, show me a premature celebration. #irishleaguebeahviour.”
Salley’s hat-trick, which was sealed with a superb half-volley in the 70th minute, took him up to 19 goals for the season.
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