Derry businessman Garvin O'Doherty, who helped broker a deal between Orangemen and nationalist protesters in Derry, has been brought in to establish dialogue between the two sides in Portadown
The Derry official harshly sent off two Glentoran players, Chris Walker and Darren Lockhart, after rightly dismissing Portadown
's Dean Fitzgerald in a stormy clash between the top two.
That goal maintained Portadown
's perfect start to the season and they remain top with four wins from four starts.
did enough to keep daylight between themselves and Marty Quinn's men in _ a disappointing clash.
This year, say the dissidents, there will be no repetition of those events when the Orangemen quit Drumcree en masse in response to a plea from the movements leadership in Portadown
David Gordon got the equaliser before the half-time whistle, scoring from the penalty spot after Jamie Hamilton was taken down and Portadown
were is sc ad dominant for lengthy periods.
There was no trace of luck attached to a comeback that had Portadown
almost exclusively in reverse gear.
It has fuelled speculation that the leadership of the Portadown
Orange District is preparing to accept a "compromise deal" on the five-year-old Drumcree parade stalemate.
The visitors were furious when referee awarded Portadown
a harsh penalty for Kris Lindsay's handball on 54 minutes, Murray making no mistake.
Mcreadie said: "After Colm McCullagh scored our first goal on 58 minutes, we should have buried Portadown
In a statement the ruthless terror group, widely believed to have turned into a front for drug dealing, said the brothers' actions were `unlikely to defuse tensions in Portadown
SILVIO SERVICE Portadown
's Silvio Alfonso accepts his Man-of-the-Match Award from Stanley Sheppard