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Saturday 06 Jan 2018
Nixon double sets up tie against Glentoran

Ballyclare Comrades came from a man and goal down to beat Portadown in the Tennent's Irish Cup fifth round at Shamrock Park.

A Stewart Nixon double, with his second coming in the last minute of extra time, sealed a Tennent's Irish Cup sixth round tie against Danske Bank Premiership side Glentoran who beat Lurgan Celtic.

Portadown took the lead after Ballyclare had been reduced to ten men with a well placed finish from defender Adam McCallum. However, early in the second half, Nixon got his first on the counter.

Portadown were unable to make their advantage count and just before extra time, they also were reduced to ten men.

It was Nixon who scored the winning goal and to hear from himself and manager Clifford Adams, watch the video above.