Irish Cup: Portadown clinch semi-final win over Ballymena

Three goals in the opening 26 minutes set Portadown on their way to victory over Ballymena in the Irish Cup semi-final at the Oval.

Mark McAllister, Michael Gault and Peter McMahon netted as Ronnie McFall's men took charge.

Darren Boyce scored for United in the second half but Portadown ran out 3-1 winners.