Dysart double helps Ports to Cup victory

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Portstewart booked their place in the last sixteen of the Intermediate Cup on Saturday with a fine 4-0 victory over Wakehurst at a blustery Seahaven.

A brace from winger Emmet Dysart and two further goals from Ryan Doherty and Chris Hanson kept the Ports unbeaten run going for 2016.

Gary Taylor’s side return to League action this Saturday when they entertain Banbridge.

“It will be good to get back to League action,” admitted the Ports boss.

“I was pleased for Emmet [Dysart] who has been playing very well.

“He can deliver a ball really well from set pieces, it was a good boost for him to get two goals.”

Portstewart will face Mid Ulster League side Windmill Stars in the last sixteen of the Cup.

“I know very little about them, “ admitted the Ports boss. They have been promote twice in the last two season, and I know that they play their home matches at Armagh, so they seem to be a good set up.

“We will concentrate on the League game this week first.”

Defender Ryan McAllister will sit out this Saturday’s tie through suspension, but apart from Ryan, Taylor has a full squad to pick from.

“It was very pleasing to get four goals on Saturday.

“We have been guilty of not taking our chances. In recent weeks we have been relying on Johnny Stewart and Craig Moore for goals, so we are delighted that they goals are coming from other players. David Healy was very unlucky not to get his name on the score sheet on Saturday, he hit the post, and Doherty could have probably got another in the tie,” admitted Taylor.

“Our focus now turns to the League, and that’s the most important thing.”