RETRO MATCH: Glenavon leave the Ports 'Shippwrecked' in demolition derby

Michael Scott

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Our Retro Match series is almost at an end, but with Glenavon taking on Portadown in the final Mid-Ulster derby of the season on Saturday, we couldn’t let the series pass without this classic from 1996.

Yes, it’s the infamous ‘demolition derby’ where Glenavon stuck seven past the Ports.

The game is remembered by Glenavon supporters not only for the incredible scoreline, but also because of the impact debutant Danny Shipp had on the game.

On loan from West Ham, Shipp bagged a brace on his first game at Mourneview Park.

It was the Lurgan Blues’ biggest win over their rivals in over 40 years and one which hasn’t been surpassed yet.

And in case you're wondering why big Ivan Little features in the thumbnail of this video, taken once again from the superb Glenavon97 YouTube channel, it's because this clip also features UTV’s coverage of Craigavon Senior High School’s play that year, ‘Stop It Nurse’, which took on a Mid-Ulster Derby feel.

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