Mixed fortunes for Portsmouth pair making Irish League homecomings for Cliftonville and Carrick Rangers

Eoin Teggart and Gerard Storey were handed debuts at their loan clubs last night.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 3:12 pm
Eoin Teggart. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Pompey youngsters, who both come from Northern Ireland, signed for Cliftonville and Carrick Rangers respectively earlier this month in order to get valuable match action.

The pair featured in the Blues’ Papa John’s Trophy campaign earlier this season, while they also spent time on loan at Gosport Borough.

But with Borough’s Southern League season cut short amid the coronavirus, they completed moves to their native Ulster where the Irish League is allowed to continue as an elite sport.

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Gerard Storey . Picture: Nigel Keene

Teggart and Storey had mixed fortunes making their respective bows.

The former helped sixth-placed Cliftonville to a thrilling 4-3 victory over leaders Linfield. Teggart was introduced with six minutes remaining at Solitude.

The winger will be hoping for a full debut when his side face Glenavon on Saturday.

However, Storey’s Carrick Rangers slipped to a 2-0 loss against Glentoran to leave them rooted to the bottom of the table.

The midfielder replaced Lloyd Anderson in the 76th minutes.

Rangers host Ballymena United at Taylors Avenue this weekend and Storey could start.

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