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Steve on way back to Omagh; OMAGH TOWN 1 PORTADOWN 0.

STEPHEN JOHNSTON'S sojourn at Shamrock Park has been a shortlived romance, as the 22- year-old full back is about to rejoin Omagh Town.

Johnston skipped out of St Julian's Road five weeks ago, to sign up with Portadown, played in a few games, but the departure of Peter Hutton back to Derry City had a significant effect on him.

``He doesn't drive a car, had no transport, and relied on hitching a lift to Portadown games with Hutton. Since Peter left the lad, who continued to train with us, was marooned. Now I'm almost certain he will come back to us,'' says Omagh Town manager Roy McCreadie.

``I've had brief chat with Stephen, after a talk with Portadown manager Ronnie McFall. There's a strong chance Portadown will release him. I believe if a deal can be made with the player I'll have him back in the team for Wednesday's Premier League game at Newry.

``That would be ideal. Stephen is normally a right back, but could instantly step in at left back, where we've lost Darren Walker.''

Mighty Mark Donnelly delivered the knockout drop to floor Portadown, a bullet-like header from six yards that gave goalkeeper Tim Dalton no chance.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Dixon, Brian
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 5, 1998
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