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Mallards see off Swifts at Ferney Park

Adam Lecky of Ballinamallard celebrates after scoring a penalty. Credit: Presseye
  • Ballinamallard United 2-0 Dungannon Swifts

Ballinamallard United picked up their third win in four games with a 2-0 victory over Dungannon Swifts at Ferney Park.

James McKenna fired the hosts into the lead in the 24th minute when with a close-range finish from Adam Lecky’s flick-on into the danger area.

The hosts made the game safe 12 minutes from time when Jarlath O’Rourke hauled down Ryan Mayse in the area, and Adam Lecky scored from the resulting penalty.

Ballinamallard remain in ninth place as a result of their victory, while Dungannon drop to eighth.

Three off as Swifts held by Glenavon

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Three players were sent off as Glenavon held out for a 1-1 draw against Dungannon at Stangmore Park.

Eoin Bradley opened the scoring for the visitors with a superb dipping free kick after just nine minutes, but there was drama just before half time when a melee in the penalty area saw both Kris Lindsay and Ryan Harpur both receive their marching orders.

David Armstrong equalised for the hosts in the 74th minute, but there was still time for more drama when Glenavon player-coach Gary Hamilton was sent off for a straight red after a clash with Chris Hegarty moments after coming on as a substitute.

The result means Dungannon drop to eighth in the table, while Glenavon remain in fifth place.

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Crusaders beat Dungannon to maintain lead

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Crusaders remain four points clear of the chasing pack at the top of the Irish Premiership, after a 3-1 win over Dungannon Swifts at Seaview.

The hosts dominated the game in the opening stages but the visitors opened the scoring against the run of play, when Seanan Clucas raced through to put his side ahead after 30 minutes.

Crusaders bounced back almost immediately when Matt Hazley was adjudged to have fouled Gavin Whyte inside the area, and the young midfielder stepped up to convert from 12 yards.

Paul Heatley put Stephen Baxter's side in front in the 79th minute when he turned in a fine cross from Billy Joe Burns, before adding a second for good measure with a first-time shot in stoppage time to seal the win.

The result sees Crusaders maintain their unbeaten start toth4e season, while Dungannon drop to seventh place in the table.

Reds lose at home to Dungannon

  • Cliftonville 1-2 Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts' Andrew Mitchell scores in action during the game at Solitude. Credit: Presseye

Cliftonville fell to their second successive defeat on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Dungannon Swifts at Solitude.

The visitors took the lead in the 24th minute when Andy Mitchell found the net from an Alan Teggart pass, and Mitchell was on target again just after the hour mark when he latched onto a long ball forward before firing home.

The Reds pulled one back when Caoimhin Bonner headed home, in the 73rd minute, but Dungannon held on to bring a 30-game winless streak against Cliftonville to an end.

The result sees Gerard Lawler’s side drop to seventh in the league table, while Dungannon move up to fifth.

Swifts rout Bannsiders for opening win

Dungannon Swifts picked up their first victory of the new Premiership campaign with a 4-0 demolition of Coleraine at Stangmore Park.

Coleraine keeper Christopher Johns is well beaten by Seanan Clucas' effort for the Swifts' third goal. Credit: Presseye

Allan Teggart opened the scoring with a diving header inside the opening two minutes, and Ryan Harpur made it 2-0 in the 25th minute with a close-range sliding finish.

Swifts had their third before the half hour mark when Seanan Clucas pounced on some confusion in the boxes to force the ball home amid a goalmouth scramble.

A miserable afternoon was completed when Coleraine goalkeeper Chris Johns’ mistake allowed Harpur to net his second of the afternoon to ensure a comfortable win for the Swifts.

Superb win for Ards over Dungannon

Dungannon Swifts 1-2 Ards

Ten man Ards secured a superb 2-1 win over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park on Wednesday evening.

Guillaume Keke put the visitors into a 28th-minute lead and Kyle Cherry made it 2-0 a minute before the break.

Dungannon got back into contention through Andrew Burns, but despite having Joe McKinney sent off, the visitors held out for a crucial win.

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Reds too good for Glens

Cliftonville celebrate the result. Credit: Presseye

Cliftonville 2-0 Glentoran

Cliftonville recorded their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Glentoran at Solitude on Wednesday evening.

Chris Curran set the Reds on their way with the opening goal 11 minutes before the break.

Although there was only one goal in it for most of the game the Glens lacked any cutting edge and a late strike from David McDaid wrapped up a comfortable three points for the home side.

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