Irish Premiership Action (07/10/2017)

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Swifts fight back to beat Ballymena

Dungannon's Paul McElroy celebrates his goal at Stangmore Park. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Ballymena United

Dungannon Swifts fought back from behind to take all three points from this clash at Stangmore Park.

Dungannon had a promising opening on 23 minutes - but Jim Ervin's last-ditch attempt denied Ryan Mayse at the near post.

But Ballymena took the lead just before the half-hour mark - Leroy Millar opened the scoring from a free-kick after Fra McCaffrey was fouled.

Chris Hegarty had to head off the line from Willie Faulkner's effort - another big chance for the Sky Blues - but Dungannon's goal escaped.

There was a scare for United later on in the first half, Jim Ervin's ball back, almost leaving his own goalkeeper Connor Brennan flat-footed but United survived.

The first chance of the second half fell again to Millar, but this time he was off-target with his effort at Stuart Addis' goal.

Faulkner came near to netting again, as the Sky Blues made a bright start to the second period.

Dungannon did turn things around though, going 2-1 up.

Mayse with the finish as a ball in from Ally Teggart found the back of the net.

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