DUNGANNON 0 BALLINAMALLARD 1
Ballinamallard United ended a month-long wait for a victory as Craig Hill’s late, late strike snatched the points at a rain-lashed Stangmore Park.
An uneventful Tyrone-Fermanagh derby looked set to finish scoreless after a lacklustre 90 minutes which was high on effort and commitment but low on attacking quality.
But as the game entered the 93rd minute, Hill finished off a counter-attack from the visitors with a well-placed finish into the bottom corner.
Dungannon boss Darren Murphy was sent off after reacting angrily on the touchline.
It was a dramatic end to an otherwise disappointing derby.
Ballinamallard’s best chance came late in the first half when Leon Carters’ header struck the upright following a Chris Curran corner.
At the other end Alvin Rouse made a brilliant save to push away Ryan O’Neill’s free-kick.
Johnny Topley rattled the crossbar with a late 20-yard snapshot while Dungannon also had furious appeals for a penalty turned down.
DGN SWIFTS: Morgan, R O’Neill, Montgomery, Friars, Grieve, S Lavery, Fitzpatrick (Hutchinson, 70), Topley, C Lavery, McKerr, S O’Neill (PJ Lavery, 81)
Subs not used: Brennan, Glackin, Harpur
BALLINAMALLARD: Rouse, Keohane, Charters, Stafford, Kee, Curran, Campbell, Crawford (Sheridan, 78), McCartney (Martin, 71), McKenna, Hill
Subs not used: McGrath, O’Grady, Feeney
Referee: Arnold Hunter (Maguiresbridge)