IRISH LEAGUE: Cliftonville drop vital points as Dungannon earn 2-2 draw at Stangmore Park

Dungannon Swifts' Andrew Mitchell scores against Cliftonville
Dungannon Swifts' Andrew Mitchell scores against Cliftonville


The points were shared between Dungannon and Cliftonville in a thrilling game at Stangmore Park.

Cliftonville took the lead in the 10th minute when Chris Curran fed the ball through to Darren Murray, who finished with a well-placed strike.

But Dungannon were back on level terms 11 minutes later.

Ryan Harpur floated a free-kick towards the back post, where Andrew Mitchell converted with a powerful header.

The visitors, however, were back in front eight minutes into the second half.

Murray beat the offside trap to roll the ball past the goalkeeper.

Alan Teggart and Mitchell wasted good chances for the Swifts.

But a red card for David McDaid left Cliftonville a man short for the final 15 minutes.

And Dungannon capitalised when Mitchell fired home from close range.

DGN SWIFTS: Coleman, Burns, Hegarty, Armstrong, O’Rourke, Wilson, Harpur, Hazley (Glackin, 66), Teggart (Liggett, 79), Burke, Mitchell

Subs not used: Addis, Fitzpatrick, McCaffrey

CLIFTONVILLE: Burke, McGovern, Flynn, Smyth, Ives, Catney, Winchester (J Donnelly, 66), Curran, M Donnelly (Garrett, 80), McDaid, Murray (Hughes, 87)

Subs not used: Brennan, George

Referee: Keith Kennedy (Lisburn)