Warrenpoint Town stay on track after seeing off Ballinamallard United

Warrenpoint's John Boyle 'and Mallard's Ivan Sprpule
Warrenpoint's John Boyle 'and Mallard's Ivan Sprpule

Warrenpoint Town’s superb run of form just keeps going as they moved to within a point of safety with their fourth comprehensive victory in succession as they swept aside Ballinamallard at home on Friday night.

Tiernan Mulvenna’s goal right on half-time set them on their way and they scored twice more before the hour through Stephen Murray and Johnny McMurray as their great escape continued apace.

Warrenpoint began the brighter of the two sides and created a number of early chances but failed to capitalise on their dominance in the opening exchanges.

The Mallards were undone just before the break as Barry Gray’s side went in front. A volley from just outside the area from Warrenpoint captain John Boyle beat the fully stretched Rouse only to cannon off the base of the right hand post. However, Tiernan Mulvenna was on hand to sidefoot home the rebound from six yards .

It took just 60 seconds of the second half for the ‘Point to double their lead. Liam McMenamin missed a clearance midway inside his own half and Stephen Murray raced clear and to curl the ball past Rouse.

It was three before the hour mark with the best goal of the lot that was finished off by sub Johnny McMurray.

Then Stephen Murray sprayed the ball out to the left to Donnelly and he played in the big striker who made no mistake.

Warrenpoint Town: Parr, Donnelly (Murphy 70), M Hughes, Moan, Dane, McVeigh, Boyle, Mulvenna (McMurray 51), S Murray, Clarke, M Murray (S Hughes 62) Subs not used: Smith, Duffy

Ballinamallard United: Rouse, Crilly, McCartney, McMenamin, McCabe, O’Flynn (Mayse 64), Sproule, Falconer, Friars, Lafferty (Campbell 67), McKenna (Lecky 55)

Subs not used: Dykes, Feeney

Referee: Lee Tavinder