Warner Mullen (26)

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Ryan Harpur (24)
Andrew Mitchell (31)
Andrew Mitchell (35)
Douglas Wilson (79)

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Andrew Mitchell scored twice as Dungannon Swifts swept to victory at Ferney Park (Picture: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com)

MITCHELL BRACE INSPIRES SWIFTS VICTORY

Dungannon Swifts swept to a comfortable defeat of Ballinamallard United at Ferney Park to strengthen their claim for a spot in the Europa League play-offs.

Ryan Mayse came within a whisker of firing the Mallards in front during the opening exchanges only to send the ball into the side netting from close range.

At the other end Peter McMahon almost broke the deadlock with an 11th minute drive against an upright after being 'keeper James McGrath while, not long after that, Jamie Glackin could only look on as an effort flew past the top corner.

The Swifts moved in front after 24 minutes through Ryan Harpur who nodded home at the back post after connecting with an Andrew Mitchell corner.

However, it proved to be a short lived lead after Warner Mullen levelled for the Mallards just three minutes later when he slotted the ball beneath Stuart Addis after being teed up by Ryan Curran.

Mitchell then fired the visitors in front after walzing through the United defence before, four minutes after that, doubling his tally for the evening after meeting a low McMahon cross from the right.

Curran almost reduced the arrears on 72 minutes only to head a Niall Owens free-kick against an upright but, with 11 minutes remaining, Douglas Wilson settled the outcome with a back post header from Cormac Burke's corner.

Ballinamallard United: McGrath, McLaughlin, McGinty, McCartney, Mullen, Morris, Mayse, Hutchinson, Elliott, McCann, Curran subs Armstrong (replaced Mullen 76), Crilly (not used), Owens (replaced Elliott 68), Crawford (not used), Frempong (replaced Hutchinson 68)

Dungannon Swifts: Addis, Brennan, Wilson, Armstrong, Glackin, Mitchell, Harpur, O'Rourke, Lowe, Burke, McMahon subs Fitzpatrick (not used), Teggart (replaced McMahon 67), Burns (replaced Glackin 84), Lavery (replaced Mitchell 84), Coyle (not used)

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Attendance: 286