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Ballinamallard's James McKenna (Picture: Mervyn McClelland/


BALLINAMALLARD made a strong point on Saturday - that they won't be knocked off the summit of the league without a fight.

The prolific Andy Crawford connected with Steve Feeney's cross from the left to opening the scoring after only 47 seconds and Crawford could have had another shortly after, but he shot wide of the target.

John McAleenan saw his diving header go wide of the post and Gregory Curtis warmed the palms of James McGrath in the Mallards goal, but that was as good as it got for the County Down men in the first period.

The Blues continued to create further chances with McCartney and Feeney going close whilst James McGrath did well to deny Keith Johnson after he had slipped through on goal.

The end to end action continued with Jonathan Parr tipping over a Chris Curran volley whilst Gareth Liggett denied a combative Town an equaliser when he cleared off the Mallards goal line.

Keith Johnson did have the ball in the net only for it to be ruled offside but the much needed second goal for Whitey Anderson's men arrived on 83 minutes, when ex-Sligo Rovers striker Steve Feeney caught Parr off his line to seal another victory for the Fermanagh side.