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Warrenpoint Town revival is halted by Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon's Kevin Braniff makes it 1-1 during Monday night's game against Glentoran at Mournview Park
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WARRENPOINT TOWN’S impressive four-game winning streak was halted by fellow strugglers Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park on Monday, with the county Down men missing the chance to haul themselves away from the bottom of the table.

Unbeaten in the league since December 19, Barry Gray’s men fell behind to a 33rd minute goal from Swifts striker Andrew Mitchell and they never recovered. Swifts are now four points better off than Warrenpoint and three better off than Carrick Rangers, who were in Irish Cup action on Monday night. 

Meanwhile, Glentoran avenged their Irish Cup loss to Glenavon with a surprise 3-1 win at Mourneview. Glens striker Curtis Allen was the hero for the visitors. He grabbed a brace - one in each half - and Jonny Smith bagged a third in stoppage-time. The Lurgan Blues got back on level terms through Kevin Braniff's 55th minute strike. However, Allen popped up with his second on 68 minutes and Smith made sure of the points two minutes into injury-time. Glenavon and Glentoran, though, remain in fourth and sixth place, respectively.

Elsewhere, ninth-placed Ballinamallard United pulled away from the bottom of the table with a crucial 1-0 win over Portadown at Ferney Park. Stung by last weekend’s 3-0 loss to Warrenpoint, James McKenna fired home the only goal of the game after 68 minutes.

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