A point was enough for Dungannon at ‘Point

Swifts' Andrew Mitchell celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1during Saturday's match at Milltown'Photo by TONY HENDRON, Presseye.com
Swifts' Andrew Mitchell celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1during Saturday's match at Milltown'Photo by TONY HENDRON, Presseye.com

Warrenpoint and Dungannon couldn’t be separated at Milltown in a 1-1 draw that didn’t showcase much free-flowing football but plenty of effort.

The hosts took the lead just before half-time through John McGuigan but Dungannon levelled after the interval courtesy of Andrew Mitchell and they looked the more likely of both sides to go on and win it.

It was relatively drab first half with both sides cancelling out in the early stages and chances few and far between with Stephen Hughes dragging a shot wide in first ten minutes for Warrenpoint, who dominated possession in the first 45 minutes.

Darren Forsyth picked the ball up just outside the area before sliding a pass in behind Swifts left-back Jarlath O’Rourke and John McGuigan was on hand to slot past Andy Coleman and into the bottom left-hand corner for his second goal for the club.

The home side could have doubled their lead in first half stoppage time when the ball fell to Dermot McVeigh six yards out but the defender fired his shot over Coleman’s bar when he knows he should have done better.

It took just seven minutes after the restart for the visitors to draw level with a fast counter-attack punishing some slack Warrenpoint play in the middle.

Goalscorer McGuigan was dispossessed and that allowed Ryan Harpur to play the ball wide down the right to Gary Liggett. He centred to his striker partner Andrew Mitchell who took a touch before firing past Johnny Parr.