IRISH LEAGUE: It’s make or break time for Ballinamallard after loss at Dungannon

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Dungannon Swifts 4 Ballinamallard United 2

Cormac Burke was the hero for Dungannon Swifts with two goals to defeat Ballinamallard.

The midfielder came off the bench to inspire the home side to a dramatic victory.

The Swifts trailed at half-time, but levelled through Ally Teggart.

In a goal-packed second half, Burke then put Dungannon ahead.

Ballinamallard equalised, but Burke scored for a second time to make it 3-2.

Gary Liggett rounded off the win with a stoppage time fourth.

The win moves the Swifts back into seventh place.

But defeat is a major blow to Ballinamallard’s hopes of staying in the Danske Bank Premiership.

They must recover quickly from this loss ahead of two make-or-break games.

DUNGANNON SWIFTS: Coleman, Burns, Hegarty, Armstrong, O’Rourke, Wilson (Mitchell, 76), Fitzpatrick (Burke, 67), Hazley (Lowe, 67), Glackin, Teggart, Liggett

Subs not used: Addis, McCaffrey

BALLINAMALLARD: McCusker, Morris, Friars, Dykes, Elliott (Beacom, 65), McKenna (Mayse, 79), Lecky, Currie, McCartney, Campbell, Lafferty (O’Flynn, 69)

Subs not used: McMenamin, Falconer

Referee: Keith Kennedy (Lisburn)