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Andy Crawford (63)
Christopher Curran (90)

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Ryan Harpur ( 8)
Johnny Topley (28)

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Matt Hazley challenges Chris Curran (Picture: John McVitty/PressEye.com)

MALLARDS FIGHT BACK TO SALVAGE A POINT FROM SENIOR DEBUT

BALLINAMALLARD United clawed back a two-goal deficit to claim a point from their inaugural outing in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Dungannon moved in front after eight minutes. The ball bounced around the home penalty area, eventually coming off the knee of defender Mark Stafford allowing Ryan Harpur in to direct it past Alvin Rouse.

It was 2-0 on 28 minutes after Johnny Topley connected with a Neal Gawley corner to turn home a glancing header.

Ballinamallard almost reduced the gap two minutes after that only for Andy Crawford's goalbound header to be cleared.

And they came closer still on the stroke of half-time when Jason McCartney went on a run only to see his resultant shot cannon back off the crossbar.

But the Premiership new boys did score on 63 minutes when Andy Crawford pounced on a poor backpass to round 'keeper Jonny Curran and guide the ball into the empty net.

Then, right at the end, Chris Curran secured a point for Whitey Anderson's side when he managed to find the net straight from a corner.

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Attendance: 495

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