John McGuigan (43)

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Andrew Mitchell (52)

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Andrew Mitchell celebrates levelling for the Swifts (Picture: Tony Hendron/PressEye.com)

SWIFTS STAY FOUR CLEAR OF PLAY-OFFS

Dungannon Swifts remain four points clear of the play-off position following this draw with Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

The Swifts started brighter, forcing a couple of half chances early on when Jamie Glackin fired low but straight at Johnny Parr before Andrew Mitchell found himself one-on-one with the home 'keeper only to be ruled out offside.

John McGuigan had Warrenpoint's best effort up to this point with a 20-yard drive straight at 'keeper Andy Coleman.

However, the game roared into life two minutes from the break when Stephen Hughes laid the ball off for Darren Forsyth who, in turn, teed up McGuigan to fire into the bottom left corner.

Then, right on the half-time whistle, Dermot McVeigh fired over from just six yards after the Swifts defence failed to clear Liam Bagnall's corner.

But the visitors levelled seven minutes into the second half after Gary Liggett played the ball across the face of goal for Mitchell to turn home from six yards.

Mitchell had the ball in the net again only for this instance to be ruled out offside while, later in the half, Glackin fired wide when well placed.

Warrenpoint's best second half chance came when Johnny Frazer found himself one-on-one with Coleman only to fluff his lines.

Warrenpoint Town: Parr, Cowan, McDonald, McVeigh, S. Hughes, Boyle, McGuigan, M. Hughes, Bagnall, Frazer, Forsyth subs McCabe (replaced Forsyth 73), Smith (replaced Cowan 73), Devlin (replaced Boyle 57), Grant (not used), Marron (not used)

Dungannon Swifts: Coleman, McCullough, Armstrong, Burns, O'Rourke, Hutchinson, Harpur, Glackin, Hazley, Mitchell, Liggett subs Fitzpatrick (not used), Lavery (replaced Mitchell 79), Mullen (not used), Douglas (not used), Sanusi (not used)

Referee: Peter McGrath

Attendance: 136