RANGERS HIT BACK WITH TRIPLE WHAMMY
Carrick Rangers stormed back from a goal down to defeat Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.
The Swifts moved in front on 14 minutes after Dean Curry connected with a Kealan Dillon free-kick to direct a header past Ross Glendinning into the bottom right corner.
The visitors levelled six minutes after the break. Curry was adjudged to have brought down Curtis Allen in the area, and from the subsequent spot-kick the Rangers man confidently sent his penalty beyond Conor Mitchell into the bottom left side of the net.
Carrick then edged in front on the hour when an Andy Mitchell throw-in was only cleared as far as Nedas Maciulaitis who promptly smashed it home from the edge of the box.
And the big Lithuanian striker found the net again just six minutes after that following Danny Purkis' flick from another Mitchell long throw.
But there was to be a grandstand finish when, with eight minutes remaining, Caolan Marron pulled one back for the home side after turning James Knowles' free-kick into the far corner.
Dungannon Swifts: Mitchell, McGee, J. Scott, Curry, Marron, Owens, Dillon, S. Scott, Lusty, Alves, Galvin subs Dunne, Knowles, Devine, Glenny, Maguire, Whiteside, Bigirimana
Carrick Rangers: Ross Glendinning, Forsythe, Surgenor, Cushley, Mitchell, Allen, MacKinnon, Cherry, Reece Glendinning, Purkis, Tilney subs McCauley, Stewart, Gordon, McGuckin, Maciulaitis, Buchanan-Rolleston, Andrews