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Irish League: Dungannon hold Glenavon to draw

By Graham Luney

Dungannon Swifts held Glenavon to a 1-1 draw at Mourneview Park, a result that stopped the Lurgan Blues hitting the Danske Bank Premiership summit.

Gary Hamilton's side are still in third position behind Linfield and league leaders Coleraine but they looked set to claim top spot on goal difference when Bobby Burns opened the scoring on 41 minutes in Lurgan.

But the Swifts refused to roll over and Paul McElroy produced a magical strike in the second half  - on 86 minutes - to net a point.

Burns converted form close range after Adam Foley's cross just before half-time but the Swifts felt they should have netted earlier when Jonny Tuffey did well to foil Ryan Mayse.

In the second half Andy Mitchell's header was cleared off the line and the Swifts hit back when McElroy fired a stunning strike past Tuffey.

The Swifts move above Cliftonville into sixth position in the table but the Reds are hoping that's a temporary move as they prepare to face Linfield at Solitude on Saturday.

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