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Lindsay won't let Swifts get too downhearted by defeat

Dungannon Swifts 0 Warrenpoint Town 2

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Kris Lindsay

Kris Lindsay

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Kris Lindsay

Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay said there is no sense of alarm despite a frustrating home loss to Warrenpoint Town.

The hosts missed a series of chances as they slumped to a second straight defeat, with Kealan Dillon and substitute Alan O'Sullivan grabbing the goals for Town.

Lindsay was unhappy with the loss, but insists there is plenty of time to turn things around.

"It's disappointing and we've said all along that we need to pick up points against the teams that are going to be around us in the league," he said.

"We haven't done that today, which is frustrating and disappointing - but it is the second game of the season.

"There are still 36 league games to go, so let's not get too downhearted.

"Yeah, it puts a little bit more pressure on us in the coming weeks. So while it is disappointing and frustrating, we need to pick ourselves up and go again next weekend."

An entertaining clash produced plenty of goalmouth action.

The visitors seized the lead three minutes into the second half through Dillon. He played a one-two with Matthew Knox before finishing well.

Point wrapped it up five minutes from time when O'Sullivan collected a Ryan Swan header and slotted home.

Warrenpoint boss Barry Gray felt his side were deserving winners.

"We have come away with a 2-0 win - a clean sheet and three points, and it was a convincing win in a dogged game," he said.

"We have hit the crossbar twice, we've missed an open goal and had a penalty call turned down. Yes, our goalkeeper has had to make a few saves - crucial saves at a crucial time - but that happens in games."

DUNGANNON SWIFTS: Johnston, Coyle, King, Byers (Forde, 84 mins), Teggart, Teelan (Patton, 56 mins), Lowe (Convie, 57 mins), Smyth, Campbell, Carvill, Hughes. Unused subs: Byrne, McGinty, O'Kane, Glenny

WARRENPOINT: Sava, Ball, Peers, Wallace, Deasy, Dillon, Gallagher (O'Connor, 67 mins), Hutchinson, Carroll (O'Sullivan, 80 mins), Knox (McVeigh, 89 mins), Swan. Unused subs: Coleman, Mullen, Cowan, Carson

Referee: Tim Marshall (Irvinestown)

Man of the match: Matthew Knox

Match rating: 7/10.

Belfast Telegraph


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