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Andy Coleman on defensive as Dungannon Swifts ease past Warrenpoint Town


Clean sheet: Andy Coleman was delighted with the win

Clean sheet: Andy Coleman was delighted with the win

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Clean sheet: Andy Coleman was delighted with the win

Dungannon Swifts goalkeeper Andy Coleman is hoping to rack up the clean sheets this season following their comfortable away win against Warrenpoint Town on Saturday.

Coleman was rarely troubled by a lacklustre home side who were snuffed out at every opportunity by the hard-working visitors with centre-back David Armstrong and Dougie Wilson excellent on their returns to the heart of the defence while Andrew Mitchell and Ryan Harpur scored a first half goal each at the other end.

"It was a massive result for us," said Coleman.

"No-one gets it easy at Milltown. Myself and a few of the management staff watched them against Cliftonville a couple of weeks ago and I thought they were the better team on the day and they should have won. I think it's our first time beating them in six or seven attempts, so that's puts the win into perspective. We were so disappointed with last week's result against Coleraine and it was one of the worst performances I've been involved with in my time at the Swifts.

"We're not panicking at the minute. As long as we can keep scraping the wins and keep it a bit tighter at the back we'll be fine."

Mitchell struck on 14 minutes when he slotted home after John Boyle's poor clearance had dropped at his feet 18 yards out before Harpur sidefooted in the second after good work by Terry Fitzpatrick down the right just after the half hour.

"Things are looking good for us but we have a couple of tough fixtures coming up so we'll not be getting too carried away," said Coleman.

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WARRENPOINT: Shanahan, King, M Hughes, McDonald (Murray, 57 mins), Moan, McVeigh, S Hughes, D Hughes, Kierans (McCabe, 57 mins), Bagnall, Boyle (Clarke, 57 mins). Unused subs: Murphy, Smith

DUNGANNON: Coleman, Armstrong, Fitzpatrick (Teggart, 81 mins), Wilson, Hazley, Harpur, Mitchell (Burke, 81 mins), McElroy, McCaffrey, Montgomery, Lowe. Unused subs: O'Rourke, Addis, Mullan

Man of the match: Douglas Wilson

Match rating: 5/10

Referee: Ian McNabb (Newtownabbey)


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