Mayse thrilled to play his part in getting the Swifts back on track
Warrenpoint Town 1-2 Dungannon Swifts
Dungannon Swifts winger Ryan Mayse admitted Saturday's win at Warrenpoint Town was a massive boost to Rodney McAree's side, who had gone into the tie off the back of four successive defeats.
It looked as if that may become five against Matthew Tipton's home side after Alan Davidson had fired the Milltown men in front after just five minutes. However, Mayse (right) struck a delightful left-foot volley to level before Kris Lowe scored what proved to be the winner shortly afterwards.
"In the first half, it's been like that in a lot of games this season - where we've bossed the games but we haven't been clinical enough in the final third. They went in 1-0 up at half-time when we had all the possession but nothing to show for it," said Mayse. "We came out early in the second half and we were up for it. We knew we had to come out with all guns blazing to get the win. We knew we couldn't afford a defeat.
The former Ballinamallard man admitted that his effort from Johnny Lafferty's knockdown could have gone anywhere but, fortunately for Dungannon, it found the net.
"I'd be predominantly right-footed so I'll have to make sure the boys know it was my left foot! Hegsy [Chris Hegarty] and Dougie [Wilson] give me a bit of grief about air shots so I thought it was going to be another one of them," joked Mayse.
WARRENPOINT: Turker, Moan, McMenamin, McGrandles, Wallace, McKenna (Mackle, 61 mins), TJ Murray (Roohi, 81 mins), Davidson, Forde, D Murray (M Murray, 67 mins), S Murray.
Dungannon: Coleman, Hegarty, Wilson, McMahon (Ferris, 81 mins), Mayse, Harpur, Teggart, Lowe, Clucas, Burke (McElroy, 52 mins), Lafferty (Fitzpatrick, 72 mins).
Referee: Andrew Davey (Bangor)