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Despite a dominant second-half display, Cliftonville were forced to settle for just a point from this afternoon's Danske
Bank Premiership battle with Dungannon Swifts.
Trailing to an Andy Mitchell strike at half-time, the Reds levelled through an eye-catching Chris Curran goal shortly
after the interval but saw their best chance of a winner come and go when Davy McDaid's penalty was saved by Andy
Coleman.
Thing might have been different, however, had Daniel Hughes been able to convert the opportunity that came his way
in the opening two minutes but, after some clever build-up from Jude Winchester and Martin Donnelly, Hughes was
unable to get sufficient power into his shot, allowing Coleman to save with an outstretched foot.
After a fine Jason McGuinness challenge had stopped Mitchell getting a strike away, the Swifts striker put his side
ahead with what would prove the hosts' only shot on target of the whole afternoon; racing in from the left and keeping
his composure to slot beyond Peter Burke and into the far corner.
Having lacked a cutting edge up front during the opening 45 minutes, Cliftonville's misfortune looked set to continue
when Coleman once again used his feet to thwart Hughes but it wouldn't be long before the scores were level, Curran
receiving possession from Tomas Cosgrove to smash a fine touch and volley low into the net.
Winchester was unfortunate to see a powerful effort fizz wide of the post and also headed another attempt over the
bar, while McGuinness was denied by Coleman just seconds before sending another effort off target.
The introduction of Davy McDaid injected further menace into the Cliftonville's attack and it was his tenacity that drew
David Armstrong into conceding a penalty which, in keeping with the theme of the day, Coleman was equal to as
Dungannon held on for a share of the spoils.
Reds draw little comfort
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Dungannon Swifts 1-1 Cliftonville
The Official Photographers of Cliftonville FC
Ruairi Harkin battles with Seanan Clucas; Chris Curran rifles home the Reds' equaliser and (right) laps up the acclaim
of his team mates
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Jason Mooney
Caoimhin Bonner
Davy McDaid
Stephen Garrett
Gary Donnelly


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Substitutes
Cliftonville XI
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Peter Burke
Jaimie McGovern
Levi Ives
Jason McGuinness
Chris Curran
Martin Donnelly
Daniel Hughes
Ruairi Harkin
Ryan Catney
Jude Winchester
Tomas Cosgrove
Date
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Competition
Danske Bank
Premiership

Venue
Stangmore Park, Dungannon
Attendance
TBC