Irish Premiership: Glentoran 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

Dungannon Swifts end a run of seven successive league defeats by picking up a point away to Glentoran.

Alan Kernaghan is still searching for his first win as Glentoran manager after his side could only draw at home against struggling Dungannon Swifts.

Youngster Jonathan Smith missed a first-half Glentoran penalty as Swifts keeper Andy Coleman dived full length to make a great save.

Dungannon took the lead on 47 minutes as Andy Mitchell headed home a Paul McElroy cross.

Smith regrouped from his penalty miss to equalise on 55 minutes.

Glentoran protested that they were unjustly denied a first-half goal as a Karl Hamill header was ruled to have been cleared off the line.

The home players were insistent that the ball had been over the line.

But it was a largely pedestrian first-half display for the Glens with Dungannon's Alan Taggart testing Elliot Morris and Cormac Burke also blasting over a decent Swifts chance.

After Smith cancelled out Mitchell's goal, Glentoran did produce a period of pressure but the home side ran out of steam in the closing stages as Dungannon comfortably held on for a point.

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