Enniskillen Town 1 Beragh Swifts 2

Enniskillen Town joint manager James McKenna is looking for a big response from his players following their first defeat of the season against Beragh Swifts on Saturday.

League leaders Town did enjoy plenty of possession on the day and took the lead through Gary Stewart before half time but second half goals from Eamon McGrath and Kris Hamilton sealed the points for Beragh who climbed up to third in the table.

“They came with a plan to frustrate us and it worked for them,” said McKenna.

“Although we had chances, it was a very poor performance by us and we can have no complaints.”

Lisbellaw are next up this week and McKenna wants to see a positive reaction at Drumad on Saturday.

“The boys know it wasn’t good enough and they have responded well in training this week and we will now be looking for a big performance against Lisbellaw, and we will need that because it is another really difficult game,” he added.

Town lacked a cutting edge to their attacking play on Saturday while they were sloppy at the back.

They did though have chances in the first half to take the lead but they found Beragh goalkeeper Adam Wood in good form.

Wood got down twice to save Cathal Beacom efforts from outside the box while he then made a stop from a Duwayne McManus header.

Lee Brennan also had an opportunity after working a shooting chance from a corner but Wood made the save down low.

However, with 40 minutes gone Town made the breakthrough as Stewart headed home from Brennan’s corner.

Brennan then hit the underside of the bar on the restart as Town looked to put the game to bed but instead Beragh struck to level.

Mix up

A mix up at the back saw the ball get through to McGrath and he tucked past Gary Doherty for 1-1.

It got even worse for the home side with ten minutes to go as they failed to deal with a long ball, which had been an issue throughout the game, and Kris Hamilton raced in to slot home to give the visitors the lead.

Town pushed for an equaliser late on but they never looked like finding a way through as Beragh held on for a big three points.