Ryan Curran has called on Ballinamallard to convert promising positions into points, after they once again took the lead in a match but came away with nothing to show for it. 
Curran’s penalty had given the Mallards the lead against Coleraine and his second goal from the penalty spot saw them go into the half time interval on level terms, but the recent trend of conceding goals continued in the second half to leave them empty handed.
“We have gone ahead in most games recently and haven’t made the most of it,” admitted the striker. 
“In the majority of games since January we have been in a position where we are looking like we could get a point or even all three points, but then threw it away. 
“With ten games left and a bit of luck and hard work then things should change. 
“Gavin has done some very good business with transfers and now it’s a matter of turning performances into results, and those good positions we have had in games into points.”
Ballinamallard’s hopes of survival look like hinging on the continued goal scoring exploits of the front three, and Ryan has been delighted with the partnership he has formed with Stephen O’Flynn and Sean Noble since their arrival. 
“Everything has changed since January and things have been looking good,” he said. 
“Stephen and Sean have come in and that has helped me. I wouldn’t say it has taken a weight off my shoulders exactly, but I do think that it has helped me to be playing with another two lads who have contributed goals and assists. They have allowed me to have a bit more freedom.”
That freedom has seen Curran score seven goals in his last seven games since the trio combined, taking his total to twelve for the season. 
“At the start of the season when I sat down with Gavin I had a few targets and the main one was to get to ten goals and take it from there,” he said. 
“We still have ten games left so hopefully I can go on and score a few more. I wouldn’t mind getting to around 15, but the main thing is getting points. 
“I don’t really care who scores them at this stage of the season, but it is a nice personal achievement as well.”
Despite the goals Ballinamallard remain four points adrift at the foot of the table, but Curran says there are no signs of panic at the club, as they approach Saturday’s game against derby rivals Dungannon. 
“I think we are definitely aware that we are under pressure but I don’t think there is panic. 
“We still have ten games left and we know we have to make the most of them and can’t be letting any games go by. 
“Dungannon is a massive game for us now. They are maybe underestimated in terms of the league and they are a decent footballing team but we feel that we can beat almost anybody on our day. 
“No disrespect to Dungannon but we do have a good chance, and in terms of the league positions it is probably a more important game for us than it is for them,” said Curran.