Ballinamallard forward McCartney to miss Distillery game

Jason McCartney is shown the red card against Ballymena

Ballinamallard will be without suspended striker Jason McCartney for Friday night's Premiership clash with Lisburn Distillery at Ferney Park.

McCartney was red-carded against Ballymena on Saturday and is sidelined as the Mallards go for a win which would take them up to second place.

Dungannon Swifts defender Terry Fitzpatrick is banned for their league game against Ballymena United.

Jonny Taylor is a Sky Blues injury doubt for the Stangmore Park encounter.

United should travel with confidence after the 2-0 win over Donegal Celtic in Tuesday's Co Antrim Shield semi-final at the Showgrounds.

However, their recent record against the Swifts is dismal, with just two wins from the last 20 meetings.

Ballinamallard have been a sensation in their first season in the top flight, and a victory in Fermanagh will leave them two points behind pacesetters Coleraine.

Distillery lie bottom on goal difference and a draw will move them above Donegal Celtic.

Danske Bank Premiership

Friday 2 November

Ballinamallard Utd v Lisburn Distillery (2000 GMT)

Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena Utd (1945)