The four-strong gang attacked the 28-year-old in Buckley Road at about 5.30pm.
The victim managed to escape but also lost his shoes.
His attackers caught up with him in Wellington Road, where a further struggle took place.
The victim then took refuge in a garden before the police were called.
The gang left the area in a green Ford Focus.
Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked contact police staff investigator Rob French 415000 on extension 4045 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.