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Carrick Rangers have fate in their own hands, says Gary Haveron

Dungannon Swifts 1 - Carrick Rangers 3

By Adrian Rutherford

Gary Haveron is predicting an afternoon of high drama with Carrick Rangers' fate resting on the last match of the season.

They came from behind to beat Dungannon Swifts and take their survival bid to the final day, where they must do what they haven't done all season - win back to back games - if they are to avoid relegation.

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A win over Ballinamallard United will mean they avoid automatic relegation and Haveron admits: "We wanted it in our own hands."

A draw or defeat is no good, while Carrick could still end up in a play-off even if they win and Warrenpoint beat Dungannon.

Haveron is expecting a dramatic day.

"Warrenpoint have to go and do what they have to do, Portadown aren't out of the mix either," he added. "Our game is obviously massive.

"It's only Dungannon and Ballymena out of the bottom six who don't have anything to worry about."

Carrick showed their fighting spirit by recovering from Cormac Burke's early goal.

Adam Salley fired them level, before Aaron Harmon headed them in front.

The win was sealed in the second half when Miguel Chines scored from the spot.

Haveron added: "Dungannon started well but we showed a great response."

 

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