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Glenavon 4 Donegal Celtic 0

Glenavon are on the mend but Gary Hamilton has warned more has to be done if his men are to guarantee their stay in the Carling Premiership.

Player-boss Hamilton has welcomed the return to form of his front men who have bagged 16 goals in four games but is only too aware the back door has been the major problem in the fight for survival.

The return of broken leg victim Mark Haughey brought stability and a clean sheet, the first for some time, in Saturday’s Mourneview Park demolition of nine-man Donegal Celtic.

Now with his side fourth from bottom, albeit on goal difference, Hamilton is demanding full points from the remaining two games at Ballymena and home against fellow survival fighters Dungannon Swifts.

Jay Magee, a penalty by loan star Brian McCaul — his ninth in 11 starts — and Ciaran Doherty’s header on the stroke of half-time had the game done and dusted.

Or had it, considering the fact that, in their last two outings, Glenavon conceded late goals to drop points against Lisburn Distillery and Carrick Rangers?

DC made it easy in the second half by losing discipline which saw Paul Bradley and Declan O’Hara sent off and Mark Miskimmin chipped in with the fourth goal.

Hamilton — who was left red-faced when his cheeky second-half penalty was dinked straight into the chest of visiting keeper Gerard McVeigh — said: “Maybe it was a case of DC not having anything to play for but the bonus for us is that we’re taking our chances.

“We have completed our first aim which was to avoid the automatic drop now our mission must be to win our last two games.

“Ballymena is next up and it won’t be easy because they are out to impress Spike (new manager Glenn Ferguson) in the hope of winning new contracts.”

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