Donegal Celtic 1-0 Glenavon

Paul McVeigh

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Paul McVeigh scores the only goal to give Donegal Celtic a crucial victory over Glenavon at Suffolk Road.

Donegal Celtic moved four points clear of the Premiership basement thanks to a Paul McVeigh strike against Glenavon.

DC striker Mark Miskimmin wasted an early chance before Lurgan Blues forward Guy Bates saw his free-kick saved by John Connolly.

Andy Coleman kept out Paul Bradley's header but DC made the breakthrough on 68 minutes when McVeigh flicked in from a Conor Downey cross.

Donnelly denied Gary Hamilton and Kris Lindsay as DC held on for the victory.

Donegal Celtic were under pressure to perform after manager Pat McAllister described Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Glenavon a "disgrace".

Both sides created openings in the first half while Glenavon enjoyed a spell of pressure after the break.

But the hosts netted the only goal through experienced McVeigh and the Lurgan Blues pressed for a late leveller.

Donnelly made two vital saved while Glenavon's Niall Henderson also went close for the visitors.