Managerless Donegal Celtic continue the search for a first Danske Bank Premiership victory of the season after being forced to share the spoils with 10-man Dungannon Swifts on Saturday.
It took a Peter McCann equaliser to cancel out Swifts’ early lead in this game but the Co Tyrone side will consider this a point gained after Matt Hazley’s dismissal early in the second-half.
Celtic are expected to announce a successor to the recently resigned Stephen Small ahead of this weekend’s dog-eat-dog showdown with struggling Lisburn Distillery, with candidates Pat McAllister, Declan McGreevy and Loughgall boss Colin Malone in the frame.
Stefan Lavery, whose goal knocked Celtic out of the Irish Cup last season, knocked the wind out of the hoops in the 14th minute when he capitalised on Kevin Keegan’s poor header and flicked the ball past ‘keeper John Connolly
Donegal Celtic: Connolly 7, McShane 7, Keegan 6 (A Cleary 6, 40), Deans 7, Hughes 7, Miskimmin 7 (Dolan 5, 75), Downey 7, Gargan 7 (Lagan 5, 80), Burns 7, McCann 8
Dungannon Swifts: Morgan 7, R O’Neill 6, McMinn 6, Montgomery 6, E Friars 6, Harpur 7, Hutchinson 6 (O’Neill 5, 75), McKerr 6, Cahoon 6, Lavery 7 (Fitzpatrick 5, 85), Hazley 5 (sent-off, 51)
Referee: Alan Black 7