Jamie Glackin’s late goal secures Premier status for Dungannon Swifts

Warrenpoint's Darren King' celebrates after scoring to make it 0-1 against Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint's Darren King' celebrates after scoring to make it 0-1 against Dungannon Swifts

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Dungannon Swifts will be playing top-flight football again next season after a last-minute goal secured survival.

Jamie Glackin’s 90th minute strike confirmed their senior status.

But Warrenpoint now face a nervous play-off for survival after this result ensured they would finish second-bottom.

Dungannon almost went in front in the ninth minute.

Andrew Mitchell picked up possession in the box, turned well but saw his low effort come back off the far post.

And the visitors capitalised on their let-off by taking a 16th minute lead.

Liam Bagnall crossed to Darren King at the back post, and he squeezed his header between the upright and Terry Fitzpatrick, who was covering on the line.

They went close to a second when Daniel Hughes’ clever chip was cleared off the line.

Gary Liggett twice went close to levelling for Dungannon.

However, Warrenpoint continued to threaten and Jarlath O’Rourke made a terrific block to deny Daniel Hughes.

However, Hughes then departed with a suspected injury, dealing the visitors a huge blow.

Dungannon pressed for an equaliser with Glackin, David Armstrong and Matt Hazley all going close.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Parr also produced a tremendous save to turn Glackin’s effort wide.

With time running out, Glackin fired home from 25 yards to condemn Warrenpoint to a play-off.