FOOTBALL: Heg: We Need One More Win!; Glenavon 0 Institute 2

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Byline: Gordon HANNA

INSTITUTE ended a run of five away defeats in a row to move into the top six, yet player-manager Paul Hegarty moaned: "We need another win just to keep us in the Premier Division!"

Goals from Adrian Creane and top gun Stuart Bratton plunged Glenavon deeper into the relegation dogfight, sparking an outburst from manager Colin Malone.

The Mourneview boss rapped: "We were on top for 35 minutes, missed our chances then threw in the towel when they scored.

"This form just won't do."

And later Malone confirmed he had signed Dublin hitman Tony Sheridan from Shelbourne in the hope of boosting firepower.

Provided his international clearance comes through in time, Sheridan will make his debut in Tuesday's re-arranged league game against Omagh Town.

Glenavon created all the early chances but George O'Boyle saw his effort charged down by Hegarty, and to add insult to injury referee Peter Thompson waved aside claims for a penalty.

Then Andy Hamilton released Conor Forker but while he cleverly lobbed John Connolly, Graeme Philson came to the rescue.

Forker was out of luck again when he scrambled the ball over the line only to have the goal ruled offside.

Institute were under constant pressure and Connolly had to dash from his line to deny Forker again before Ryan Coyle fired a warning shot across Glenavon's bows with a wicked effort which whistled just over the bar.

Glenavon's newly-signed defender John Kennedy, one of the five with flu symptoms, was eventually forced to quit after only 37 minutes after being violently sick on the pitch. …