James Singleton (52)

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Brandon Doyle (11)

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Brandon Doyle fired Warrenpoint into an early lead (©INPHO/Matt Mackey)

'POINT GET FIRST DRAW TO CLOSE GAP AT THE BOTTOM

Warrenpoint Town became the last senior side in the UK to record a league draw this season after sharing the goals with Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

The point also sees Barry Gray's side close the gap on Institute at the foot of the table and inch ever closer to struggling Dungannon Swifts in tenth place.

'Point got off to a great start when, after 11 minutes, Brandon Doyle opened the scoring after Alan O'Sullivan had got past Caolan Marron to cut the ball over from the left.

Glenavon might twice have levelled midway through the first half. James Singleton played Conor McCloskey behind the visiting defence but keeper Mark Byrne reacted quickly to block the threat before Rhys Marshall was inches away moments later with a header from Kyle Beggs' cross.

Gary Hamilton's side continued to press for the equaliser when, either side of the break, Andy Mitchell and McCloskey had chances that, on another day, might well have counted.

But, on 52 minutes, Glenavon did find a way through. Byrne did well to deny Seamus Sharkey but as Beggs returned the ball back into the area Singleton was on hand to head home.

Dermot McVeigh had a chance to restore Warrenpoint's lead but could only head over at the back post from Deane Watters' free-kick.

However Glenavon, and specifically, Singleton looked more likely to add to their tally. He was denied from a header by Byrne and then by a Danny Wallace goalline clearance. Then, towards the end, Sammy Clingan had a go only to fizz the ball narrowly over.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Marron, Daniels, Marshall, Mitchell, Clingan, McCloskey, Beggs, Singleton, Sharkey subs Burns, Doyle, Harmon, Taylor, Murray, Garrett, Jenkins

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Smith, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Young, Watters, Scannell, Wallace, Mullen subs Türker, Forde, Cowan, McCann, O'Kane, Murnaghan

Referee: Ian McNabb

Attendance: 824

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