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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 December 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 824

Referee: Ian McNabb

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   James Singleton 52'
  •   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 draw this season after equally 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 (not used), Doyle (not used), Harmon (not used), Taylor (not used), Murray (replaced Mitchell 73), Garrett (not used), Jenkins (replaced Daniels 85)

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Smith, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Young, Watters, Scannell, Wallace, Mullen subs Türker (not used), Forde (replaced Scannell 72), Cowan (not used), McCann (replaced O'Sullivan 78), O'Kane (not used), Murnaghan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 1 Warrenpoint Town
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Daniels

    Glenavon

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Seamus Sharkey

    Glenavon

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glenavon

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran McCann

    Warrenpoint Town

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Portadown

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon Scannell

    Warrenpoint Town

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Warrenpoint Town

    72'
  • GOAL

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Byrne

    Warrenpoint Town

    52'
  • GOAL

    Brandon Doyle

    Warrenpoint Town

    11'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Caolan Marron
  • Josh Daniels red substitution 85'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 73'
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Kyle Beggs
  • James Singleton 52'
  • Seamus Sharkey 85'

Substitutes

  • James Taylor
  • Patrick Burns
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Stephen Murray green substitution 73'
  • Robert Garrett
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 85'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne 52'
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Gavin Smith
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Alan O'Sullivan red substitution 78'
  • Brandon Doyle 11'
  • Conall Young
  • Deane Watters
  • Eamon Scannell red substitution 72'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Ben Mullen

Substitutes

  • Berraat Turker
  • Lorcan Forde green substitution 72'
  • Kris Cowan
  • Ciaran McCann green substitution 78'
  • Ryan O'Kane
  • Lorcan Murnaghan

Glenavon

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Warrenpoint Town

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