Carrick Rangers maintained their recent good run by coming from a goal down to earn a point from this visit to Mourneview Park to face Glenavon.
Glenavon started brightly, almost going in front after just ten minutes through Peter Campbell's low strike from outside the box which struck an upright before falling to safety.
Lee McNulty then had a go with a header which went over before, on 17 minutes, Michael O'Connor did fire Glenavon into the lead with a free-kick from out on the left which bypassed everyone in the penalty area before ending up in the bottom corner.
Gary Hamilton's side then had another chance later in the first half after McNulty played a long ball for Matthew Fitzpatrick who saw his effort saved by Aaron Hogg.
However, Carrick levelled early in the second half. Alex Gawne got past keeper Craig Hyland and sent the ball towards goal but Sean Ward blatantly saved with his hands on the line, giving referee Jamie Robinson no option but to send him off and award a spot-kick which Caolan Loughran duly clinically converted.
And the visitors looked to make their numerical advantage count in pursuit of the full three points.
Daniel Kelly headed over soon after from a Kyle Cherry corner while Cathair Friel sent a similar effort just wide from Gerard Storey's free-kick before, later in the game, Storey crossed from the right for Gawne to head on target but Hyland did well to tip the ball away.