Carrick Rangers played with ten men for around an hour to claim a point from this visit to face Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
The visitors moved in front after just nine minutes through Daniel Kelly who nodded past Craig Hyland in off an upright after connecting with Kyle Cherry's free-kick into the box.
Matthew Snoddy had a couple of chances for Glenavon after that but both efforts were blocked by first Michael Smith and then Lee Chapman.
Carrick were reduced to ten men around the half-hour mark when Chris Rodgers was dismissed for bringing down Matthew Fitzpatrick who had found himself through on goal.
Andy Hall might have levelled for Glenavon but was denied by the outstretched arm of Aaron Hogg, who also saved Snoddy's follow-up.
Glenavon did equalise early in the second half, however, when Michael O'Connor found Hall in the right side of the box and he sent a low ball across the area for Colin Coates to turn home at the far post.
Gary Hamilton's side had a glorious opportunity to seal all three points later in the game.
On 80 minutes substitute Conan Byrne was brought down by Steven Gordon inside the box but O'Connor's subsequent spot-kick was well saved by Hogg who also managed to keep out Gareth McCaffrey's follow up effort.