'POINT BACK TO WINNING WAYS
Warrenpoint Town ended their long losing streak with victory over Carrick Rangers at Loughview Leisure Arena.
'Point had lost twelve consecutive league games since defeating Ballymena United on the opening day of season but brought that run to a half thanks to two Luke Wade-Slater goals.
The omens were good right from the opening exchanges when Kealan Dillon saw an early strike from outside the box held by Aaron Hogg.
Wade-Slater also came close to taking advantage of a later mix-up in the home defence while Steven Ball had an effort blocked at the back post before the ball was cleared.
Warrenpoint moved in front just after the half-hour mark after good work down the left from Ball ended with Wade-Slater poking the finish past Hogg into the far corner.
Carrick might have levelled just before the break when Kyle Cherry flicked the ball on for Lloyd Anderson but he was thwarted by Conor Mitchell one-on-one.
But Stuart King's side did craft an equaliser with just over an hour on the clock. Emmett McGuckin was upended in the box with David Cushley to calmly send the subsequent spot-kick past Mitchell into the bottom corner.
Ewan Kelly came close to edging Carrick in front with six minutes to go but he could only fire into the side netting from inside the area.
However, what proved to Warrenpoint's winner came just three minutes after that when, on the counter attack, the ball reached Wade-Slater who duly slid in past Hogg to secure the points for the visitors.
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Forsythe, Surgenor, Ervin, Cushley, D. Kelly, Gawne, Cherry, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Shields (not used), Gordon (not used), McGuckin (replaced D. Kelly 46), E. Kelly (replaced Cherry 58), Kalla (not used), Nixon (replaced Gawne 80), Glendinning (replaced Anderson 58)
Warrenpoint Town: Mitchell, Deasy, Ball, Peers, Dillon, O’Sullivan, Gallagher, Wade-Slater, Maguire, Hutchinson, Leddy subs Coleman (not used), McVeigh (not used), Mullen (not used), Masterson (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Maguire 84), Quinn (not used), Shotayo (not used)