LOWE EDGES REDS CLOSER TO THE TOP
Cliftonville moved to within a couple of points of the top after a narrow defeat of Glentoran at Solitude.
An evenly contested first half ended scoreless with chances at something of a premium.
Indeed, the best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes came during the early exchanges when Ronan Hale tested Aaron McCarey with an effort from outside the area but the Glentoran keeper did well to deal with the threat.
Glentoran's best effort arguably came via Danny Purkis when he fired just wide after connecting with a Rhys Marshall pass while, later in the half, Jamie McDonagh and Sean Murray tested both keepers.
There might have been a breakthrough midway through the second half following a goalmouth scramble which produced a vital clearance from Reds defender Luke Turner as Ruaidhri Donnelly looked to open the scoring.
But what proved to be the winner came at the other end when teenager Sean Moore worked his way into the area before pulling the ball back for Kris Lowe to send a deflected effort past McCarey.
The Glens had a late chance to craft the equaliser after Alistair Roy spotted Purkis but he couldn't find a way to direct his angled drive past Nathan Gartside.
Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, McDonagh, Lowe, Gormley, Turner, Ronan Hale, Coates, Moore subs Donnelly, Ives, C. Curran, R. Curran, Robinson, Storey, Casey
Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Burns, Marshall, R. Donnelly, Murray, McClean, Clucas, Devlin, Purkis, Wightman subs Webber, J. Donnelly, Roy, Smith, Crowe, Plum, McLaughlin