GOALS - AND CARDS - SHARED
Carrick Rangers and Glenavon both finished with ten men as they battled to a draw at the Loughview Leisure Arena.
Rangers lost the services of Kyle Cherry after nine minutes after he was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Robert Garrett.
However, the sides were balanced out towards the end of the first half when Jack Malone also received his marching orders for a similar foul on Kurtis Forsythe in the same area of the pitch.
The home side might have gone in at the break a goal to the good only for Nedas Maciulaitis' effort to be cleared off the line by Calum Birney.
But the deadlock was broken with 20 minutes remaining. Maciulaitis did well to tee up Forsythe who then sent the ball into the area only for it to take a deflection off the unfortunate Birney and into his own net.
Carrick looked to double their lead but Emmett McGuckin could only send the ball just wide while, moments later, Ben Tilney turned an effort against an upright.
Glenavon came away with a point, however, when Danny Wallace fired home from close range in the closing moments after player manager Gary Hamilton touched the ball into his path in front of goal.
Carrick Rangers: Ross Glendinning, Forsythe, Ervin, Gordon, Cushley, McGuckin, Cherry, Reece Glendinning, Maciulaitis, Tilney, Anderson subs Hogg, Surgenor, Mitchell, Gawne, Kalla, Buchanan-Rolleston, Dupree
Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Birney, Doyle, Snoddy, Campbell, Baird, Prendergast, Wallace, Garrett, Malone subs O’Connor, Norton, Lynch, Matthews, Doran, Corr, Hamilton