CRUCIAL THREE POINTS FOR NEWRY
Newry City grabbed an important three points with a two-goal defeat of Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
Glenavon almost got off to the perfect start when, after just 35 seconds, Peter Campbell saw an ambitious 45-yard looping volley drop just over the crossbar.
At the other end Olajuwon Adeyemo had the ball in the net after eight minutes but this was ruled out offside by the officials.
However Adeyemo went one better on 24 minutes with the opening goal after he outpaced the defence to get on the end of a lofted ball from Stephen Moan and fire past keeper Rory Brown.
Then, seven minutes from the break, the visitors doubled their lead after a Philip Donnelly cross was only partially cleared as far as John McGovern who duly returned it into the top corner from around 12 yards out.
Danny Wallace came close to pulling one back for Glenavon only to fire over at the back post from close range.
Matthew Fitzpatrick was then denied early in the second half when, from a tight angle, he turned the ball against an upright.
And the home side had further efforts as the game progressed but Wallace's back post header went just wide, Michael O'Connor's free-kick was diverted off target and Fitzpatrick's nod from a corner narrowly failed to register.
Glenavon: Brown, Kerr, Birney, Doyle, O’Connor, Fitzpatrick, Campbell, Wallace, Doran, Garrett, Stewart subs Matthews, Lynch, Baird, Prendergast, Rogers, Malone, Bradley
Newry City: Brady, King, N. Healy, McGivern, Hughes, Lockhart, McGovern, Moan, Donnelly, Scullion, Adeyemo subs Halpenny, Carville, Teelan, Martin, B. Healy, Lusty, Sloan