Glenavon claim points at Warrenpoint

Glenavon's Rhys Marshall
Glenavon's Rhys Marshall

Warrenpoint Town 0 Glenavon 2

It’s a win and a draw for Glenavon from their first two games as they picked up their first victory of the season following a battling performance against Warrenpoint at Milltown on Wednesday night.

After being on top for the majority of the match but failing to break down a plucky ‘Point rearguard, Gary Hamilton’s men eventually pick the Town lock with just 11 minutes left to play through young full-back Rhys Marshall. The second followed just four minutes later when substitute Tiarnan Mulvenna blasted home from the penalty spot.

It was a pretty mundane encounter with both sides cancelling each other out and not a lot of quality on show but it was the Lurgan Blues who had the better of the chances in both halves.

Kyle Neill forced Warrenpoint keeper Jonny Parr into an excellent reflex save on 28 minutes before Guy Bates was denied by the keeper five minutes after the hour mark.

Marshall broke the deadlock when he fired home through a crowd of players on 79 minutes and then Mulvenna blasted home a penalty after Warrenpoint defender Dermot McVeigh was adjudged to have fouled Bates on 83.

Warrenpoint Town: Parr, King, McDonnell, McVeigh, Gargan (S Hughes 59), D Hughes, Bagnall, M Hughes (Havern 74), Moan, Boyle, Devlin

Subs not used: Cowan, Smith, Osobe

Glenavon: McGrath, Neill, Lindsay, Kilmartin (Martyn 59), Bates, Bradley, Dillon, Marshall, Braniff (Mulvenna 81), McCabe, Singleton (McGrory 30)

Subs not used: Hamilton, Foley, Mulvenna

Referee: E Boyce