Carrick’s Friday night defeat to Warrenpoint Town means they slipped to the bottom rung of the Danske Bank Premiership.
They swapped places with Barry Gray’s men who moved two points ahead of their opponents after Conor McDonald’s second-half header bagged a 1-0 win at Seaview.
It was the first time this season Warrenpoint have managed to lift themselves off the basement spot in the top-flight.
Carrick, forced to play the game at Seaview because of problems with the pitch at Taylor’s Avenue, were made to pay for a real lack of cutting edge in front of goal. Their failure to put the ball in the net ultimately cost them.
Carrick boss Gary Haveron felt his team deserved more from the game.
“I thought we were the better side if I’m being truthful,” he said.
“They had a few chances at the end when we went for it.
“I’m disappointed because I don’t think we played particularly badly. Fair enough, we conceded a criminal goal – but we’ve had all the play in the second half and we’ve created better chances but we just haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal.”