CLIFTONVILLE 1 WARRENPOINT 1
Cliftonville had Martin Murray to thank for rescuing a point against a dogged Warrenpoint Town at Solitude this afternoon.
The Reds’ substitute pounced to glance a header past stranded goalkeeper Jonathan Parr 10 minutes from time to snuff out the visitors’ hopes of an almighty upset at the home of the champions.
Warrenpoint - who saw Stephen McCabe miss a first-half penalty - had pulled ahead just minutes earlier when Daniel Hughes capitalised on a Ryan Catney error to break the deadlock but their advantage was short lived as Murray reacted to a Ronan Scannell delivery to plunder a quickfire leveller that, thanks to results elsewhere, keeps Cliftonville in touch at the top end of the Danske Bank Premiership.
CLIFTONVILLE: Brown, McGovern, R Scannell, Johnston, Caldwell, McMullan, Garrett, Catney, Gormley, Curran, Boyce. Subs: McNally, Donnelly (for Garrett, 81 mins), O’Carroll (for Boyce, 69 mins), Cosgrove, Murray (for Johnston, 69 mins).
WARRENPOINT: J Parr, King, S Parr, D Hughes, S Hughes, McCabe, Smith, Bagnall, M Hughes, Moan, Boyle. Subs: Cowan, Kearns, Mooney (for McCabe, 90 mins), Grant (for S Hughes, 69 mins), McMullan (for D Hughes, 80 mins).
REFEREE: Ryan Stewart (Cardiff)