Shane McCabe returns to the starting lineup with Andy Kilmartin dropping to the bench. Ciaran Martyn has a tight hamstring and is replaced in the starting lineup by Gareth McKeown comes in at right back with Rhys Marshall moving to midfield.
Kevin Braniff put the home side ahead in the 9th minute when he tapped in from Ciaran Caldwell’s ball across the box after Eoin Bradley had slipped a pass inside the Warrenpoint left back.
Conor McDonald equalised with his first goal for Warrenpoint after Shane McCabe hesitated as the ball bounced up in the centre circle and Stephen Hughes picked it up, fed a pass to John McGuigan as the visitors broke in numbers. McGuigan rolled the pass to McDonald and he slotted the ball beyond the exposed James McGrath. The Glenavon keeper had made a great save ten minutes before to smother the ball at McGuigan’s feet.
The visitors went ahead thanks to a freak goal after Stephen Hughes 30 yard shot came off the post and went in off McGrath.
Glenavon came back two minutes later when Shane McCabe drilled a low shot through a crowded box from the edge of the ‘D’.
Glenavon: McGrath, McKeown, Dillon, Murphy, Singleton, Marshall, McCabe, Caldwell, Neill, Braniff, Bradley. Subs: Lindsay, Kilmartin, Sykes, McGrory, O’Brien
Warrenpoint: Parr, King, McVeigh, Boyle (c), McDonald, McGuigan, Bagnall, S Hughes, Stephen McCabe, D Hughes, M Hughes. Subs: Smith, Frazer, Devlin, Marron, Forsythe