Aaron Traynor (43)
Liam Bagnall (70)
Stephen Murray (84p)
Stephen Murray (90)

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Chris Rodgers (45)

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Stephen Murray brought his goal tally to six with a brace at Milltown (Picture: Freddie Parkinson/PressEye.com)

'POINT MOVE INTO SECOND ON GOAL DIFFERENCE

Stephen Murray brought his goal tally for the season to six with two late strikes as Warrenpoint Town defeated morning leaders Larne at Milltown.

He converted from the spot on 84 minutes in a penalty awarded for an off the ball incident before completing the scoring in the closing moments after connecting with a cross from Aaron Traynor.

Traynor had fired 'Point into the lead a couple of minutes from the break at the back post after the Larne defence had failed to clear a set piece.

Indeed, it was an explosive finish to the first half. Not long after both sides were reduced to ten men when Kyle Buckley and Darren King were dismissed by referee Jamie Robinson for violent conduct.

And there was still time for Chris Rodgers to level for the visitors with a powerful header beyond Steven Maguire.

Barry Gray's side regained the advantage with 20 minutes remaining courtesy of a Liam Bagnall finish after Traynor had the laid the ball off.

Warrenpoint Town: Maguire, King, Murphy, Traynor, McMenamin, Bagnall, Moan, Murray, Dane, McKenna, Boyle subs McVeigh (not used), Lynch (not used), Rice (not used), McGovern (replaced McKenna 85), Croskery (not used)

Larne: Madison, Thompson, Rodgers, McKenna, Kane, Irvine, Buckley, Dorrian, Henry, Stuart, McCabe subs Bradley (replaced Henry 80), Arthur (not used), McIlveen (replaced Irvine 65), Hillen (replaced Kane 75), Smith (not used)

Referee: Jamie Robinson

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