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Warrenpoint Town's return to the Danske Bank Premiership has ended in a narrow defeat against Glenavon at Milltown.
In the late kick-off last night, the newly-promoted side lost 3-2 after battling back from 2-0 down with a double from new recruit Darren Murray.
Here's the Point boss Matthew Tipton.
Goal!— Warrenpoint Town FC (@thepointfc) August 12, 2017
WTFC 2-3 @Glenavon_FC we switched off again at the back
The Premiership's top scorer from last season, Andrew Mitchell, was back in Glenavon colours after his summer transfer from Dungannon.
3 points to start off the new @OfficialNIFL season. A hard fought game with plenty of chances. Griffin with a debut double.— Glenavon FC (@Glenavon_FC) August 12, 2017
Marc Griffin struck twice on his debut for the Lurgan Blues and teenager Bobby Burns smashed the winner.
Glenavon coach Kris Lindsay was impressed by the strike force.
Earlier in the day, champions Linfield launched their defence of the title with a 2-0 home win against Carrick Rangers.
📝 REPORT | #CRFC kicked off their 2017/18 #DanskeBankPrem campaign with a 2-0 loss to @OfficialBlues today. https://t.co/xjvrTm08mO pic.twitter.com/KyOnLEWFVP— Carrick Rangers (@Carrickrangers) August 12, 2017
Joe Gormley marked his return to Cliftonville with two goals in an action-packed 6-3 victory for new Reds boss Barry Gray against Ards at Solitude.
Sunshine ✔— Cliftonville FC (@cliftonvillefc) August 12, 2017
Six goals ✔
Three points ✔
... and this man doing what he does best.
Welcome back, football! pic.twitter.com/yXeZzp2pYW
Oran Kearney celebrated a new three-year contract as Coleraine manager with a 3-1 win away to Dungannon - despite having defender Steven Douglas dismissed.
Not the start to the season the Swifts had hoped for with the sending off of Coleman putting the nail on the coffin today.— Dungannon Swifts (@DgnSwifts) August 12, 2017
Curtis Allen scored both goals for Glentoran as they started the season by beating Ballinamallard 2-1 at Ferney Park.
GOALLLL 2-1 Glentoran ALLEN pic.twitter.com/EHB8819GgJ— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) August 12, 2017
Crusaders had beaten Ballymena 4-1 at the Showgrounds on Friday night.
Quick after match chat with Paul Heatley pic.twitter.com/SuIqTyTADI— Crusaders FC (@CrusadersFC) August 11, 2017
There's a full set of Premiership fixtures on Tuesday evening.