Champions Linfield moved up to third with a comfortable win against Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
The Blues took a 32nd minute lead through Brian McCaul's penalty after Kris Lindsay's foul on Matt Tipton.
Tipton struck the second for the Blues in the 50th minute for his first goal since his summer move from Portadown.
Glenavon midfielder Ciaran Martyn was sent-off for two yellow cards and young Linfield substitute Ross Clarke made it 3-0 with a spectacular strike.
The result continues Linfield's recent rival but they remain 13 points behind Premiership pacesetters Cliftonville.
David Jeffrey's men face the rampant Reds at Windsor Park on Tuesday and will be seeking a victory to perhaps revive their fading title hopes.