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Warrenpoint return to top tier at their first attempt

 

By Graham Luney

Warrenpoint Town can start preparing for life in the Danske Bank Premiership after clinching the Championship title on Saturday.

The Milltown men were relegated last season after a dramatic and controversial final day of the Premiership campaign but they have secured an immediate return.

Town came from 2-0 down to beat nearest rivals Institute 3-2 with Stephen Murray (2) and Conor McMenamin on target for the newly crowned champions.

Warrenpoint's promotion is the first major managerial success for new boss Matthew Tipton who accepted the role in November.

Meanwhile, Newington have suspended a player after a referee was allegedly assaulted in a match against Dundela on Saturday. The Intermediate League match was called off after the incident just minutes into the second half at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

The north Belfast club expressed their disgust at the incident yesterday, posting on their official Twitter account: "On behalf of Newington FC we wish to apologise to the referee for the incident that caused the abandonment of yesterday's match. As a club we cannot condone such behaviour and the player involved has been suspended from the club".

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