Back-to-back league wins for the first time this season have lifted Glenavon five points off the bottom of the Premiership table.
But manager Marty Quinn insists much more hard work has to be done before anyone at Mourneview Park can relax.
Quinn, who took over the hot seat from sacked boss Stephen McBride as the January transfer window closed, said: “Two wins in a week is encouraging.
“Not having done it before we’ve finally shrugged a monkey off our backs.
“I’m very pleased and I can see confidence levels rise with each game.
“We dominated the game and perhaps should have scored a few more goals. We certainly had the chances.”
When it came to missed chances Tony Grant (pictured) was the main culprit in the first half. He had two headers off the target, one with the goal gaping.
But it was Grant who broke the deadlock seven minutes before half-time and Ryan Harpur wrapped up the points with a tap-in at the back post.
Newry boss Gerry Flynn said: “We’re now well and truly in the relegation dog fight and I’ve been trying to get the message through to my players.
“We like to play good football but the niceties must go out the window as we scrap for every point.”