Irish Premiership: Ballinamallard Utd 1-1 Crusaders

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Ballinamallard hold champion Crues at Ferney Park

Diarmuid O'Carroll levelled with three minutes left to earn Crusaders a draw with Ballinamallard at Ferney Park.

The Crues pressed in the first half but the Mallards defence held firm with keeper Alvin Rouse in top form.

Steve Feeney put the Fermanagh side ahead after the break with a header from Johnny Lafferty's cross.

O'Carroll's powerful low strike gave Crusaders a deserved draw but the champions have lost top spot and trail pacesetters Linfield by two points.

Rouse was at full stretch to save a shot from Owens as Crusaders chased a later winner.

Danske Bank Irish Premiership
Ballinamallard Utd1-1Crusaders
Coleraine1-0Dungannon Swifts
Glenavon3-1Ballymena Utd
Glentoran2-0Carrick Rangers
Warrenpoint Town0-3Linfield

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