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Summary

  1. Ards 0-1 Dungannon Swifts (res)
  2. Glenavon 2-2 Glentoran (res)
  3. Carrick 2-0 Ballinamallard (res)
  4. Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint (res)
  5. Cliftonville v Crusaders (Sat)
  6. Linfield v Ballymena United (Sat)

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Michael Morrow

All times stated are UK

That's all for now

Well, after all that drama it's time to say goodbye from us in Belfast. Coleraine can at least enjoy one night at the Premiership summit - champions Linfield host Ballymena United on Saturday and victory for David Healy's men will take them top on goal difference. There's also a north Belfast derby with Cliftonville taking on Crusaders at Solitude.

Thanks for your company tonight and join us again for live text commentary on those two big games tomorrow.

What they said

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

It's great to be top of the table - it gives us confidence even though it is only four games in. Warrenpoint are a good, fit side and they made it very difficult for us but we got the three points and it was a good victory. Darren Murray (Warrenpoint striker) was unlucky to be sent off, it was probably a bit harsh.

Eoin BradleyColeraine striker

Healy expects tough test against United

Linfield v Ballymena Utd (Sat)

Linfield manager David Healy

What they said

Carrick Rangers 2-0 Ballinamallard Utd

We're happy with the result - it's what we expected. We deservedly won and if we had been more clinical we would have won by more. Andrew Mooney (who scored both goals) did his job although he missed four easier chances. It's a new Carrick side this season with 16 new players coming in. Everyone tells us where we will finish in the league - we'll see if the experts are right at the end of the season.

David McAlindenCarrick manager

Little motivation needed for derby - Gray

Cliftonville v Crusaders (Sat)

Cliftonville manager Barry Gray

What they said

Glenavon 2-2 Glentoran

Gary Haveron told me to go on and change the game and i'm happy that I did that. After the first half we'd have taken a 2-2 draw, but after you get your noses ahead, especially when your away from home, you have to learn how to grind out games. Unfortunately it was a very open game towards the end and we were backs against the wall. It's frustrating to concede a goal in the last few minutes but overall it's probably a fair result.

Robbie McDaidGlentoran forward

What they said

Ards 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

I thought we played some very good football but I was most impressed tonight with the determination of the team to keep a clean sheet. It's not easy to play here against Ards. It's a relief to get those first points, we've ticked a lot of boxes tonight with an away win and a clean sheet, i'm very happy.

Rodney McAreeDungannon Swifts manager

FULL-TIME

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Coleraine are the new leaders of the Irish Premiership. It's four wins from four games for Oran Kearney's team although their task was helped by the dismissal of Warrenpoint striker Darren Murray when the score was 1-1.

FULL-TIME

Carrick Rangers 2-0 Ballinamallard Utd

Ballinamallard's miserable evening ends with Carrick keeper Harry Doherty saving Ryan Curran's penalty two minutes into added time. A first win of the season for Carrick and a deserved one.

CLOSE!

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Town many be down to 10 men but they still carry a threat as Neil McCafferty's free-kick goes just over with two minutes left.

Bannsiders on course for top spot

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Glenavon's draw with Glentoran means Oran Kearney's men will move top if they can see out the final 10 minutes against 10-man Warrenpoint.

FULL-TIME

Glenavon 2-2 Glentoran

And Breathe. Both sides maintain their unbeaten starts to the season after a pulsating finish.

Robbie McDaid's double from the bench looked to have won it for the Glens after Andrew Mitchell had given the home side the lead. Josh Daniel's equaliser three minutes from time earns a point for Glenavon.

FULL-TIME

Ards 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

The Swifts get their first win of the season. Dougie Wilson's deflected free kick mid-way through the second half lifts Dungannon off the bottom of the table. David Elebert's red card on debut proving decisive as Ards remain winless.

Bradley blazes over

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Bannsiders striker Eoin Bradley goes clear on goal but fires over from 10 yards. A bad miss and Coleraine will hope it does'nt prove costly.

Morris to the rescue

Glenavon 2-2 Glentoran

Elliot Morris has been exceptional tonight and he, quite literally, saves his team right at the end. Mitchell's close range header looks certain to have given Glenavon a dramatic win but Morris somehow gets his fingertips to it and turns it over the bar.

Penalty shout

Glenavon v Glentoran

Glenavon feel they should have had a penalty for this challenge on Bobby Burns. Nothing doing.

Penalty shout at Mourneview

GOAL

Glenavon 2-2 Glentoran

Josh Daniels equalises! What a game this is now. It's mayhem in the Glentoran box as Elliot Morris makes a string of top class saves to keep Glenavon out. Morris can do nothing though when the ball drops to Daniels who drills it in. After a slow start, this second half has exploded into life.

GOAL

Glenavon 1-2 Glentoran

Robbie McDaid with his second. What an impact from the bench. It's a hopeful ball in from the left that no-one from Glenavon attacks. McDaid is less hesitant as he finishes at the back post.

GOAL

Coleraine 2-1 Warrenpoint Town

Darren McCauley fires Coleraine into the lead on 69 minutes. Ian Parkhill sends in a cross and the winger hits the bottom corner. A big task now for ten-man Town.

GOAL

Glenavon 1-1 Glentoran

Where did that come from?! Robbie McDaid comes off the bench to equalise against his former club. All the hard work is done by Curtis Allen who glides past several players before the ball falls to McDaid who calmly slots home. His first Glentoran goal.

GOAL

Carrick Rangers 2-0 Ballinamallard Utd

Andrew Mooney with another classy finish, this time with a dink over Mallards keeper Richard Brush on 66 minutes to double Carrick's lead.

Huge penalty appeal

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

The Glenavon bench are on their feet, as are the fans. The Lurgan Blues feel that they've been denied a clear penalty here. Bobby Burns is brought down in the box but the referee waves play on.

GOAL

Ards 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

And from the resulting free-kick... you guessed it. Dougie Wilson drills it low from 18 yards and the ball deflects past Aaron Hogg. Big goal for Dungannon.

RED CARD

Ards 0-0 Dungannon Swifts

David Elebert's Ards debut ends in the worst possible fashion. He brings down Ryan Mayse just outside the box and is given his second yellow.

Murray makes it all-square

Coleraine 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Darren Murray equalises on the stroke of half-time for Warrenpoint

Off the post!

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

Adam Foley has Elliot Morris beaten here but the woodwork comes to Glentoran's rescue. A great move ends with Foley's well-struck shot coming back off the post. Glentoran are still in this, just.

RED CARD

Coleraine 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Town down to 10 men and it's goalscorer Darren Murray who is off for two yellow cards. Coleraine have 39 minutes to capitalise with the extra player.

Scrappy at Mourneview

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

Glenavon dominated possession in the first 45 minutes but are struggling to do the same so far in the second half. Glentoran are yet to create a clear chance but if the score remains the same they'll feel that it's all to play for.

Mooney magic

Carrick Rangers 1-0 Ballinamallard Utd

Andrew Mooney with a precise finish for Carrick Rangers

Ards go close!

Ards 0-0 Dungannon Swifts

Ards have started the second half with a spring in their step. The ball drops to Gary Liggett in the box, the striker gets the ball out from under his feet but his shot is straight at Stuart Addis.

GOAL

Coleraine 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Warrenpoint level on the stroke of half-time thanks to a Darren Murray strike. The ball breaks to the striker 16 yards out and he volleys into the bottom corner.

Half-times

Carrick Rangers 1-0 Ballinamallard United

Coleraine 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

Johns at the double

Coleraine 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Chris Johns twice comes to Coleraine's rescue, keeping out headers from Jordan Lyttle and Darren Murray. The visitors have posed an aerial threat throughout the first half. Coleraine also go close as Eoin Bradley curls just wide.

GOAL

Carrick Rangers 1-0 Ballinamallard Utd

Rangers finally break the deadlock and it's a cracker! Andrew Mooney delivers a 20-yard chip over keeper Richard Brush and into the Mallards net. A deserved lead for the hosts on 38 minutes.

Clive puts us right!

Coleraine 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Half-times

Ards 0-0 Dungannon Swifts

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

Goal action

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

Andrew Mitchell fires Glenavon into a 24th-minute lead against Glentoran at Mourneview Park

Rangers on top

Carrick Rangers 0-0 Ballinamallard Utd

It's all Carrick so far with the hosts pushing for the breakthrough. Aaron Smyth sees his effort saved by Mallards keeper Richard Brush Brush while Ben Roy has twice come close.

CLOSE!

Coleraine 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Warrenpoint almost hit back immediately as Darren Murray powers his header just wide.

What an effort!

Glenavon 1-0 Glentoran

Mark Sykes is inches away from scoring an absolute screamer. His shot from 25 yards looks destined for the top corner but whistles narrowly wide.