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Summary

  1. Ards 0-1 Glenavon
  2. Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers
  3. Cliftonville 1-0 Ballinamallard United
  4. Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield
  5. Glentoran 0-1 Coleraine
  6. Portadown 0-1 Crusaders

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

  1. Off to the showers

    That is all for this week, thanks for following the action with us today.

    Next Saturday there is another full programme of six Premiership fixtures, with leaders Crusaders at home to Ards and second-placed Linfield hosting Cliftonville.

    We will have all this afternoon's goals up on the BBC Sport NI website ASAP and don't forget to join Michael McNamee and Chris Morgan for the Irish League Show on the BBC iPlayer on Monday evening.

  2. What they said

    Glentoran 0-1 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We played really well. Once we got the first goal the game opened up and we had other chances. But Elliott Morris had a fantastic game and pulled off some great saves. Sometimes you want that added security of a second goal, but we managed to see the game out. I'm pleased to get three points anywhere in this league, but Glentoran under Gary Haveron have been showing a noted improvement in results and in the way they play. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
  3. What they said

    Ards 0-1 Glenavon

    Quote Message: I found out I would be taking any penalties at 10 to two when Gary Hamilton gave his team talk. I hit it well but Aaron Hogg made a decent save. It goes down as a great save, rather than a miss. But the most important thing is the professional performance. It is a massive three points, our first three points away from home this season. from Jonathan Tuffey Glenavon goalkeeper
    Jonathan TuffeyGlenavon goalkeeper
  4. What they said

    Cliftonville 1-0 Ballinamallard Utd

    Quote Message: They set out for a draw but fortunately they didn't get it. Ballinamallard defended well with five at the back and we struggled to break them down. But we played for the full 95, 96 minutes. We wanted to make Solitude a fortress and we have not lost at home yet, but we have slipped up on the road. from David McDaid Cliftonville scorer
    David McDaidCliftonville scorer
  5. What they said

    Ballymena United 2-0 Carrick Rangers

    Quote Message: Carrick made it difficult for us and tried to hit us on the break. We have played much better but kept going and got the result in the end. It was not a pretty game but it is a great quality to be able to grind out results. Well done to Carrick, they made us work hard but this is another baby step forward. I will take two goals, a clean sheet and three points any day of the week. from David Jeffrey Ballymena United manager
    David JeffreyBallymena United manager
  6. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield

    Quote Message: It is important that in every match we play, we are bang on the money because there are no easy matches in this league. When we get in front and press the way we do we can be hard to beat. Over the last couple of weeks we have shown that. Given the situation we found ourselves at Glenavon last week, the boys deserve a lot of credit for getting a draw with nine men. The work rate is there and at the minute we are getting the results from that. from Jamie Mulgrew Linfield skipper
    Jamie MulgrewLinfield skipper
  7. How they stand

    Irish Premiership top half

    It is very much as you were at the top of the table as the top six won.

    So champions Crusaders maintain their four-point advantage over second-placed Linfield by winning 1-0 at Portadown.

    But the Ports will feel hard done by about the penalty decision which led to Gavin Whyte scoring the only goal at Shamrock Park.

    Linfield fans, though, will feel the momentum is with their team after a 4-0 win away to Dungannon Swifts. Impressive stuff from David Healy's - not many visiting teams win by that margin at Stangmore Park.

    Top half of the Irish Premiership table
    Image caption: Top half of the Irish Premiership table
  8. FULL-TIME

    Ards 0-1 Glenavon

    Ten-man Glenavon pick up their first away league win of the season, but fail to improve on sixth place with the teams above them also winning. 

  9. FULL_TIME

    Cliftonville 1-0 Ballinamallard United

    Late winner as David McDaid scores in stoppage-time. Just when it looked like the Reds were going to let two points slip at home, former Derry City star McDaid strikes in the fifth minute of time added on.

    Heartbreak and a long journey home for Gavin Dykes and his team. Disappointment, to put it mildly, for the men from County Fermanagh.

  10. FULL-TIME

    Ballymena Utd 2-0 Carrick Rangers

    David Jeffrey's side bounce back from a midweek 4-1 league defeat by Linfield with two late goals to stay in third place. 

  11. FULL-TIME

    Portadown 0-1 Crusaders

  12. RED CARD

    Ards 0-1 Glenavon

    Joel Cooper picks up a second yellow as the visitors finish the game with 10 men.

  13. FULL-TIME

    Glentoran 0-1 Coleraine

  14. GOAL

    Ballymena Utd 2-0 Carrick Rangers

    Willie Faulkner charges into the box to hammer the ball past Brian Neeson in the 89th minute and seal the points for the home side.

  15. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield

    A comprehensive victory for second-placed Linfield who will stay four points behind Crusaders if the champions hang on at Portadown. The Crues are 1-0 up in stoppage-time at Shamrock Park thanks to a Gavin Whyte penalty.

  16. CLOSE!

    Portadown 0-1 Crusaders

    Crusaders squander the chance to double their lead as Paul Heatley's weak strike is saved by Chris McGaughey. Portadown have just a few minutes to find an equaliser. 

  17. World Cup qualifier

    Austria v Republic of Ireland

    The Republic of Ireland are 25 minutes away from kick-off in their World Cup qualifier in Vienna. You can follow it all here.

  18. GOAL

    Ballymena Utd 1-0 Carrick Rangers

    Defender Kyle Owens finally breaks the deadlock at the Showgrounds after 77 minutes.

    Tony Kane's corner led to a goalmouth scramble with Allan Jenkins hitting the post before Owens nets for the Sky Blues at the back post.

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  19. Solitude stalemate

    Cliftonville 0-0 Ballinamallard Utd

    It is a frustrating afternoon for Cliftonville as they're struggling to break down Ballinamallard. Reds striker David McDaid heads over from a Martin Donnelly free-kick.

  20. GOAL

    Ards 0-1 Glenavon

    Greg Moorhouse scores for the visitors against the run of play.

    Slots home his sixth goal of the season in the 63rd minute after Rhys Marshall's shot was parried. 

    Glenavon threw away a two-goal lead against Linfield last week. Can they hold on this time?

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    Video caption: Greg Moorhouse gives Glenavon the lead