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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

That's it for today!

Bye for now

We've got our breath back after another exciting, goal-filled batch of Irish Premiership fixtures. Just the 19 goals to chew on today. Glenavon are sitting pretty at the top of the table on goal difference ahead of Linfield and Coleraine. All three teams have maximum points so far.

There are four fixtures on Friday night. They are Ards v Dungannon, Glenavon v Glentoran, Carrick v Ballinamallard and Coleraine v Warrenpoint Town. That is followed by two big games on Saturday as Cliftonville host Crusaders and David Jeffrey takes on his old side Linfield at Windsor Park.

Of course, we will have coverage of all six matches across the two days. Make sure to check back to the BBC Sport NI website for today's goals and highlights, and remember that the Irish League Show will be available on the BBC iPlayer from Monday night.

Goodbye for now!

Healy responds to Smyth speculation

Dungannon 0-4 Linfield

Linfield boss David Healy was also asked about the supposed interest in forward Paul Smyth. Here's what he said.

Well, I think there has been speculation surrounding Paul but he wants to play and I want to play him - I think that was evident, particularly considering that he scored. All I can say is that he is a valuable member of the squad and will remain that way until the club accepts a bid for him. We are looking to strengthen the squad before the window closes, especially if players become available.

David HealyLinfield boss
Linfield forward Paul Smyth
Press Eye
Linfield forward Paul Smyth

What they said

Dungannon 0-4 Linfield

The most important thing is getting the win. Until we got the first goal it was difficult but that gave us the platform and I was delighted to go into the dressing room at half-time three up. We moved up a gear in the second-half, but even when we weren't that convincing we were always in control of the game. I'm delighted with the win and the clean sheet, and it's on to the next one.

David HealyLinfield manager

What they said

Warrenpoint 1-0 Ards

The clean sheet was massive for us after conceding three at home on the first day and then five at Crusaders on Tuesday. Nicking the winner was the icing on the cake. We wanted a better performance and felt we had the firepower up front to get a goal. It was Darren Murray's third goal in three matches and it is what we want from him. But it is not just about his goals, but also his all-round play.

Matthew TiptonWarrenpoint Town manager

What they said

Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon

I'm shell-shocked. I was very pleased with the first-half. It was competent and decent, we even created some chances. I thought it was even in the half-time. I told the players we needed to keep things tight but the second-half was absolutely embarrassing, it was inept. I have to apologise to the supporters for that. It was a very harsh lesson today. We made too many basic errors, which were punished. Our decision-making was off but I can't understand that we can produce a second-half performance like that after keeping it tight in the first.

David JeffreyBallymena United manager

What they said

Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon

I thought it was a scrappy match to begin with but we've come through and scored some great goals so I think we deserved the win. We're playing with a lot of confidence, obviously helped by the two wins before today, so it's great to produce another performance like that and get the three points. I'm delighted to be here, Gary [Hamilton] has a fantastic group of players here and I'm pleased to be part of it.

Sammy ClinganGlenavon midfielder

What they said

Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

I'm disappointed. We didn't compete and didn't deserve to win. Coleraine were hungrier, more lively and more focused. We thought we could kick it around. A lack of competitiveness, individually and collectively. It's a clueless performance. I'm embarrassed. We have swanned about like prima-donnas out there. They know my feelings on it. It was a load of rubbish. When you don't listen to instructions, what else can you expect? If they can't figure that out, we have some very big problems ahead of us. We have to remember what we've achieved in the past but we need to get back onto the training pitch and go again.

Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager
Crusaders boss says players 'swanned about like prima donnas'

What they said

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

Our performance was much better than Tuesday and deserved to win the win the game but we didn't. We missed that many opportunities in the second half so it's disappointing. We've done really well defensively because they didn't have many clear-cut chances but we didn't take our own. I'm pleased with the reaction I've got from Tuesday night. There is still plenty of work to be done with this squad but we'll keep working hard and I'm confident it will come together in the end.

Barry GrayCliftonville manager

What they said

Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

I'm very happy obviously. We've come up here in the past and had some tough times so to go out and do that is particularly satisfying. It's been a great week, going from beating Dungannon to Cliftonville and now this. For the players to have something left in the tank is amazing - it's been a monster effort from everyone at the club to get these three wins.

Oran KearneyColeraine boss

What they said

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

I'm delighted. We stuck in, worked hard and got the point. It's pleasing because it was a difficult week after the loss to Glenavon - we got a good hammering there. But I'm really happy because we showed the spirit and determination that I expect from the players to get our first point of the season.

Gavin DykesBallinamallard United manager

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Post-match reaction

We'll have reaction to today's results as they come in so don't go anywhere just yet!

FULL-TIME

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Ards

Matt Tipton's Premiership newboys get their first points of the season and it leaves Colin Nixon's Ards as the only team with nothing to show from three matches.

FULL-TIME

Glentoran 1-1 Carrick Rangers

Glentoran's 100% Premiership record comes to an end, but a highly satisfactory point for Carrick at the Oval.

FULL-TIME

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

A point apiece at Ferney Park as Cliftonville rue a string of missed chances. Ryan Murray's early penalty put the Mallards ahead but the Reds rescue a point through Garry Breen's header.

It's not the emphatic response Barry Gray would demanded following the defeat at Coleraine, but it's certainly better than back-to-back losses.

FULL-TIME

Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield

FULL-TIME

Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

That's it! Coleraine follow up their win over Cliftonville with a fantastic away victory at Seaview! First-half goals headers from Eoin Bradley and Stephen O'Donnell lifts Oran Kearney's men to a brilliant three points. That's three wins from three for the Bannsiders.

Crusaders pulled one back right at the death through Jordan Forsythe but it will go down as a bitterly disappointing result for last season's runners-up.

FULL-TIME

Ballymena Utd 1-6 Glenavon

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 1-6 Glenavon

Andrew Mitchell adds to Ballymena's misery by nodding in from a corner in the dying seconds.

GOAL

Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

Forsythe pulls one back but it might be too little, too late for the home side!

GOAL

Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield

Andrew Mitchell adds a late fourth for Linfield by firing home a penalty after David Armstrong's foul on Mark Stafford. A nice and easy three points for the Blues.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

Gormley finally finds the net! But not so fast, the linesman puts his flag up as the striker was offside. Only two minutes to play at Ferney Park.

WIDE!

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Brown smacks a well-struck shot just wide of the post after a mix-up in the Coleraine defence. We've almost played 90 minutes.

Coleraine fans in fine voice

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

The travelling band of away fans are chanting "Bannsiders, Bannsiders" and they have every reason to be delighted. Their team have been excellent today.

Another chance goes begging

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

Gormley is clean through but once again can't get the better of Brush! It's been all Cliftonville in the second-half, but somehow they haven't been able to find an end product.

CLOSE!

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Bradley breaks into the box and smashes his effort into the side netting. That would have been a sensational solo effort to cap an outstanding afternoon for the striker.

Crues bereft of ideas

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Such has been the magnificent organisation of Coleraine's defence, Crusaders have seriously struggled for invention in the final third. It hasn't been the relentless onslaught of red and black that we perhaps expected after Ogilby's dismissal.

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 1-5 Glenavon

Bobby Burns hammers in from long range and it's a wee bit embarrassing now for Ballymena. An impressive display from Gary Hamilton's men in the second half.

Bobby Burns fires in Glenavon's fifth of the day against Ballymena United

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 1-4 Glenavon

A consolation goal for United as Tony Kane slots home a penalty.

Not happening for Heatley

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Heatley looks up, sees several of his teammates in the box but decides to have a pop. It lacks power and is easily gathered by Johns. Heatley shakes his head as the Crues fans begin to express their feeling towards their star man.

Great effort!

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Carson drills a right-footed shot but it flashes wide after some excellent hold-up play from Bradley, who has been absolutely exceptional today.

CLOSE!

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Josh Carson heads just wide after a fantastic Harkin cross! Inches away from putting the game beyond Crusaders's reach.

Coleraine holding on

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

The Bannsiders are continuing to go about their business impressively, even after losing Ogilby.

Crusaders will need a real flash of inspiration to get themselves a lifeline.

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 0-4 Glenavon

Indeed, two goals indeed and both to Glenavon. Sammy Clingan scores from a penalty to make it 3-0 after Bobby Burns was brought down by keeper Ross Glendinning. Seconds later and Andy Hall nets from a 25-yard free-kick. All over at the Showgrounds!

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Still no goals for Joe

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

Two more chances for Gormley to add to his growing portfolio. His first one was a weak effort after engineering some space in the box. That was followed by heading wide after being found by Jude Winchester's cross. The Reds are running out of time to find that elusive winner.

Poor miss!

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

Crusaders should have punished Coleraine there! The defence switches off and Heatley races away and, unchallenged, he loops a tame lobbed effort straight at Johns.

One-on-one, the Crusaders forward really should have put his foot through the ball and make sure of the finish, but it wasn't to be.

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 0-2 Glenavon

James Singleton hooks in on 66 minutes after Ballymena fail to clear a Andy Hall corner. Singleton found space eight yards to volley home and the Lurgan Blues look good to maintain their perfect start to the Premiership campaign.

James Singleton doubles Glenavon's lead

GOAL

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Ards

Striker Darren Murray breaks the deadlock at Milltown.

Stangmore stroll for Blues

Dungannon Swifts 0-3 Linfield

Linfield are in cruise control and there's no sign of a Dungannon comeback. Thirty minutes left and this game is already fizzling out.

RED CARD

Crusaders 0-2 Coleraine

David Ogilby is off! The totemic Coleraine defender has been given his marching orders after receiving a second yellow for a handball.

Steven Douglas comes on for Darren McCauley for the remaining 28 minutes. We suspect it's going to be one-way traffic now.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

The Reds spurn another massive opportunity as Jay Donnelly rounds the keeper but can only hit the post with his effort. Is it going to be one of those days?