Irish Premiership: Warrenpoint Town 2-4 Cliftonville

Joe Gormley scored a hat-trick as champions Cliftonville saw off a gutsy Warrenpoint to make it three wins out of three in the Premiership.

Stephen Hughes struck a fine opener for Town but Gormley got the Reds level by running through to beat Jonathan Parr.

Ryan Catney fired in a great strike from outside the box but Stephen McCabe levelled with a penalty after he had been upended by Stephen Garrett.

Striker Gormley struck twice to give Cliftonville three 4-2 wins in a row.

So, a 100% record for the defending champions - but not a performance to leave team boss Tommy Breslin 100% satisfied.

"We were in second gear," he admitted.

"The players were warned to treat today like Windsor Park last week but we never really got started.

"We started sloppily and got progressively worse, but when you have Joe Gormley in your team you will gets goals.

"We have conceded two goals in every game which is a bit of a concern, but we have scored 12 so we are grand."

Results - 24 August

Danske Bank Irish Premiership

Ballymena United 2-1 Dungannon Swifts

Crusaders 2-0 Linfield

Glentoran 0-0 Ballinamallard

Portadown 2-0 Ards

Warrenpoint Town 2-4 Cliftonville

Belfast Telegraph Championship One

Ballyclare Comrades v Institute - postponed

Coagh United 2-3 Loughgall

Donegal Celtic 0-0 Carrick Rangers

H&W Welders 2-0 Dergview

Knockbreda 2-2 Lisburn Distillery

Larne 0-4 Bangor

Limavady United 0-4 Dundela

Championship Two

Ballymoney United 5-2 Newington YC

Banbridge Town 3-1 Glebe Rangers

Chimney Corner 2-3 Annagh United

PSNI 4-0 Moyola Park

Queens University 1-1 Portstewart

Sport & Leisure Swifts 2-2 Armagh City

Tobermore United 2-1 Lurgan Celtic

Wakehurst 3-0 Killymoon Rangers