Irish Premiership: Wins for Linfield and Warrenpoint Town

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Irish Premiership: Linfield hold on for victory at Cliftonville

Jimmy Callacher's header and an own goal by Tomas Cosgrove gave Linfield a 2-1 win at Cliftonville in Saturday's all-Belfast Irish Premiership clash.

Defender Callacher scored five minutes before half-time while Cosgrove got the last touch in trying to prevent Achille Campion scoring from close-range.

Jay Donnelly pulled a goal back for Cliftonville with nine minutes left.

Warrenpoint got their second away win as goals by Conor McMenamin and Seanna Foster saw them beat Carrick 2-1.

Irish Premiership: Recap of Saturday's key incidents

McMenamin reacted first to a loose ball for an 11th-minute opener after Carrick keeper Harry Doherty failed to get to Sean Mackle's delivery into the area.

Foster made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute when McMemamin's ball came off a defender and into his path.

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Irish Premiership: Warrenpoint seal win away to Carrick

Paddy McNally headed Carrick's goal on the half hour, but they could not find an equaliser and David McAlinden's one-from-bottom team remain four points ahead of relegation favourites Ballinamallard.

Fourth-placed Linfield's narrow victory in north Belfast moved them three points ahead of Cliftonville who fell to their third home defeat of the league campaign.

Callacher's opening goal came in the 40th minute, the former Glens star heading in from the six-yard line after Kirk Millar's corner from the left.

The second goal, in the 75th minute, also came from a set-piece.

Cosgrove stretched to try to stop Campion converting Niall Quinn's curling free-kick, but the Reds man could only divert the ball into his own net.

Cliftonville gave themselves hope with a sweeping move up field which ended with Jay Donnelly netting a right-foot finish from just inside the box.

What they said

Linfield manager David Healy: "The two goals came from set plays which we work on quite a bit, but we let them back into the game which was disappointing.

"All in all, I think we were the better side, but we made things hard for ourselves."

Cliftonville boss Barry Gray: "It took for us to go 2-0 down before we started playing our game.

"We pulled a goal back and were battering them - it is hugely frustrating."

Danske Bank Premiership
Carrick Rangers1-2Warrenpoint Town
Cliftonville1-2Linfield