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Summary

  1. Carrick Rangers 1-4 Ballymena United
  2. Coleraine 4-1 Glentoran
  3. Glenavon 1-0 Ards

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Ruairi Cunningham

All times stated are UK

  1. Saturday matches

    Irish Premiership

    You're welcome to join us again tomorrow when three more matches are down for decision. Champions Crusaders and last season's runner-up Linfield go into their games just two points behind joint leaders Ards and Glenavon.

    Stephen Baxter's Crues host Portadown while David Healy's Blues are at home to Dungannon Swifts.

    In the other match, Cliftonville head west to take on Ballinamallard United.

  2. Jump for Joy!

    James McLaughlin
    Image caption: James McLaughlin celebrates after scoring against Glentoran
  3. FULL-TIME

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    The referee blows for full time to ensure a tight victory for the home side. 

    A David McAllister OG in the first half is all that separated the two sides at Mourneview Park. Ards and Glenavon are tied at the top on 10 points. But champions Crusaders and Linfield will overtake both if they win tomorrow. 

    Glenavon will be pleased to recover after their 4-0 defeat at Linfield last time out and can enjoy being joint top overnight.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Coleraine 4-1 Glentoran

    All over at the Showgrounds as Oran Kearney's Coleraine celebrate their first win of the league campaign. A disappointing night for Alan Kernaghan's Glentoran who have lost three of their first five matches.

  5. INJURY TIME

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    Three minutes for Ards to draw level. 

  6. FULL-TIME

    Carrick Rangers 1-4 Ballymena Utd

  7. Post update

    Carrick Rangers 1-4 Ballymena Utd

    The visitors nearly make it five when Cathair Friel sees his curling shot tipped over by Simon Steele. The points are safe now for the Braidmen.

  8. GOAL

    Coleraine 4-1 Glentoran

    The Glens pull one back at the Showgrounds through Jonathan Smith - a low shot from about 18 yards in the 81st minute.

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    Video caption: Smith consolation
  9. Post update

    Carrick Rangers 1-4 Ballymena Utd

    This game is fizzling out as we enter the final 10 minutes. Both sides are making substitutions and Carrick do not look like a team capable of pulling off a dramatic late comeback. 

  10. Night over for Emmet Friars

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    Ards skipper Emmet Friars is really struggling after taking a knock and is replaced by sub Stuart McMullan. 

  11. PENALTY APPEAL

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    Gary Hamilton is claiming a penalty after he goes down in the Ards penalty area, however the referee waves away the Glenavon appeals. 

  12. Soldiering On

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    Emmet Friars has taken a knock and eventually gets back on his feet with a little assistance from the physio. 

  13. GOAL

    Carrick Rangers 1-4 Ballymena Utd

    Ballymena extend their lead as former Carrick midfielder Conor McCloskey surges through before slotting into the bottom corner in the 61st minute. It's looking bleak for Rangers now.

  14. GOAL

    Coleraine 4-0 Glentoran

    James McLaughlin makes it four in the 63rd minute and this is a night Glentoran will want to forget. A dejected Glens boss Alan Kernaghan cannot believe what he is seeing - three goals in nine minutes from the Bannsiders. It was another good finish from McLaughlin following McAuley's delivery.

  15. YELLOW CARD

    Coleraine 3-0 Glentoran

    Jonny Addis picks up a card for a trip.

  16. Match Winner

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    Gareth Tommons, who grabbed the late winner for Ards against Ballymena, enters the fray... 

    Gary Hamilton is now on for Glenavon as both sides make changes. 

  17. GOAL

    Coleraine 3-0 Glentoran

    Coleraine appear assured of their first win of the season as James McLaughlin makes it three in the 57th minute. Good play by Darren McCauley sets it up and McLaughlin strikes confidently first-time. Gloom for Glentoran.

  18. GOAL

    Coleraine 2-0 Glentoran

    Darren McCauley scores in the 54th minute, tucking away a low shot after the opportunity was created by Rodney Brown.

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    Video caption: McAuley goal
  19. YELLOW CARD

    Coleraine 1-0 Glentoran

    Steven Gordon of the Glens picks up a booking for a foul.

  20. Back in action!

    Glenavon 1-0 Ards

    The referee gets the second half underway at Mourneview Park. It is still all to play for in a tight contest.