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  1. Ballinamallard United 1-2 Cliftonville - result
  2. Crusaders 2-1 Portadown - result
  3. Linfield 1-1 Dungannon Swifts - result

Live Reporting

By Richard Petrie, Ruairi Cunningham and John Haughey

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's all for today folks. Keep an eye out for highlights of all today's games on the BBC Sport website tonight and for the Irish League Show on the iPlayer on Monday evening. Tune in to coverage of the League Cup second round on Radio Ulster on Tuesday night and join us for more Premiership action next Saturday, with leaders Crusaders travelling to face Ards.

  2. What they said

    Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle

    Quote Message: Ballinamallard proved hard to break down with 10 men and we didn't use the pitch to our full capabilities. This result gives us something to build on at least.
  3. Crues back on top

    The summit of the Irish League table has a familiar look...

    Irish Premiership table
    Image caption: Irish Premiership table
  4. Reds already looking ahead.....

  5. What they said

    Linfield manager David Healy

    Quote Message: Our performance was unacceptable from the outset. We didn't play well enough, didn't move the ball quickly enough, didn't create chances and were defensively poor. Dungannon worked harder than us and wanted a positive result more than we did. We didn't show enough quality to break them down. We had no spark and no creativity.
  6. What they said

    Crusaders defender Howard Beverland

    Quote Message: We were keen to get the win as we knew where it may take us, depending on other results. I haven't scored many headers in my career but unfortunately today, it was at the wrong end. It was special to make amends soon after by scoring my first goal for the Crues.
  7. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree

    Quote Message: Windsor Park is a very tough place to come but I thought our players deserved their point. We were brave, tried to keep our foot on the ball and a lot of credit must go to our players for being as confident as they were. We had a plan, kept our shape and gave the players a chance to express themselves. In the end, we could have nicked a winner.

    Ballinamallard 1-2 Cliftonville

    Cliftonville end a two-game losing run as they scratch out an unconvincing win against 10-man Ballinamallard. 


    Crusaders 2-1 Portadown

    Champions Crusaders move top of the Premiership table as they hold on despite some Portadown pressure in injury-time. Portadown claim that Crues midfielder Michael Gault handled in his own penalty area deep in injury-time but Tim Marshall waves away the visitors' pleas. Crues made heavy weather of it in the second half but take the three points.


    Linfield 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Finishes all square at Windsor Park. A deserved point for a spirited and well drilled Dungannon side against a Linfield team largely devoid of creativity.

  11. International rescue

    Linfield 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Roy Carroll makes a vital late stop for Linfield, saving Alan Teggart's left-foot effort with his legs. Still level going into four minutes of added time.

  12. Miskelly keeps Ports in game

    David Miskelly makes another great save in the Seaview contest as he beats away a fierce Gavin Whyte free-kick.Still a couple of minutes of normal time left.

  13. All to play for in the closing minutes

    Premiership latest scores

    Ballinamallard United 1-2 Cliftonville

    Crusaders 2-1 Portadown

    Linfield 1-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Colin Coates heads in for Crusaders at Seaview
    Image caption: Colin Coates heads in for Crusaders at Seaview

    Ballinamallard waste chance to level

    The Mallards are presented with a glorious chance to level on 78 minutes but Jason McCartney steers his penalty wide. Cliftonville stay 2-1 ahead.

  15. So close for Crues

    Philip Lowry looks certain to score after Jordan Owens' close-range effort is blocked by David Miskelly but the former Ports, Derry City and Linfield man somehow contrives to divert wide with the goal gaping. It's one of the first decent pieces of play from Crusaders in a rather lacklustre second half for the champions.

  16. GOAL

    Ballinamallard 1-2 Cliftonville

    After Cliftonville were starting to run out of ideas against Ballinamallard's 10 men, they get a break as home defender Ryan McConnell diverts into his own net past James McGrath on 63 minutes. Unlucky for the Mallards who have been superbly marshalled by Shane McCabe.

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    Video caption: Cliftonville regain the lead through an own goal
  17. Linfield changes

    Linfield manager David Healy has introduced Paul Smyth and Ross Gaynor in place of Andy Waterworth and Josh Carson in a bid to secure all three points at Windsor Park. A well organised Dungannon side proving a hard nut to crack for the Blues.

  18. Ports try to summon up revival

    Portadown are starting to win more possession with Colin Coates having to make a timely intervention to prevent Aaron Haire connecting with a Robert Garrett cross.

  19. Carvill close to extending Crusaders lead

    Michael Carvill curls a shot just over David Miskelly's crossbar after a mazy run by Paul Heatley. Portadown aren't offering much and it's hard to see anything other than a home win at this stage.

  20. GOAL

    Crusaders 2-1 Portadown

    Colin Coates thunders a header past Miskelly to put the champions into the lead on 53 minutes after a floated Michael Carvill corner. Awful defending by Portadown. 

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    Video caption: Colin Coates puts Crusaders in front