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Live Reporting

Alvin McCaig and Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    That's all for now on a day which witnessed a very rare event - Crusaders losing a league game. It's getting tasty at the top and we will be back next Saturday for another afternoon of Premiership drama. Thanks for joining us.

  2. Late kick-off

    Portadown 0-0 Coleraine

    Portadown's match against Coleraine has just started - keep up to date here

  3. NI League Cup quarter-final draw

    Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

    Coleraine v Crusaders

    Warrenpoint Town v Ballymena Utd

    Glenavon v Cliftonville

    To be played on Wednesday, 16 November

  4. What they said

    Carrick Rangers 0-0 Glenavon

    Quote Message: I'm delighted with the performance in my first game and more so the result (after seven defeats). The players were absolutely brilliant and Brian Neeson made some world-class saves. He is a fantastic guy and a positive character in the changing room. The application and attitude of the team was fantastic. from Aaron Callaghan New Carrick manager
    Aaron CallaghanNew Carrick manager
  5. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Glentoran

    Quote Message: We've had a dreadful run of results so we are delighted with the victory. It was a good, disciplined performance against a side coming off two great results. We were gritty and committed to each other - I'm really happy. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  6. What they said

    Linfield 4-0 Ballinamallard Utd

    Quote Message: I asked the players for a response after the League Cup defeat at Ballymena and we were back to our best today, with four goals and clean sheet. Ballinamallard worked hard and were plucky so we needed that third goal was important to see them off. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager
  7. What they said

    Ballymena Utd 2-1 Crusaders

    Quote Message: I'm just extremely proud of my players - they gave me everything. We were up against the best side in the country today and I told the players to think back to the opening day of the season when Crusaders beat us 6-0. The players were unbelievable, especially as we had a player sent-off. Their commitment, effort and footballing ability - I'm so proud of them. from David Jeffrey Ballymena manager
    David JeffreyBallymena manager
  8. Tight at the top

    Ballymena inflict a first Premiership defeat of the season on Crusaders and move to within five points of the leaders. Second-placed Linfield have closed the gap on the Crues to two points thanks to a comfortable win over the Mallards. We'll have the reaction from this afternoon's action and the quarter-final draw for the League Cup.


    Ballymena United 2-1 Crusaders


    Linfield 4-0 Ballinamallard United


    Cliftonville 2-0 Ards


    Carrick Rangers 0-0 Glenavon

  13. GOAL

    Ballymena United 2-1 Crusaders

    Kyle Owens heads in for the 10-man Sky Blues from a free-kick - Crues defender Colin Coates cannot keep it out. What drama!

    Five minutes of added time to be played - are the champions heading to their first defeat of the season? A season they started by beating Ballymena 6-0....

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    Video caption: Ballymena United with a late wining goal

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Glentoran

  15. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Glentoran

    The deadlock is finally broken on 89 minutes with Jonathan Smith netting a penalty after he was brought down by keeper Andy Coleman.

  16. GOAL

    Linfield 4-0 Ballinamallard United

    Paul Smyth pounces on an underhit backpass and takes the ball round keeper James McGrath before netting for the impressive Blues. Great response after Wednesday's heavy defeat at Ballymena and with Crusaders drawing, Linfield could close the gap on the leaders to three points.

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    Video caption: Paul Smyth makes it 4-0 to Linfield
  17. RED CARD

    Ballymena United 1-1 Crusaders

    Ballymena keeper Ross Glendinning is sent off for handling the ball after racing out of the penalty area. Young replacement goalie Ben McCauley comes on with striker Cathair Friel the man coming off.

    Sky Blues boss David Jeffrey would snap your arm off for a point right now - 15 to go.

  18. RED CARD

    Carrick Rangers 0-0 Glenavon

    Glenavon are down to 10 men as former Carrick defender Andrew Doyle is shown a straight red following an off-the-ball incident with 15 minutes left.

  19. GOAL

    Cliftonville 2-0 Ards

    Reds skipper Jason McGuinness scores on 73 minutes, getting up to head in from a Ruairi Harkin corner.

    It's looking like four wins out of five in the Premiership for Gerard Lyttle's side.


    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Glentoran

    The Swifts go close to an opener as Chris Hegarty sees his header crash off the crossbar. That came after Glentoran wasted an opportunity with Curtis Allen firing his shot straight at keeper Andy Coleman.