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Summary

  1. Ballinamallard United OFF Glenavon
  2. Carrick Rangers 2-0 Coleraine
  3. Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena United
  4. Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Crusaders
  5. Glentoran 1-0 Ards
  6. Portadown 0-5 Linfield

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That's it for this week, as Crusaders maintain their seven-point advantage. The top three all won so things have not changed at the top.

    In the bottom half, Glentoran and Carrick Rangers both jumped up two places.

    We'll leave you with some goals highlights from the matches.

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    Video caption: Cliftonville beat Ballymena United 2-0 at Solitude

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    Video caption: David Cushley scores to give Crusaders the points at Stangmore Park

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    Video caption: Carrick Rangers beat Coleraine to secure their first home win of the season

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    Video caption: Curtis Allen scores the only goal of the game to give Glentoran victory over Ards

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    Video caption: Linfield have an easy 5-0 win over Portadown at Shamrock Park
  2. At the other end

    Irish Premiership's bottom six

    Irish Premiership's bottom six
    Image caption: Irish Premiership's bottom six
  3. How they stand

    Irish Premiership's top six

    Irish Premiership's top six
    Image caption: Irish Premiership's top six
  4. What they said

    Glentoran 1-0 Ards

    Quote Message: I think our boys got what they deserved. Their keeper didn't have a save to make and we worked their keeper. That is what Curtis Allen is all about, he has done it continuously throughout his career. But we had other chances too and I am happy with the 1-0 win. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  5. What they said

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Crusaders

    Quote Message: David is a great striker of the ball and we needed his goal to get another three points. I think we just about shaded it. Dungannon are a tough side, they make the game nice and compact. We have a never-say-die attitude at this club and it is instilled by the manager who wants 95 minutes from us, not 90. We are not conceding many which is a big part of it as well. from Sean O'Neill Crusaders goalkeeper
    Sean O'NeillCrusaders goalkeeper
  6. FULL-TIME

    Glentoran 1-0 Ards

    The Glens bag the points at the Oval thanks to Curtis Allen's lobbed effort five minutes before half-time.

  7. FULL-TIME

    Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena Utd

  8. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Crusaders

    Another late win for Crusaders - but that's why they're champions. David Cushley's free-kick daisy-cutter does the business for Stephen Baxter's men and they remain seven points clear of Linfield at the top of the table.

  9. FULL-TIME

    Carrick Rangers 2-0 Coleraine

  10. FULL-TIME

    Portadown 0-5 Linfield

    Linfield miss a late penalty but are easy winners at Shamrock Park.

  11. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 0-1 Crusaders

    Substitute David Cushley scores a sweetly-struck free-kick for Crusaders. Is this another late winner for the champions and league leaders? 

    The free-kick was given for a foul which earned Dougie Wilson a yellow card. It was a fair distance out but Cushley is a dab hand in the these situations and beat keeper Andy Coleman with the low shot in the 84th minute.

    Not the news Linfield fans wanted - their team are coasting to an easy win at Portadown and were hoping to cut the seven-point lead Crusaders currently enjoy at the top of the table.

  12. Handbags!

    Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena Utd

    Reds keeper Peter Burke is lying injured 25 yards out and Ballymena have the ball but, in a true act of sportsmanship, Allan Jenkins opts not to shoot and instead kicks the ball towards the touchline. However, a Cliftonville player keeps it from going out and launches an attack. Cue angry Ballymena players and heated exchanges. 

  13. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Cliftonville 2-0 Ballymena Utd

    The Sky Blues almost pull one back but Willie Faulkner's poked effort strikes the post.

  14. Carrick in control

    Carrick Rangers 2-0 Coleraine

    The ball on its way into the Coleraine net for Carrick's first goal against the Bannsiders
    Image caption: The ball on its way into the Coleraine net for Carrick's first goal against the Bannsiders
  15. GREAT SAVE!

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Crusaders

    Crusaders should be ahead but Gavin Whyte comes out to save from Gavin Whyte.

  16. CLOSE!

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Crusaders

    Jordan Owens is denied by a close-range block by Swifts keeper Andy Coleman at Stangmore Park as the leaders try to break the stalemate.

    Still Crues fans won't be too worried as their team have made a habit of scoring late winners this season. They usually come in stoppage time, so stick with it.

  17. Stangmore stalemate

    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Crusaders

    Dungannon are holding firm against the champions but Crusaders have scored a few late winners this season
    Image caption: Dungannon are holding firm against the champions but Crusaders have scored a few late winners this season
  18. GOAL

    Portadown 0-5 Linfield

    No let up from Linfield as defender Mark Stafford pokes in number five in the 59th minute. After a free-kick from the right, there was a scramble in the goalmouth and Stafford managed to turn the ball in while lying on the ground.

  19. GOAL

    Portadown 0-4 Linfield

    Jamie Mulgrew makes it four for the visitors at Shamrock Park. Andrew Waterworth provided the pass and the Linfield skipper's finish from an acute angle just has too much.

  20. GOAL

    Cliftonville 2-0 Coleraine

    David McDaid beats the offside trap and his cut-back is turned into the net by Jude Winchester.

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    Video caption: Jude Winchester doubles Cliftonville's lead at Solitude