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Summary

  1. Ballymena United 2-0 Portadown
  2. Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran
  3. Linfield 3-0 Carrick Rangers

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. Final whistle

    Irish Premiership

    Thanks very much for following the action with us. See you next week when we will have a full programme of six matches. Leaders Crusaders are away to Ballinamallard while second-placed Linfield travel to Ards.

  2. Crues held by Glentoran

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    Highlights from Seaview as champions Crusaders grab a 2-2 draw against Glentoran thanks to a late Richard Clarke equaliser.

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    Video caption: Richard Clarke strikes to rescue a draw for Crusaders against Glentoran
  3. Ballymena bag three points

    Ballymena United 2-0 Portadown

    One for the McCaffreys to enjoy! Their boy Fra scores both goals to give Ballymena United a 2-0 win over Portadown.

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    Video caption: Fra McCaffrey grabs both goals as Ballymena United beat Portadown 2-0
  4. Easy for Linfield

    Linfield 3-0 Carrick Rangers

    See how Linfield ran out easy winners over Carrick Rangers at Windsor Park.

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    Video caption: Linfield ease past Carrick Rangers at Windsor Park
  5. How they stand

    Top half of the table

    So a decent afternoon for Linfield as they aim to close in on champions Crusaders at the top of the table. A three-goal victory over Carrick - but more importantly three points today for David Healy's Blues and they're now five behind the Premiership pacesetters.

    Top half of the Irish Premiership
    Image caption: Top half of the Irish Premiership
  6. Keeper Morris on Seaview incident

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    Quote Message: I can take all the verbal abuse and name calling - I can take that all day. But when someone spits at you from two yards it is hard. But, listen, it was a good game today and I think both teams were disappointed they did not win from Elliot Morris Glentoran goalkeeper
    Elliot MorrisGlentoran goalkeeper
  7. What they said

    Ballymena United 2-0 Portadown

    Quote Message: There were not that many clear cut chances. We had a lack of quality in important areas but we regrouped at half-time and in the second half we were much better and perhaps shaded a narrow victory. We had been poor in the last few matches but we know we can jump back up the table. from Allan Jenkins Ballymena United
    Allan JenkinsBallymena United
  8. What they said

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    Quote Message: The match had a bit of everything and I am disappointed mainly. We were resilient and made ourselves hard to beat. Curtis has scored goals throughout his career in the Irish League and it was essential we got him on a new contract. I feel we are going to get the best years of him at 28. It is a great coup for the club. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  9. Glens keeper clashes with fan

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    However, there are some ugly scenes at the final whistle as Elliot Morris becomes involved in an incident with a fan behind the goal. The Glens keeper was rubbing his shirt after the incident, suggesting he may have been spat on. 

    Team-mate Calum Birney intervenes quickly, pulling his goalkeeper away from the ensuing melee.   

    Tempers flared at the end of the Crusaders v Glentoran match
    Image caption: Tempers flared at the end of the Crusaders v Glentoran match
  10. FULL-TIME

    Ballymena United 2-0 Portadown

    Ballymena move to within five points of third-placed Cliftonville thanks to a Fra McCaffrey double, seeing off Portadown at the Showgrounds.

    Niall Currie will reportedly be appointed Portadown manager in the next few days and he has a remarkably difficult job ahead of him if he is to salvage what has been a miserable season for the Shamrock Park outfit. 

    Portadown bound Niall Currie
    Image caption: Portadown bound Niall Currie
  11. FULL-TIME

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    It's over at Seaview!

  12. FULL-TIME

    Linfield 3-0 Carrick Rangers

    David Healy's men win comfortably to reclaim second place in the Premiership table. They're five points behind Crusaders now after the leaders are held to a 2-2 draw at home to Glentoran.

  13. Forsythe misses!

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    Almost immediately after drawing level for the second time, Forsythe spurns a chance to complete the comeback, blazing his shot well over the bar after escaping a tired Glens defence. 

  14. GOAL

    Crusaders 2-2 Glentoran

    Richard Clarke levels it!

    Glentoran can't hold on as the home side are rescued by substitute Clarke, who fires in a right-footed effort from the edge of the area. 

    It's yet another late goal at home for Crusaders!

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  15. Smyth injured

    Linfield 3-0 Carrick Rangers

    Paul Smyth hobbles off but Linfield have a decent replacement in Aaron Burns. Most of the interest at Windsor is on the latest score at Seaview.

  16. Can Glentoran hold on?

    Crusaders 1-2 Glentoran

    The visitors are camped inside their own half as Crusaders search for an equaliser. The Glens are defending resolutely - but will it be enough to hang on for what would be a memorable victory?

    Less than 10 minutes remaining. 

  17. Morris with a super save

    Crusaders 1-2 Glentoran

    Allen has bagged himself a brace but Elliott Morris has certainly staked a claim to be named man of the match. The Glens keeper produces the latest in an excellent series of stops to deny a Jordan Owens header which looked destined for the bottom corner.

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    Video caption: Elliot Morris save
  18. GOAL

    Ballymena 2-0 Portadown

    A quickfire double as McCaffrey tucks away a cracking effort into the top corner! William Faulkner found his teammate with a fine pass and McCaffrey did the rest.

    A devastating one-two punch from David Jeffrey's men and it looks a long way back for Portadown now. 

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  19. GOAL

    Ballymena 1-0 Portadown

    Fra McCaffrey scores!

    The Sky Blues have got their noses in front after Tony Kane's cross is not dealt with, allowing the midfielder to capitalise and smash home the opener. 

  20. CLOSE!

    Linfield 3-0 Carrick Rangers

    Mark Stafford almost heads his second but the ball comes off the upright.