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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

  1. Final whistle

    That is it for this week, with leaders Crusaders winning the north Belfast derby to maintain their seven-point advantage at the top of the Premiership table.

    There is a full programme of six matches scheduled for next Saturday, with the Crues facing a trip to sixth-placed Glenavon.

    Linfield are also on the road to Mid-Ulster, taking on Dungannon Swifts.

    Hope you can join us then. In the meantime, all the goals from today's matches will be on the BBC Sport NI website ASAP.l

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    Video caption: Irish Premiership: Linfield secure home win over Ballymena

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    Video caption: Irish Premiership: Crusaders battle past 10-man Cliftonville
  2. How the other half live

    Irish Premiership's bottom six

    Irish Premiership table
    Image caption: Irish Premiership table
  3. How they stand

    Irish Premiership's top six

    Irish Premiership table
    Image caption: Top of the Irish Premiership table
  4. Mitchell a wanted man

    Dungannon striker in demand

    Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree accepts his top striker Andrew Mitchell will not be with the club next season. A newspaper report this morning said Mitchell had signed a pre-contract agreement with fellow Mid-Ulster Premiership club Glenavon.

    McAree said: "Andy has not signed a pre-contract at this time. He will be a Dungannon player until the end of the season of the season. 

    "Next season, though, I expect he will be gone. He is at the stage when it is time for him to test himself at a bigger club and to win some medals."

    Meanwhile, Glenavon player-manager Gary Hamilton makes no secret of his desire to bring Mitchell to Mourneview Park.

    "He is a home town player and has supported Glenavon all his life - his father is a steward at the club," said the Glenavon manager.

    "We have spoken to Andrew but until everything is done and dusted we cannot speak any more on that. He is a player we would love to have at Glenavon."

    Andy Mitchell of Dungannon Swifts
    Image caption: Andy Mitchell of Dungannon Swifts
  5. Catney's leg break

    Crusaders 1-0 Cliftonville

    It has been confirmed that Cliftonville player Ryan Catney sustained a broken leg during the first half of the match at Crusaders and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

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  6. 'One of the best'

    Carrick Rangers 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Quote Message: This result is right up there as one of our best wins of the season. The pitch was heavy and sticky and was difficult to play on. We had to put our principles on the back-burner for a while. from Rodney McAree Dungannon Swifts manager
    Rodney McAreeDungannon Swifts manager
  7. Kearney content with win

    Ballinamallard Utd 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We are very pleased. We had four players suspended and a few injuries on top of that and Ballinamallard are in their best form of the season. We knew coming here would be a tough shift but we acquitted ourselves well. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager Oran Kearney
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager Oran Kearney
  8. Winning words

    Crusaders 1-0 Cliftonville

    Quote Message: It was a great through ball by Jordan Forsyth, I found myself in the box and was happy to see it in the back of the net. When Cliftonville went down to 10 men, we found ourselves with maybe too much time and did not do the things we usually do well. They worked hard to keep us out of their half but we got the win. from Michael Carvill Crusaders scorer
    Michael CarvillCrusaders scorer
  9. Baxter's derby delight

    Crusaders 1-0 Cliftonville

    Quote Message: It was a game of few chances, a feisty sort of affair. All that mattered was the three points and we were keen to get them. We could not see Ryan Catney's challenge very well, but whatever way he caught Howard Beverland, he seems to have come off badly and we hope he is ok. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager
  10. FULL-TIME

    Linfield 2-0 Ballymena United

    Mark Stafford in the first half, Andrew Waterworth in the second. So the Belfast Blues stay seven points behind Premiership pacesetters Crusaders.

  11. FULL-TIME

    Portadown 1-2 Glenavon

    Glenavon win for only the second time in 13 league visits to Shamrock Park.

  12. FULL-TIME

    Cruaders 1-0 Cliftonville

    Crusaders beat their north Belfast rivals for the third time this season to maintain their seven-point advantage over second-placed Linfield. Michael Carvill with the only goal at Seaview against Cliftonville's 10 men.

  13. FULL-TIME

    Carrick Rangers 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Sam O'Connor's second-half own goal proves the difference.

  14. GOAL

    Linfield 2-0 Ballymena United

    Andrew Waterworth with a goal which gives the second-placed Blues a bit of breathing space. The striker ran to a high through ball and, one-on-one with keeper Alan Blayney, coolly tucked the ball low into the net. Just over 10 minutes left at Windsor Park.

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    Video caption: Waterworth makes it 2-0 to Linfield
  15. CLOSE!

    Portadown 1-2 Glenavon

    Rhys Marshall hits the bar for Glenavon who look like they'll be claiming the Mid-Ulster derby day honours despite being down to 10 men at Shamrock Park.

  16. RED CARD

    Carrick Rangers 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Carrick will play the last 13 minutes with 10 men after Aaron Smith's dismissal for two yellow cards. Uphill task now for the hosts.

  17. GOAL

    Carrick Rangers 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

    Dungannon make the breakthrough on 68 minutes as the unfortunate Sam O'Connor diverts Ally Teggart's free-kick into his own goal.

  18. GOAL

    Ballinamallard Utd 1-2 Coleraine

    The Mallards pull one back on 58 minutes with Ross Taheny heading in from Shane McCabe's corner.