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Live Reporting

Alvin McCaig and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. That's it for today!

    Bye for now

    We've got our breath back after another exciting, goal-filled batch of Irish Premiership fixtures. Just the 19 goals to chew on today. Glenavon are sitting pretty at the top of the table on goal difference ahead of Linfield and Coleraine. All three teams have maximum points so far.

    There are four fixtures on Friday night. They are Ards v Dungannon, Glenavon v Glentoran, Carrick v Ballinamallard and Coleraine v Warrenpoint Town. That is followed by two big games on Saturday as Cliftonville host Crusaders and David Jeffrey takes on his old side Linfield at Windsor Park.

    Of course, we will have coverage of all six matches across the two days. Make sure to check back to the BBC Sport NI website for today's goals and highlights, and remember that the Irish League Show will be available on the BBC iPlayer from Monday night.

    Goodbye for now!

  2. Healy responds to Smyth speculation

    Dungannon 0-4 Linfield

    Linfield boss David Healy was also asked about the supposed interest in forward Paul Smyth. Here's what he said.

    Quote Message: Well, I think there has been speculation surrounding Paul but he wants to play and I want to play him - I think that was evident, particularly considering that he scored. All I can say is that he is a valuable member of the squad and will remain that way until the club accepts a bid for him. We are looking to strengthen the squad before the window closes, especially if players become available. from David Healy Linfield boss
    David HealyLinfield boss
    Linfield forward Paul Smyth
    Image caption: Linfield forward Paul Smyth
  3. What they said

    Dungannon 0-4 Linfield

    Quote Message: The most important thing is getting the win. Until we got the first goal it was difficult but that gave us the platform and I was delighted to go into the dressing room at half-time three up. We moved up a gear in the second-half, but even when we weren't that convincing we were always in control of the game. I'm delighted with the win and the clean sheet, and it's on to the next one. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager
  4. What they said

    Warrenpoint 1-0 Ards

    Quote Message: The clean sheet was massive for us after conceding three at home on the first day and then five at Crusaders on Tuesday. Nicking the winner was the icing on the cake. We wanted a better performance and felt we had the firepower up front to get a goal. It was Darren Murray's third goal in three matches and it is what we want from him. But it is not just about his goals, but also his all-round play. from Matthew Tipton Warrenpoint Town manager
    Matthew TiptonWarrenpoint Town manager
  5. What they said

    Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon

    Quote Message: I'm shell-shocked. I was very pleased with the first-half. It was competent and decent, we even created some chances. I thought it was even in the half-time. I told the players we needed to keep things tight but the second-half was absolutely embarrassing, it was inept. I have to apologise to the supporters for that. It was a very harsh lesson today. We made too many basic errors, which were punished. Our decision-making was off but I can't understand that we can produce a second-half performance like that after keeping it tight in the first. from David Jeffrey Ballymena United manager
    David JeffreyBallymena United manager
  6. What they said

    Ballymena United 1-6 Glenavon

    Quote Message: I thought it was a scrappy match to begin with but we've come through and scored some great goals so I think we deserved the win. We're playing with a lot of confidence, obviously helped by the two wins before today, so it's great to produce another performance like that and get the three points. I'm delighted to be here, Gary [Hamilton] has a fantastic group of players here and I'm pleased to be part of it. from Sammy Clingan Glenavon midfielder
    Sammy ClinganGlenavon midfielder
  7. What they said

    Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: I'm disappointed. We didn't compete and didn't deserve to win. Coleraine were hungrier, more lively and more focused. We thought we could kick it around. A lack of competitiveness, individually and collectively. It's a clueless performance. I'm embarrassed. We have swanned about like prima-donnas out there. They know my feelings on it. It was a load of rubbish. When you don't listen to instructions, what else can you expect? If they can't figure that out, we have some very big problems ahead of us. We have to remember what we've achieved in the past but we need to get back onto the training pitch and go again. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager

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    Video caption: Crusaders boss says players 'swanned about like prima donnas'
  8. What they said

    Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

    Quote Message: Our performance was much better than Tuesday and deserved to win the win the game but we didn't. We missed that many opportunities in the second half so it's disappointing. We've done really well defensively because they didn't have many clear-cut chances but we didn't take our own. I'm pleased with the reaction I've got from Tuesday night. There is still plenty of work to be done with this squad but we'll keep working hard and I'm confident it will come together in the end. from Barry Gray Cliftonville manager
    Barry GrayCliftonville manager
  9. What they said

    Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: I'm very happy obviously. We've come up here in the past and had some tough times so to go out and do that is particularly satisfying. It's been a great week, going from beating Dungannon to Cliftonville and now this. For the players to have something left in the tank is amazing - it's been a monster effort from everyone at the club to get these three wins. from Oran Kearney Coleraine boss
    Oran KearneyColeraine boss
  10. What they said

    Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

    Quote Message: I'm delighted. We stuck in, worked hard and got the point. It's pleasing because it was a difficult week after the loss to Glenavon - we got a good hammering there. But I'm really happy because we showed the spirit and determination that I expect from the players to get our first point of the season. from Gavin Dykes Ballinamallard United manager
    Gavin DykesBallinamallard United manager
  11. Stay with us

    Post-match reaction

    We'll have reaction to today's results as they come in so don't go anywhere just yet!


    Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Ards

    Matt Tipton's Premiership newboys get their first points of the season and it leaves Colin Nixon's Ards as the only team with nothing to show from three matches.


    Glentoran 1-1 Carrick Rangers

    Glentoran's 100% Premiership record comes to an end, but a highly satisfactory point for Carrick at the Oval.


    Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

    A point apiece at Ferney Park as Cliftonville rue a string of missed chances. Ryan Murray's early penalty put the Mallards ahead but the Reds rescue a point through Garry Breen's header.

    It's not the emphatic response Barry Gray would demanded following the defeat at Coleraine, but it's certainly better than back-to-back losses.


    Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield


    Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

    That's it! Coleraine follow up their win over Cliftonville with a fantastic away victory at Seaview! First-half goals headers from Eoin Bradley and Stephen O'Donnell lifts Oran Kearney's men to a brilliant three points. That's three wins from three for the Bannsiders.

    Crusaders pulled one back right at the death through Jordan Forsythe but it will go down as a bitterly disappointing result for last season's runners-up.


    Ballymena Utd 1-6 Glenavon

  18. GOAL

    Ballymena Utd 1-6 Glenavon

    Andrew Mitchell adds to Ballymena's misery by nodding in from a corner in the dying seconds.

  19. GOAL

    Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

    Forsythe pulls one back but it might be too little, too late for the home side!

  20. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 0-4 Linfield

    Andrew Mitchell adds a late fourth for Linfield by firing home a penalty after David Armstrong's foul on Mark Stafford. A nice and easy three points for the Blues.