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  1. Ards 0-3 Coleraine
  2. Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders
  3. Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon
  4. Linfield 1-0 Glentoran
  5. Warrenpoint 1-3 Ballymena Utd

Live Reporting

By Richard Petrie and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks!

    So Coleraine continue their stunning start to the season, but Linfield also boast a 100% record and are hot on the heels of the pacesetting Bannsiders.

    A mouth-watering prospect to come on Tuesday night as Crusaders host Linfield in a crucial early-season clash at Seaview.

    We will have coverage of that game and of course will be back next Saturday, with a live text commentary on a full programme of top-flight action. Bye for now.

  2. What they said

    Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: We got off to a good start but the dream soon turned into a nightmare. We didn't kick on after that and didn't dominate the game enough. We played in second gear and invited pressure from the opposition. A good team like Ballymena will capitalise on that. from Matthew Tipton Warrenpoint Town manager
    Matthew TiptonWarrenpoint Town manager
  3. What they said

    Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders

    Quote Message: I thought we gave away terrible goals today. We conceded two from throw-ins into the box and you just can't do that, it's basic defending and our players have to take responsibility for that. I thought we were still in it at 2-1 but they got another one, our heads dropped and we conceded more shocking goals. The only positive from today is that we actually created more chances than we have done in the last three or four games but it's not good enough. We have enough experience in the dressing room that we have to step up and admit we are in a serious battle because we haven't started well enough. We conceded six at Glenavon and five here today and it's just not good enough. from Gavin Dykes Ballinamallard United manager
    Gavin DykesBallinamallard United manager
    Ballinamallard boss Gavin Dykes
    Image caption: Ballinamallard boss Gavin Dykes
  4. What they said

    Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: The response from the players and the character they showed was very pleasing. We didn't panic after we went a goal down. This is a tough place to come and Warrenpoint put it up to us as we knew they would. We knew we were in a battle but we kept plugging away and showed great discipline. from David Jeffrey Ballymena United manager
    David JeffreyBallymena United manager
  5. What they said

    Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders

    Quote Message: I'm very pleased with how we played. I thought we dominated possession and moved it well in good areas. They had a ten-minute spell when they came back into it and scored but once we responded we were able to run away a bit and I'm content with that. It's still early days this season and we're still working to get the whole squad back to full fitness but we're adapting well and today was evidence of that. Paul [Heatley] writes his own script, he's a wonderful professional, the way he conducts himself off the pitch as well as on it. Nobody works harder than him in training and performances like that are the fruits of his labour. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager
    Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter
    Image caption: Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter
  6. What they said

    Linfield 1-0 Glentoran

    Glentoran manager Gary Haveron
    Image caption: Glentoran manager Gary Haveron
    Quote Message: We came with a gameplan to give it a go - that's what we did and we're disappointed as we put in a lot of effort and didn't get what we deserved. Roy (Carroll) kept them in the game in the first half after we conceded a sloppy goal from our point of view. Their goalkeeper was the man of the match and that tells its own tale. The fact that we ran the champions so close tells us we are not a million miles away. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  7. What they said

    Ards 0-3 Coleraine

    Coleraine boss Oran Kearney: "It was a game of two halves. We huffed and puffed quite a bit in the first half. But there was a huge improvement in our play in the second half. We passed it well enough to create the chances that we needed to win the game."

    Ards manager Colin Nixon: "I felt we were well in the game at half-time and that Coleraine had huffed and puffed a bit in the first half. But I don't think we turned up after half-time. The three goals came from defensive errors and that was very disappointing because those goals were all preventable."

    Coleraine manager Oran Kearney
    Image caption: Oran Kearney's Coleraine side maintained their 100% record to stay top after a sixth successive win
  8. What they said

    Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders

    Quote Message: It's always nice to get on the score-sheet but I thought the team performance today was phenomenal. I thought we were particularly good in the second-half after they got their goal. I'm happy to get three goals, it's always nice, but the performance was key today. I think, personally, I've been a bit up and down so far this season but I feel like I'm kicking into gear along with the team. We really turned up today, it was great. from Paul Heatley Crusaders forward
    Paul HeatleyCrusaders forward
  9. Irish Premiership Results - Saturday 09/09/2017

    Irish Premiership Results -
    Image caption: Irish Premiership Results -
  10. What they said

    Linfield 1-0 Glentoran

    Linfield manager David Healy
    Image caption: Linfield manager David Healy
    Quote Message: I thought we were the better team, created the better chances and deserved the three points. We should also have had a penalty in the first half. Aaron played up front by himself today and produced the goods while you can rely on Roy Carroll to make good saves at the right time. The Glens had a good go at us but were unable to break us down. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager

    Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Ballymena Utd

    Two goals from Cathair Friel and one from Emmet Friars sees Ballymena come from behind to beat Warrenpoint and secure a second successive league win.


    Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon

    They made it harder than it should have been, but Cliftonville hang on at Solitude to get a much-needed win.

    Garry Breen and Joe Gormley struck for the home side before Dungannon hit back through Chris Hegarty, which signalled a nervous final 15 minutes for the home side, who dug deep to come away with the points.

  13. Off the line!

    Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon

    Cliftonville are all over the place at the back but are hanging on!


    Linfield 1-0 Glentoran

    Linfield continue their domination of the Belfast derby against Glentoran with a 1-0 win thanks to Aaron Burns's fifth-minute goal.

    That's five wins out of five for David Healy's charges while the Glens suffer a first Premiership defeat of the campaign.

    Linfield still to concede a goal.


    Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders

    All over at Ferney Park as Crusaders administer a merciless spanking to sweep past Mallards. Paul Heatley was in inspired form, netting a hat-trick to travel back to the Shore road with the match ball.


    Ards 0-3 Coleraine

    Coleraine maintain their 100% record in the Premiership with a sixth straight win. An impressive second-half display by Oran Kearney's men. With Linfield beating Glentoran, the Bannsiders lead the table by three points - although David Healy's men have a game in hand.

  17. Cliftonville hanging on

    Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon

    Neither side can keep the ball. Dungannon are perhaps a bit too keen to win the ball back and have conceded a few fouls which have played nicely into Cliftonville's hands.

    We're into stoppage-time...

  18. GOAL

    Ballinamallard 1-5 Crusaders

    Jordan Owens gets his goal to make it five. The Mallards have endured a real pummeling this afternoon. Spare a thought for the defence - it's not fun coming up against a rampaging Heatley.

  19. GOAL

    Warrenpoint Town 1-3 Ballymena Utd

    Striker Cathair Friel pokes the ball home from a Kevin Braniff left-wing cross for his second of the game after 79 minutes. A super volley from the former Limavady frontman.

  20. CLOSE!

    Cliftonville 2-1 Dungannon

    The Swifts come within a whisker of getting the equaliser! Cliftonville, living a charmed life, continue to invite the visitors forward and, egged on by their manager, Dungannon are duly obliging.

    Teggart is played in at the back post and his low effort skims right across the goal and just wide. You can almost hear the nerves jangling on the Cliftonville bench.

    Still six minutes left.