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Summary

  1. Ballinamallard Utd 0-2 Ards
  2. Ballymena Utd 0-2 Coleraine
  3. Cliftonville 3-2 Linfield
  4. Warrenpoint 2-2 Carrick Rangers

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks!

    Bye for now

    That's it for today. Thank you for following our live coverage of today's Irish Premiership action. Coleraine extend their lead at the top to four points after beating Ballymena United 2-0, while Linfield collapsed late on as they lost 3-2 to Cliftonville in a dramatic game at Solitude.

    Bottom-placed Ballinamallard lost 2-0 at home to Ards while Warrenpoint and Carrick played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Milltown.

    Glentoran host Crusaders in the Monday night game. Make sure to keep an eye on the BBC Sport NI website for all of today's highlights, while you can catch a more in-depth analysis of the action on the Irish League Show, available on the BBC iPlayer from Monday evening.

    Thanks for reading!

  2. What they said

    Cliftonville 3-2 Linfield

    Quote Message: Today sums up what we've been waiting for - a total team performance. I'm delighted for the players, they've taken as much flak as I have in recent weeks, and deservedly so. We've had to take our fair share of criticism, but today it's come off and that's credit to the players. The big question now is can we take the next step and kick on from this result. I think we can close the door to the first part of the season and maybe draw a line, but it's all down to the next game. from Barry Gray Cliftonville manager
    Barry GrayCliftonville manager
  3. What they said

    Cliftonville 3-2 Linfield

    Quote Message: We're hugely disappointed, to lose the game after being two up. I don't think we were comfortable though even when we were ahead and Cliftonville played well. The players are hurting, I'm hurting but you hope you're strong enough at 2-0 up and we should have seen the game out today, but Cliftonville were on the front foot from the word go, so credit must go to them. I think there were questionable decisions made today. I think for the last goal, we cleared the ball and there was a clear foul which wasn't given. I'll expect a reaction from the players and we'll get going again for the next game. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager
  4. What they said

    Ballymena United 0-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: There's no doubt the better side won and saying that, our keeper didn't have too much to do, but that's probably the poorest we've played all season. I don't have any clear answers for the performance we produced today. We worked all week in training to pick up players when defending free-kicks and we didn't do it. It's down to the players and we didn't do our job properly. We dominated for periods but we didn't get the goal, we rallied in the second-half but again it didn't go our way. We've worked so hard but we're bitterly disappointed. from David Jeffrey Ballymena United manager
    David JeffreyBallymena United manager
  5. What they said

    Ballinamallard 0-2 Ards

    Quote Message: It's tough to take. I thought we were the better side, particularly when we went down to 10 men. I thought we were brave in possession, but when you're down these things go against you. I feel sorry for the players because I can't ask for anymore from them. We play Linfield in the League Cup on Tuesday night then we have a bit of a break and I think we need a bit of a break at the moment. Today though, I thought we played really well and it's definitely difficult to accept. from Gavin Dykes Ballinamallard United manager
    Gavin DykesBallinamallard United manager
  6. What they said

    Ballinamallard 0-2 Ards

    Quote Message: It was a bit of a strange game. They stuck in when they went down to ten men and credit to them, but the luck was with us, and it hasn't been so far this season. I'm not disputing that we rode our luck and didn't play like we can, but we're over the moon to get the win. It wasn't pretty but when the confidence is low that's the way it is. It wasn't easy to watch, at times this job is absolutely brutal when you're watching games and I went through a rollercoaster of emotions. We're not carried away but it's a good win. from Colin Nixon Ards manager
    Colin NixonArds manager
  7. FULL-TIME

    Ballinamallard 0-2 Ards

    It's another desperately disappointing day for the Mallards as, despite a gutsy performance with ten men, Ards take all three points with late goals by Jonny Frazer and Michael McLellan. Earlier, Josh McIlwaine was sent off for two bookable offences as the Mallards' search for a first win continues.

  8. FULL-TIME

    Warrenpoint Town 2-2 Carrick Rangers

    It finishes all-square at Milltown and Carrick remain two points clear of 11th-placed Warrenpoint.

  9. FULL-TIME

    Cliftonville 3-2 Linfield

    Three points for Cliftonville. A stunning comeback late in the game seals three points for the Reds as Linfield's defence finally caved under the pressure.

    Aaron Burns' brace had put the Blues in the driving seat, but a late show with goals from Chris Curran, Jay Donnelly and Garry Breen has clinched a dramatic victory for Barry Gray's men.

  10. FULL-TIME

    Ballymena Utd 0-2 Coleraine

    Deserved derby win for the Bannsiders and as it stands they will stretch their lead at the top of the Premiership to four points.

  11. GOAL

    Cliftonville 3-2 Linfield

    Garry Breen has scored and Cliftonville have turned it around!

    What scenes at Solitude as the big centre-half steals in to head home what surely has to be the winner in stoppage time. Linfield look shattered.

    What a fightback from Barry Gray's side, though, who have once again done it the hard way.

    Video content

    Video caption: Garry Breen grabs dramatic win for Cliftonville
  12. CLOSE!

    Cliftonville 2-2 Linfield

    Curran misses his header from three yards as Garrett makes a last-ditch intervention!

  13. GOAL

    Ballinamallard 0-2 Ards

    Michael McLellan doubles Ards' advantage to seal the three points and pile the misery on Gavin Dykes' side. It's been a gutsy performance by the home team at Ferney Park, who have played much of the game with ten men, but it's Ards who have shown the telling touch when it's mattered.

  14. Jamie's joy

    Ballymena Utd 0-2 Coleraine

    Coleraine players rush in to congratulate Jamie McGonigle after he makes it 2-0 against Ballymena
    Image caption: Coleraine players rush in to congratulate Jamie McGonigle after he makes it 2-0 against Ballymena
  15. GOAL

    Cliftonville 2-2 Linfield

    Jay Donnelly heads home the equaliser!

    Solitude suddenly erupts into life as Donnelly finds the net and sets up a rousing finale. Curran, not for the first time today, was central to the attack, getting to the by-line down the right before clipping a cross back to the substitute.

    It must be said, it's nothing more than Cliftonville deserve.

  16. GOAL

    Ballinamallard 0-1 Ards

    Ards have taken a late lead through Jonny Frazer, who is on hand to head home David McAllister's cross!

  17. GOAL

    Warrenpoint Town 2-2 Carrick Rangers

    Michael Smith heads past keeper Alan Blayney from close range to equalise for Carrick with 13 minutes left. Both sides are chasing just a second win in the Premiership this season.

  18. GOAL

    Cliftonville 1-2 Linfield

    The Reds are back in the game! Chris Curran fires a brilliant shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area, which flies past Carroll.

    Ten minutes to go.

  19. Post update

    Ballymena Utd 0-0 Coleraine

    Eoin Bradley flicks the ball over United keeper Conor Brennan and falls in the box - there's no penalty but some Ballymena players think the striker has gone down far too easily. It sparks a bit of shouting and shoving and results in a yellow for home defender Anddrew Burns and Coleraine winger Darren McCauley.

  20. CLOSE!

    Ballinamallard 0-0 Ards

    Mallards come close to the breakthrough as Jonathan Leddy's header is cleared off the line - that's the closest they have come to finding that elusive opener!