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Live Reporting

Richard Petrie and Michael Morrow

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks!

    Well, that's it from another day of dramatic pulsating action in the Irish Premiership as Coleraine consolidate their six-point lead at the top, with Crusaders keeping up the chase with a hard-fought triumph over Glenavon in a thriller at Mourneview Park.

    Linfield lost ground on the leaders as they could only draw with Warrenpoint thanks to the visitors' last-gasp equaliser, while Cliftonville move third thanks to their win over Glentoran, their 11th league win in 12 matches.

    Ballymena's comeback success over Carrick sees them move into the top six, while Dungannon and Ards played out only the third goal-less draw of the Premiership season to date.

    Look out for all the goals, action and reaction appearing on the BBC Sport NI website very soon and we'll be back in action ourselves next weekend for another series of fixtures in the run-up to Christmas.

  2. What they said

    Ballymena Utd 3-1 Carrick Rangers

    Quote Message: Once Ballymena equalised and it went 1-1, the momentum was with them and we couldn't weather that out. We quickly conceded a couple more which was disappointing because we looked so in control of the game. from David McAlinden Carrick Rangers manager
    David McAlindenCarrick Rangers manager
  3. What they said

    Ballymena United 3-1 Carrick Rangers

    Quote Message: We needed to win because we heard Cliftonville were winning and that now brings us back into the top six. The manager didn't get carried away at half time, he kept us calm and told us just to go about our business, he knew we would create chances. from Kyle Owens Ballymena United defender
    Kyle OwensBallymena United defender
  4. Resurgent Reds

    Cliftonville 1-0 Glentoran

    The Reds' revival has seen them move into third place in the Premiership table.

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  5. What they said

    Linfield 3-3 Warrenpoint Town

    Quote Message: We have been performing well in recent weeks but haven't had anything to show for it so I'm delighted for the players. They showed heart and character today at a tough venue to come to. I have a smile on my face this week as we have some reward for our good football. from Matthew Tipton Warrenpoint manager
    Matthew TiptonWarrenpoint manager
  6. What they said

    Ballinamallard United 0-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We've got to build a club from back to front and that means it's clean sheets first and foremost. For me the big release is the first goal, at 0-0 at half time it's a slightly different game so once we've got that goal my mentality is that we have to be prepared to see this out at 1-0, and make no shame in seeing it out at 1-0 if we need to. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
  7. What they said

    Cliftonville 1-0 Glentoran

    Quote Message: There was nothing in the game. The two teams were cancelling each other out but an individual mistake from us has cost us a point. It was a very even game, with neither goalkeeper called into action much but we are going away with nothing. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
  8. What they said

    Glenavon 3-4 Crusaders

    Quote Message: It was a great game for the neutral, although I don't want to see three goals go in every week! Paul [Heatley] and Gavin [Whyte] were fantastic, they've got that in their game where they'll go and get you goals. Mourneview is a tough place to go, make no mistake about that, teams will come here and drop points so three points here is magnificent. from Sean O'Neill Crusaders goalkeeper
    Sean O'NeillCrusaders goalkeeper
  9. What they said

    Cliftonville 1-0 Glentoran

    Quote Message: We're delighted. It was a very tightly contested game and we're delighted to get three points. It wasn't our best performance but on a day like today we're very happy to tick it off and move on. We have raised our game substantially from earlier on in the season, we've still got huge amounts of work to do. They know that and I know that. from Barry Gray Cliftonville Manager
    Barry GrayCliftonville Manager
  10. Irish Premiership - Bottom 6

    Irish Premiership table

    Three of the bottom five pick up a point, but bottom two Carrick and Ballinamallard lose again.

    Irish Premiership table - Bottom 6
    Image caption: Irish Premiership table - Bottom 6
  11. Irish Premiership - Top 6

    Irish Premiership table

    Cliftonville leapfrog Glenavon to move into third place in the table, with Ballymena moving above Glentoran to occupy sixth spot.

    Irish Premiership table - Top 6
    Image caption: Irish Premiership table - Top 6
  12. What they said

    Glenavon 3-4 Coleraine

    Crusaders Paul Heatley with Glenavon's Sammy Clingan
    Image caption: Crusaders Paul Heatley with Glenavon's Sammy Clingan
    Quote Message: It was frantic out there - mayhem - and it was great to be a part of it. We're not getting carried away though, it's only three points and every game is important. Having said that it's a massive, massive win to come here and win against one of our rivals near the top. In the end, I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. We made a lacklustre start but then we put in a great performance right to the end. from Paul Heatley Crusaders goalscorer
    Paul HeatleyCrusaders goalscorer

    Linfield 3-3 Warrenpoint Town

    And breathe. What a brilliant game that was.

    Warrenpoint hit the front before a quickfire double from Linfield gave them the lead. Darren Murray equalised on the stroke of half time.

    It looked as if substitute Stephen Fallon had given the Blues the points but Warrenpoint refused to go away, and Martin Murray earned them a point from the penalty spot.

  14. Irish Premiership Results

    Irish Premiership Results
    Image caption: Irish Premiership Results
  15. Goal action

    Glenavon 3-4 Crusaders

    Glenavon got late hope against Crusaders when James Singleton scored near the end. It wasn't enough, though, as they failed to find an equaliser.

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    Video caption: Singleton scrambles the ball home to give Glenavon late hope
  16. Goal action

    Glenavon 3-4 Crusaders

    Here is how Crusaders made it 4-2 thruogh Paul Heatley.

    Video content

    Video caption: Heatley's persistence pays off at Mourneview

    Cliftonville 1-0 Glentoran

    This one ends up going according to the formbook as Cliftonville move into third spot thanks to Levi Ives' second-half strike!


    Dungannon Swifts 0-0 Ards

    10 men Ards see out the draw at Stangmore Park. Far from a classic.


    Ballymena Utd 3-1 Carrick Rangers

    Ballymena's fifth win in their last six home Premiership encounters is enough to move David Jeffrey's side into the top six above Glentoran.

    Three late goals give the Braidmen a comeback victory. Next up - Crusaders away on Friday night.