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Live Reporting

Michael Morrow and Richard Petrie

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off for now

    So for the second week in a row Linfield and Glenavon fail to pick up three points while Ballymena, Crusaders and Coleraine all win.

    It's getting tighter up there.

    Meanwhile Dungannon come from behind to beat Institute and Warrenpoint Town take a brilliant point at Mourneview Park.

    Remember there is a Monday match this week, a report on Cliftonville v Newry City will be on the website and then we have a special midweek Sportsound on Tuesday night for the League Cup.

    7.30pm on BBC Radio Ulster MW, please do join us then.

    For now though that is us done, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. Penalty decision 'borderline embarrassing' - McLaughlin

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

    Quote Message: You've seen something today that we've all seen. We've watched the penalty back and it's borderline embarrassing. It's another sore one to take. from Paddy McLaughlin Institute manager
    Paddy McLaughlinInstitute manager
  3. We controlled the majority of the game - Lindsay

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

    Quote Message: We're delighted to get the three points and relieved to get that first league win under our belts - especially after the start we had again today. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb but after that we controlled the vast majority of the game. Institute were complaining a bit about the penalty. It was on the far edge of the box so I didn't see it through a crowd of bodies. from Kris Lindsay Dungannon Swifts manager
    Kris LindsayDungannon Swifts manager
  4. What they said

    Glentoran 0-1 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: We changed the system at the start and it didn't work so we went back to the old system and did a lot better. We had some gilt-edged chances but didn't take them. We've got to stop conceding goals the way we are conceding them. They're basically down to mistakes and it's the same mistakes every week. from Ronnie McFall Glentoran manager
    Ronnie McFallGlentoran manager
  5. 'No denying frustration' - Hamilton

    Glenavon 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

    Quote Message: We're disappointed to drop two points. I thought we were the better team for large chunks of the game but we weren't able to turn possession into goals. Football games come down to scoring goals, and we're not doing that enough at present. There is nothing wrong with the players' energy levels or performance levels so it's frustrating - there's no point denying it. from Gary Hamilton Glenavon manager
    Gary HamiltonGlenavon manager
  6. What they said

    Glentoran 0-1 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: I'm very pleased with the performance. I thought we played some excellent football in the first half and could maybe have been two or three goals to the good. Johnny Addis took his goal in a first class manner and while Glentoran were dominant at the start of the second half we played our way back into it well. Both Elliott Morris and Ross Glendinning made some fine saves and it was very hard fought. To come away from the Oval with three points and a clean sheet is very pleasing. from David Jeffrey Ballymena Utd manager
    David JeffreyBallymena Utd manager
  7. We were not up to club standards today - Healy

    Linfield 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We were second best to a lot of balls and the standards that we hope to have at the club certainly were not there today. We didn't create enough, we didn't work hard enough in possession and we were sloppy in possession. from David Healy Linfield manager
    David HealyLinfield manager
  8. Players 'emptied themselves' - McDonnell

    Glenavon 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

    Quote Message: I think we've got to be happy with a point, especially as Glenavon piled on the pressure in the last couple of minutes. We had a couple of chances ourselves in the second half but on the general run of play, a draw was a fair result. The application of the boys was great - that's the second week in a row they've really emptied themselves and that's what you need in this league. from Stephen McDonnell Warrenpoint Town manager
    Stephen McDonnellWarrenpoint Town manager
  9. We didn't deserve to lose - Nixon

    Ards 0-1 Crusaders

    Quote Message: We worked hard and the effort was there - we didn't deserve to lose the game. Just a bit of quality separated the sides. We'll keep fighting and working hard. from Colin Nixon Ards manager
    Colin NixonArds manager
  10. We went up gears in second half - Baxter

    Ards 0-1 Crusaders

    Quote Message: I'm pleased with our work and it's nice to get three points. We looked solid and we kept the Ards attack at a distance. We went up the gears in the second half and I think Jordan Forsythe changed the game when he came on. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager
    Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager
  11. McAree praises 'top class' players

    Linfield 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: We needed to come here and win today to get ourselves back into the mix and give ourselves a fighting chance. I thought we were well worth the three points, we were excellent to a man. Our work-rate endeavour, desire and commitment were all top class. from Rodney McAree Coleraine manager
    Rodney McAreeColeraine manager
  12. Warrenpoint 'deserved a point'

    Glenavon 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

    Lee Doherty

    Radio Ulster summariser

    Quote Message: I was glad to see Sammy Clingan come on for Glenavon because he is the conductor of the orchestra - he can see a picture that others can't but there was so much commitment and effort from Warrenpoint that they deserved a point.
  13. Watch: Final Score from NI

    BBC1 NI - 5PM

    Final Score is also available live on the BBC iPlayer

    Final Score from Northern Ireland
    Image caption: Final Score from Northern Ireland

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

    That's full-time at Stangmore Park and Institute's management and players are not happy with how that Dungannon comeback unfolded.

    Manager Paddy McLaughlin is making his feelings abundantly clear to referee Keith Kennedy. No doubt Dungannon's penalty is being mentioned during the conversation.


    Glenavon 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

    That's it from Lurgan where Warrenpoint have produced another resilient away day display, following up last week's draw at Linfield by taking another precious point at Mourneview Park.

    Glenavon remain top but they will feel they have dropped a couple of points.

    Warrenpoint produced a dogged defensive display, superbly marshalled by skipper Simon Kelly, and when that rearguard was breached, keeper Aaron McCarey produced another eye-catching display.

    It wasn't all one-way, though, with Philip Donnelly hitting the post for Warrenpoint in the second half.

  16. Irish Premiership full-times

    Final scores

    Irish Premiership full-time results
    Image caption: Irish Premiership full-time results
  17. Linfield caught napping at the back

    Linfield 1-2 Coleraine

    Bit of play acting from Roy Carroll at the end.

    Video content

    Video caption: Linfield caught napping at the back
  18. CLOSE!

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Institute

    Wow. Institute defender Dean Curry has just hammered a long-range effort against the crossbar after bursting upfield. That would have been a genuine candidate for goal of the season. Curry scored Institute's first-half goal.


    Glentoran 0-1 Ballymena Utd

    It's another win for Ballymena - one they deserved on the balance of play and by virtue of creating the better chances.

    Johnny Addis did the damage with a first-half drilled effort.

    The Glens did have their moments - but didn't do enough to halt their poor recent league form and it's just four points out of a possible 21 now for Ronnie McFall's men.

    In contrast, the Sky Blues now boast five wins and a draw from their last six league outings.

    David Jeffrey's side are certainly the big winners today with Glenavon drawing and Linfield going down to Coleraine.

    The Braidmen move to within four of the Belfast Blues and five behind leaders Glenavon.

    Glentoran's promising early-season form now seems like something of a distant memory.

  20. Time running out for Glenavon

    Glenavon 1-1 Warrenpoint Town

    We're deep in stoppage time at Mourneview Park and Aaron McCarey makes another crucial stop to block Mark Sykes.