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Danske Bank Premiership round-up: Glenavon top as Linfield lose at home

Coleraine manager Rodney McAree celebrates with his players following Saturday's win at Windsor Park Picture by Pacemaker
Andy Watters

Danske Bank Premiership

Linfield 1 Coleraine 2

TWO own goals helped Coleraine put a dent in Linfield's title aspirations at Windsor Park.

First, Matthew Clarke turned Darren McCauley's shot into his own net on 18 minutes before Kirk Millar concluded a Coleraine counter-attack by making it a second OG of the afternoon.

The Blues pulled one back late on from a corner, but it was too little too late.

Glenavon 1 Warrenpoint Town 1

GLENAVON moved a point clear at the top of the table despite being held at home by Warrenpoint.

The visitors took an 18th-minute lead through Philip Donnelly and that advantage was preserved when Aaron McCarey saved a penalty from Stephen Murray.

But Murray netted a 41st-minute tap-in to level after a shot was diverted into his path.

Glentoran 0 Ballymena United 1

BALLYMENA moved to within five points of Glenavon with a narrow win at the Oval.

Jonny Addis fired in the winner against his former club with a fine left-footed shot in the 13th minute and United managed to hold out for the win.

Ards 0 Crusaders 1

PAUL Heatley's goal was enough to seal back-to-back wins for Crusaders at they took three points from their trip to Ards.

Heatley cut in from the left to score from a tight angle in the 64th minute for Stephen Baxter's men.

Dungannon Swifts 2 Institute 1

THE Swifts came from behind against Institute to move themselves off the foot of the table.

Dean Curry gave the visitors an early lead, but Paul McElroy netted a 51st-minute penalty and he then put them in front, pouncing after keeper Martin Gallagher failed to hold a Mark Patton shot.

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