By Simon Hunter
Bottom club Portadown held league leaders Crusaders to a one-all draw in Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Shamrock Park.
The Ports' equaliser was scored by Marcio Soares who was released by the Crues last month and re-joined his home town team.
The previous week Portadown drew one-each with second-placed Linfield at Windsor Park.
Meanwhile, the Blues have closed the gap on Crusaders to seven points thanks to a 1-0 win away to old rivals Glentoran yesterday.
Andy Waterworth hit the winner against his former club.
It finishes 1++0 to Linfield at the Oval thanks to that Andy Waterworth goal.— Linfield FC (@OfficialBlues) February 25, 2017
Linfield manager David Healy started a seven-match touchline ban.
In the other games yesterday; three players were sent-off in a scoreless draw between Cliftonville and Coleraine.
Carrick's home game against Glenavon also ended goalless.
Dungannon Swifts and Ards drew 3-3 while Ballymena had a 2-1 victory at Ballinamallard.