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Ballymena United are back on top of the Danske Bank Premiership after a 2-1 victory against Linfield at the Showgrounds.
They're now two points clear of the Blues.
Visiting boss David Healy says it could have been a different story...
“In the history of the club we have never won 9 games in a row. They are history makers, but today is still just three points. It’s not about beating Linfield, it’s not about going top of the league. It’s about getting three points off a team ahead of us”David Jeffrey— Ballymena United FC (@BallymenaUnited) December 1, 2018
The real drama of the day was in the controversial Belfast derby between Glentoran and Crusaders at the Oval.
The final score was 2-2, there was a mass brawl and a total of three players were sent off, two for the Crues.
Highlights viewed, interviews done. Not looking good for Latvian guest ref at Oval. (10-man @Glentoran 2 9-man @CrusadersFC 2). Crues livid. IL legend McFall thought he'd seen it all. Not this. But no blame culture from big Ron, more culture shock. Watch this both camps on air am pic.twitter.com/Br5XosDueZ— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 1, 2018
Kyle Owens got his marching orders before Robbie McDaid equalised for the Glens, then Crues scorer Rory Patterson and Glentoran's John McGuigan saw red after that melee involving players and the benches in first half added time.
It followed a tackle by Marcus Kane on Paul Heatley, who had earlier opened the scoring for the visitors before John Herron levelled it.
Crusaders accused the guest referee from Latvia Andris Treimanis of losing control of the match.
Manager Stephen Baxter called it an embarrassment and is demanding answers from the Irish FA about its referee exchange programme.
Crues winger Ross Clarke is backing his boss...
Also on Saturday, it finished 3-3 between Glenavon and Institute, Cliftonville beat Dungannon 5-1 and Ards drew 1-1 with Warrenpoint.
Glenavon have signed former Sligo Rovers and Derry City defender Seamus Sharkey on a two-and-a-half year deal.