Derby victory for 10-man Blues and there's controversy as Crues move into third place

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Ruairi Harkin and Niall Quinn at Solitude. Pic: NIFL.

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Linfield remain two points behind Danske Bank Premiership leaders Ballymena United following a 2-0 derby victory at Cliftonville on Saturday.

The Blues finished with 10 men after striker Michael O’Connor was sent off within five minutes of coming on as a sub.

Skipper Jamie Mulgrew says it was a hard-earned but deserved victory ...


Reds captain Chris Curran says it could have been a completely different story...

Ballymena beat Newry City 3-1 at Warden Street. 

Crusaders snatched a 1-0 win at 10-man Glentoran with a disputed late penalty, converted by David Cushley.

There was further controversy when Glens skipper Marcus Kane was sent off.

The Crues go third above Glenavon who were held to a 3-3 draw by Institute at Mourneview Park for the second time this month.

Basement club Ards thrashed Dungannon Swifts 3-0 at Stangmore Park.

Coleraine were 1-0 winners away to Warrenpoint.




The action resumes on New Year's Day with the six fixtures including defending champions Crusaders at home to league leaders Ballymena.

Tuesday January 1st 2019

Ards vs Linfield

Coleraine vs Cliftonville

Crusaders vs Ballymena United

Glenavon vs Warrenpoint Town

Glentoran vs Dungannon Swifts

Newry City vs Institute



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