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Crusaders are six points clear at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership after beating Linfield 1-0 on Friday night.
Rory Hale hit the winner at Seaview early in the second half, finding the top corner from outside the area.
Blues boss David Healy said it was a frustrating and disappointing night for the defending champions ...
Larne thrashed visiting Glenavon 6-0 with David McDaid grabbing a hat-trick.
It was another meltdown for Gary Hamilton's beleaguered Lurgan Blues who had been beaten 7-0 by Linfield last week.
A Joe Gormley goal gave Ciftonville a 1-0 win at Glentoran to send the Reds second.
There was controversy in the second half when Glens striker Darren Murray was sent off.
He was given a second yellow card as he was being substituted - under the new rule of failing to leave the pitch at the nearest point.
Glens boss Mick McDermott was furious after the match - and was backed by his opposite number Paddy McLaughlin.
🎥 How bizarre. @Glentoran @Darrenmurray9 sent off v @cliftonvillefc at Oval. Ref Steven Gregg with 2nd yellow to striker as he was being substituted - for not leaving pitch at nearest point. DM ran to changing rooms, not towards fans of his old club...Glens boss Mick McDermott: pic.twitter.com/R60diKn9A1— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 4, 2019
🎥 Victory for @cliftonvillefc at Oval. Reds boss @paddymac1979 says it was well deserved v 10-man @Glentoran but agrees with Glens that sending off of @Darrenmurray9 because of where he left pitch when substituted was “a wee bit ridiculous: a law they need to look at...” pic.twitter.com/0iISi9ElOL— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 4, 2019
FT #DanskeBankPrem@CrusadersFC 1 Hale@OfficialBlues 0@larnefc 6 McDaidx3@Glenavon_FC 0 @Glentoran 0 Murray s/o@cliftonvillefc 1 Gormley @SSEAirtricityLg@DundalkFC 1@derrycityfc 0 pic.twitter.com/CC0yHVZ0Gl— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 4, 2019
Also on Friday night, Derry City lost 1-0 away to Dundalk - in a blow to their European hopes as they slip to fourth in the League of Ireland.
Saturday, 3pm -
Carrick Rangers vs Coleraine
Institute vs Ballymena United
Warrenpoint Town vs Dungannon Swifts
How they stand after wins for @CrusadersFC @cliftonvillefc & @larnefc It’s a North Belfast 1/2 #DanskeBankPrem. pic.twitter.com/WR7K0HCQKV— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 4, 2019