Tuffey luck for the Crues as Bannsiders join them at the top of the Premiership table

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Glenavon goalscorer Andrew Mitchell.

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Coleraine have drawn level on points with Crusaders at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership after a 2-1 victory against Cliftonville at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

The Crues were held to a 1-1 draw by Glenavon with Andrew Mitchell netting the visitors' equaliser 15 minutes from time.

The Lurgan Blues are one of the few teams to take points this season away to Crusaders, so what’s their secret at Seaview? Here’s star striker Mitchell...

Crues striker Darren Murray didn't make it to the ground and manager Stephen Baxter fielded questions about the reason for the no show after the game...

Baxter was full of praise for Glenavon's former Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Jonathan Tuffey...

Crusaders go into the final three matches top of the table on goal difference. They host Linfield next weekend - Coleraine also have home advantage in their derby match against Ballymena. 

The Blues and Sky Blues met on Saturday with Linfield beating Ballymena 2-0 at Windsor Park to move two points above Glenavon into third place.

In Section B, Glentoran were 4-1 winners against Ards in Bangor. Dylan Davidson hit two penalties for Ronnie McFall's men. 

Meanwhile, basement side Ballinamallard closed the gap on relegation rivals Carrick to just two points.

The Mallards had a 2-0 home win over Warrenpoint while Carrick lost by the same scoreline at Dungannon Swifts, whose manager Rodney McAree has signed a new three-year deal.

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