Healy closes in on title, sees red over abuse and sets sights on new deal for star striker

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Andy Waterworth celebrates winner. Pic: Linfield FC.

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Linfield all but clinched the Danske Bank Premiership title last night with a 1-0 win away to second-placed Ballymena.

Andy Waterworth scored the only goal at the start of the second half to send the Blues 12 points clear at the top. 

It means David Healy's men only need a draw from their remaining four fixtures (starting with Crusaders at Windsor next week) to lift the Gibson Cup for the second time in three years...

The Northern Ireland goalscoring legend said after the match talks have been continuing with Waterworth about a new contract.

Healy also criticised an element of the Ballymena support for verbally abusing injured Blues keeper Roy Carroll.

Meanwhile, Newry City beat Ards 3-0 in the basement battle to move above their relegation rivals.

Stephen Hughes, Mark McCabe and Tiarnan Rushe scored for the home side.

Here's delighted manager Darren Mullen...





Saturday, 3pm - 

Cliftonville vs Coleraine 
Dungannon Swifts vs Glentoran
Glenavon vs Crusaders 
Institute vs Warrenpoint Town 


Derry City are up to third in the League of Ireland after a 3-2 derby win at 10-man Finn Harps.

Defender Colm Deasy got a straight red for a challenge that saw Derry's Ciaran Coll stretchered off near the end of the first half.

David Parkhouse grabbed two late goals for the Candystripes. 











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