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Irish Premiership: The Results

Paul Heatley celebrates his goal for Crusaders at Seaview amid Saturday's Irish Premiership action. Credit: Pacemaker

Draws for Crusaders and Coleraine amid the latest Irish Premiership action kept them tied at the top, with the Crues just ahead on goals.

Crusaders 1-1 Cliftonville

Paul Heatley's superb equaliser grabbed a vital point for Crusaders to keep them top of the league on goal difference.

Cliftonville striker Joe Gormley scored one of the goals of the season to put the Reds ahead at Seaview. His dipping half-volley from all of 35 yards crashed in off the crossbar.

But Heatley's curling effort beat the brilliant Bam Neeson in the Cliftonville goal.

Gavin Whyte had a late chance to win but the Crues had to settle for a point.

Linfield 2-2 Coleraine

Coleraine mounted a fantastic two-goal comeback to keep their title hopes on track.

Goals from Achille Campion and Kurtis Byrne gave the Blues total control in the first half.

But a quickfire double from Darren McCauley in the second half rescued a point for Oran Kearney's side and keeps the title race very much alive.

Darren McAuley's double kept Coleraine's title hopes alive. Credit: Pacemaker

Glenavon 0-0 Ballymena United

Glenavon remain third in the table after a stalemate with the Sky Blues.

Simon Kelly went closest for the Lurgan Blues, but they struggled to break down a determined Ballymena defence.

Both sides will have a part to play in where the title will go, with Glenavon hosting Coleraine and Ballymena playing Crusaders in the final weekend.

Glentoran 1-2 Carrick Rangers

Carrick took a massive step towards avoiding automatic relegation with a crucial win at the Oval.

Goals from Lee Chapman and Eamon McAllister secured a comeback win over Glentoran and ensures Carrick move into 11th, ahead of Ballinamallard on goal difference.

Carrick Rangers celebrated their crucial victory over Glentoran. Credit: Pacemaker

Ards 1 – 1 Ballinamallard

A close range equaliser from Ballinamallard’s Ryan Curran meant a one-all draw with Ards.

The Mallards will now face Carrick Rangers in a relegation battle next Saturday.

Dungannon 4 – 2 Warrenpoint

Meanwhile Dungannon took a comfortable win over Warrenpoint at Stangmore Park.

And Institute secured promotion back to the top flight with a 3-0 win Loughgall at Wilton Park.

Michael McCrudden scored 'Stute's opener, before Gareth Brown doubled their lead on 87 minutes.

A short time later, McCrudden found the net again, sealing the Championship crown for his side.

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