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Cliftonville and Crusaders take big wins

Joe Gormley was among the scorers for Cliftonville amid Saturday's action. Credit: Presseye

There were just two Irish Premiership games on Saturday, but plenty of goals as Cliftonville and Crusaders took big wins over Warrenpoint and Dungannon.

Cliftonville travelled to Milltown to take on Warrenpoint and walked away with a 5-1 win.

Rory Donnelly grabbed a brace, including the opening goal just nine minutes in.

Conor McMenamin, Liam Bagnall and Joe Gormley all also got on the score sheet for the Reds, while the Town had to settle for a consolation penalty from Alan O’Sullivan.

Cliftonville and Warrenpoint in action. Credit: Presseye

Meanwhile, at Seaview, Crusaders hosted Dungannon Swifts and kept a clean sheet to secure the 3-0 victory.

Philip Lowry got his side off a running with a goal five minutes in, while Billy Joe Burns made it 2-0 in the second half.

Lowry was then back with his second of the game and Dungannon just could not find a reply.

Crusaders took the win over Dungannon Swifts. Credit: Presseye

It comes after Jude Winchester’s goal was enough to give Ballymena a Friday night win over Carrick, while Coleraine put four past Glenavon and kept a clean sheet at the other end.

Goals for the Bannsiders came from Stephen Lowry, who scored twice in as many minutes, a penalty from Ben Doherty, and the fourth goal came from Nedas Macuilaitis.

Coleraine's Stephen Lowry celebrates after making it 2-0 against Glenavon. Credit: Presseye