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- Ards 0-4 Carrick
Carrick Rangers came away from Ards with a comprehensive Danske Bank Premiership win.
Jonathan Smith fired Carrick ahead after just eight minutes, finishing after a neat turn in the penalty area.
Ards needed a strong start to the second half, but they made, from their own point of view, the worst one possible.
Just three minutes after the re-start, Paddy McNally volleyed in a second for Carrick, after the north Down side failed to deal with a corner.
On 54 minutes, Carrick took a vice-like grip on the game when Lee Chapman netted to make it 3-0.
Ards' afternoon just got worse as Rangers netted a fourth, Eamonn Scannell on-hand to score.
- Coleraine 1-1 Glenavon
Coleraine saw another chance to keep the pace in the Irish Premiership title race slip by with a 1-1 draw against Glenavon.
Gareth McConaghie had an inviting chance for the Bannsiders just shy of the half-hour mark.
He met Darren McCauley's corner, but McConaghie headed just wide.
Coleraine were then awarded a penalty on the stroke of half-time. But Johnny Tuffey saved Harkin's effort.
The Lurgan Blues took the lead in the second half, when Andy Hall rose highest at the back-post to plant a header into the net.
Coleraine levelled on the hour however, Eoin Bradley with the free-kick.
Boss Gary Hamilton was then sent to the stands for Glenavon.
Mark Sykes was dismissed for Glenavon as they ended the match with 10-men.
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