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O'Neill: 'NI must play with heart and self-control'

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Northern Ireland will be hoping to overturn a one-goal deficit in Switzerland on Sunday.

Still smarting from a controversial penalty decision, by referee Ovidiu Hategan, they will hope to channel their frustration into a battling performance at St Jakob-Park.

The Swiss are not in the habit of losing home matches, however, winning their last nine competitive home ties.

UTV's sports correspondent Ruth Gorman reports from Basel.

Reds hammer basement side Ballinamallard

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Cliftonville 5-0 Ballinamallard

Cliftonville swept past a sorry Ballinamallard side with a commanding win at Solitude in the Danske Bank Premiership.

The Reds were quick out of the blocks, taking the lead after just three minutes.

Chris Curran's corner was met by Jay Donnelly who fired home.

Despite how early the goal came, Ballinamallard could've conceded even earlier with goalkeeper Richard Brush keeping out two efforts from Joe Gormley as the north Belfast Reds made a lively start.

Cliftonville continued to be the team on the front foot in the first 20 minutes - Levi Ives laid one back to Jay Donnelly who couldn't make a connection.

Just after the half hour mark it was two, Garry Breen's fine lobbed through ball found Rory Donnelly, who headed across to Gormley at the back-post for a tap in.

Levi Ives then supplied the ball up the wing, and Gormley pounced on a defensive lapse to sneak in and score into an empty net - it's seven goals in four matches for Gormley.

Ballinamallard were slightly more resolute after the break - with Martyn coming closest for them, volleying his effort just over the bar.

On 83 minutes it was four, Rory Donnelly's ball causing confusion and with goalkeeper and defence prone, Daniel Hughes tapped home.

Less than two minutes later, Cliftonville were awarded a penalty which Hughes again scored to make it 5-0.

Warrenpoint win to leapfrog opponents Carrick

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Carrick Rangers 0-2 Warrenpoint Town

Stephen Murray was the hero for Warrenpoint Town as he struck twice in the second half to seal victory over Carrick Rangers.

Andrew Mooney was the early focal point of danger, pulling the strings for Carrick.

He had a low strike parried away by the goalkeeper Beerat Turker after four minutes, who again dealt comfortably with a free-kick from the same player on 8 minutes.

Darren Murray had a decent opening for 'Point, but shot over the goalkeeper Doherty's bar.

Eamon McAllister came close on 31 minutes for Rangers, but Turker gathered up the danger.

Carrick were delivered a blow just before the break however when Aaron Smyth was given a red card.

Stephen Murray burst through on goal five minutes after the interval, but failed to keep his effort on target.

On 73 minutes, the visitors took the lead - Stephen Murray smashing the ball clinically home to make it 1-0.

Just four minutes later, with Carrick stretched looking for the leveller it was two, Murray tapping in his second goal of the game.

Warrenpoint were awarded a spot kick late on but Darren Murray's penalty was saved.

Crusaders stun Dundee Utd to reach Challenge Cup semis

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Dundee United 1-2 Crusaders

Crusaders landed a superb 2-1 win in the Scottish Challenge Cup at Dundee United, clinching a place in the semi-finals.

Dundee had the better of the first half chances, but Stephen Baxter's men put up a strong rear-guard showing.

Brian Jensen easily gathered an early header in the Crusaders goal from an Edjenguele header.

Chances were few-and-far between in the first half, but the Crues went in at the break untroubled by the Scottish full-timers.

The home side took the lead with a well-struck effort, Fraser Fyvie with a long-range strike which went into the top corner on 55 minutes.

But the Crues stunned the 2,048 in attendance, when a corner was met by David Cushley who headed into the net from close range to make it 1-1.

Brian Jensen made a crucial late save for the Seaview men from King, who thwarted the goal-bound effort.

That set the stage for Gavin Whyte to pounce in injury-time and clinch a superb win.

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