Irish Premiership 10/09/16

A round-up of the action from the Irish Premiership on Saturday.

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Crusaders beat Dungannon to maintain lead

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Crusaders remain four points clear of the chasing pack at the top of the Irish Premiership, after a 3-1 win over Dungannon Swifts at Seaview.

The hosts dominated the game in the opening stages but the visitors opened the scoring against the run of play, when Seanan Clucas raced through to put his side ahead after 30 minutes.

Crusaders bounced back almost immediately when Matt Hazley was adjudged to have fouled Gavin Whyte inside the area, and the young midfielder stepped up to convert from 12 yards.

Paul Heatley put Stephen Baxter's side in front in the 79th minute when he turned in a fine cross from Billy Joe Burns, before adding a second for good measure with a first-time shot in stoppage time to seal the win.

The result sees Crusaders maintain their unbeaten start toth4e season, while Dungannon drop to seventh place in the table.

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