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Irish Premiership action 16-17/9/16

All the action from the games on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September in the Irish Premiership.

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Ballinamallard clinch home win over Ards

Ballinamallard beat Ards 2-1 on Friday night. Credit: Presseye

Ards missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Crusaders after losing 2-1 at Ballinamallard on Friday night.

It was a dream start for the home side with James McKenna opening the scoring inside two minutes.

That lead was doubled on 36 minutes thanks to a superb strike by Ryan Morris.

However, Ards hit back two minutes later when Joe McKinney found a way past United keeper James McGrath.

With no further scoring in the second half Ballinamallard held out for a welcome three points that sees them move up two places into ninth spot the Danske Bank Premiership.

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