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Saturday’s Irish Premiership games (01/10/2016)

Action from Saturday's Irish Premiership games.

  • Ards 3 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  • Ballinamallard United 2 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • Coleraine 2 - 2 Ballymena United
  • Crusaders 4 - 3 Cliftonville
  • Glenavon 1 - 0 Portadown
  • Glentoran 1 - 2 Linfield
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Glenavon beat Portadown in Mid Ulster Derby

Glenavon's Kevin Braniff celebrates his goal during Saturday’s game at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Glenavon 1-0 Portadown

Glenavon heaped more misery on basement side Portadown as they recorded a 1-0 win over their rivals in the Mid Ulster derby at Mourneview Park.

The biggest talking point of a goalless first half was a red card awarded to Brendan Shannon for a horror challenge on Glenavon’s Joel Cooper.

Kevin Braniff scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute when he tapped in from four yards from Andy Hall’s low cross.

The result means that Glenavon move up to fourth in the table, with the Ports still languishing at the bottom on -6 points.

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