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Premiership

DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP WK4 REVIEW

07 Nov 2020
football
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There were wins for Linfield, Crusaders and Cliftonville from the 3pm kick-offs in Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership games.

Meanwhile, Glenavon and Coleraine battled to an equal share of eight goals at Mourneview Park while, by contrast, Carrick Rangers and Dungannon Swifts finished scoreless at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.

Linfield maintained their 100% start to the campaign with victory over Portadown at Shamrock Park with goals from Kirk Millar and Andrew Waterworth coming either side of a Lee Bonis finish for the Ports.

Crusaders produced a sterling second half performance to hit four past Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Paul McElroy had struck midway through the first half to give the Sky Blues the advantage at the break but two goals not long after the restart from Ross Clarke and Jordan Owens put the visitors into the driving seat.

Owens then added a third with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining before Declan Caddell came off the bench to knock home number four later in the game.

Cliftonville hit three goals without reply past Warrenpoint Town at Solitude. Thomas Maguire opened the scoring as early as the 10th minute, before Ryan Curran (48) and Joe Gormley five minutes later made sure of the points for the Reds.

There were eight goals as Glenavon and Coleraine produced a thrilling encounter at Mourneview Park.

The Bannsiders raced into an early lead through Stewart Nixon with just over a minute on the clock, but they were reduced to ten men soon after when Gareth McConaghie was dismissed for a challenge on Peter Campbell.

Despite this Ben Doherty made it 2-0 on 18 minutes, but back came Glenavon through Conor McCloskey and Daniel Purkis before Doherty struck again just before the break.

Indeed, Doherty then bagged his hat-trick to restore Coleraine's two-goal cushion but later goals from Michael O'Connor and Matthew Fitzpatrick grabbed a share of the spoils for Gary Hamilton's side.

Elsewhere, Carrick Rangers picked up their first point at the campaign at home to Dungannon Swifts.

Larne and Glentoran wrap up the day’s activities with a 5:30pm kick-off at The Oval. The game can be viewed via the BBC Sport NI website and on the BBC iPlayer.