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Matt Tipton (49)


Coleraine players celebrate their late equaliser at Seaview (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/


LATE goals were the order of the day as the outcome of three of tonight's four Carling Premiership games were settled in the last few moments.

Perhaps the most dramatic finish came at Celtic Park when Jordan Baker the winner for Ballymena United who had twice trailed hosts Donegal Celtic.

Ryan Henderson had edged DC in front early on with Baker levelling just after the half-hour.

Eamon McAllister fired Paddy Kelly's men back in front on 57 minutes but, on this occasion, the lead only lasted ten minutes before Ross Black knocked home United's second.

But Baker had the final say in the last minute of normal time to make it two out of two for the Sky Blues on the road this season.

And a similar scenario was played out at Stangmore Park when goals from Conor Forker and Shea Campbell helped Dungannon Swifts defeat Carrick Rangers.

Carrick had led for most of the game thanks to Stephen O'Neill's eighth minute opener before John Convery levelled for the Swifts on 71 minutes.

However, just as a draw looked to be on the cards, up popped Forker in the 85th minute followed by Campbell in stoppage time to secure a much needed three points for Dixie Robinson's side.

Meanwhile, at Seaview, David Scullion grabbed a 93rd minute equaliser for Coleraine as they avoided slipping to defeat against Crusaders who had moved on front just before the hour thanks to Timmy Adamson.

The only game without a late goal was Portadown's defeat of Glenavon at Shamrock Park.

Ronnie McFall saw his side move into second spot overnight thanks to Matt Tipton's 49th minute finish.

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