In videos: IFA Premiership highlights

Published Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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Linfield made hard work of beating Lisburn Distillery 3-2 at Ballyskeagh in Tuesday night's Carling Premiership clash as they bounced back from Saturday's loss to Glentoran.

Playing some scintillating football, they recovered from an early setback to score three first half goals to lead 3-1 at the break.

But Neal Gawley's 83rd minute strike set up a nervy finish for David Jeffrey's side.

Jordan Hughes set up Gary Liggett, who headed the Whites into a third minute lead.

But their joy was short lived as Linfield were awarded a penalty six minutes later after the impressive Michael Carvill had been fouled in the box.

Rory Patterson made a good job of the spot kick and then finished off an exquisite pass from Carvill shooting low into the far corner from a narrow angle to make it 2-1.

The best was yet to come as Jamie Mulgrew beat several defenders before sending a vicious shot into the roof of the net shortly before the break.

Carvill saw his shot hit the woodwork early in the second half and then Mulgrew was denied a second goal when his effort was tipped over by Whites keeper Billy Brennan.

Gawley replied with seven minutes left as Distillery staged an admirable recovery but the Blues held on though they should have won with more comfort.

Glentoran were held to a 1-1 draw by Coleraine at the Oval, Stephen Carson putting the east Belfast side ahead against his former club in the first minute.

But Curtis Allen grabbed a 73rd minute equaliser as the Bannsiders earned a share of the points.

Portadown stay level on points with Linfield after coming from behind to beat Dungannon Swifts at Shamrock Park, goals from Wes Boyle and Kevin Braniff cancelling out Shea Campbell's opener.

Premiership newcomers Carrick Rangers scored a surprise 2-0 win at Ballymena while Cliftonville defeated struggling Glenavon 5-3 at Solitude.

On Monday, Donegal Celtic recovered from conceding the opening goal to take all three points from their meeting with Crusaders.

Stephen Baxter's side got off to the perfect start in front of the live television cameras when Michael Halliday chested home Stephen McBride's 13th minute cross.

But Stephen McAlorum drew DC level in the 66th minute, before Paul McVeigh snatched the Suffolk Road men's 86th minute winner when he glanced home Eamon McAllister's cross.

Carling Premiership results:

Tuesday 30 August:

Lisburn Distillery 2 - 3 Linfield
Distillery: Liggett 4, Gawley 83
Linfield: Patterson 9 (penalty), 20, Mulgrew 43

Ballymena United 0 - 2 Carrick Rangers
Carrick: McAlinden 38, Heatley 77

Cliftonville 5 - 3 Glenavon
Cliftonville: Caldwell 19, 65 (penalty), C Scannell 41, B Holland 52, McMullan 88
Glenavon: McCann 8, Miskimmin 29, D Magee 89

Glentoran 1 - 1 Coleraine
Glentoran: Carson 1
Coleraine: Allen 73

Portadown 2 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
Portadown: Boyle 19, Braniff 28
Swifts: Campbell 7

Monday 29 August:

Crusaders 1 - 2 Donegal Celtic
Crusaders: Halliday 13
DC: McAlorum 66, P McVeigh 86

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Comments Comments
Where are the rest of the games? in moon wrote (1,250 days ago):
Where are the rest of the games?
thomas davison in mossley wrote (1,250 days ago):
i feel that i must reply to mr gillens strong views of roy walker and his new players.firstly ballymena supporters must realise that walker has a set budget and he can only bring in a team of players to keep ballymena mid table and maybe try to win a cup competition.the carrick match was a big let down but credit to carrick who are well organised and give it their for united they came very close three times in the first worry is that the defence wide open but my view is that when downey is fit he can join jenkins and watson in midfield with murray wide left wing only and eammon can get to the bylie and cross to the six yard box to give the forwards better service as thet never won a high ball to nod on all night against carrick,roy we havent got baxter and hunter,its baker and cutchy
Big Red in Craigavon wrote (1,250 days ago):
Great start to season for Ports, special mention to the contribution made by Sean Mackle in an unfamiliar role at right back Did you see that cross for the goal against Glenavon ?
stephen in ballymena wrote (1,250 days ago):
Yes great highlights...if you follow Linfield or Glentoran. Continued bias of coverage of these 2 teams. When was the last time cameras were not at these 2 clubs, whilst provincial clubs lack coverage!
Aaron in Antrim wrote (1,251 days ago):
Fair play to the Whites for making it difficult for Linfield last night. If Distillery play like that all season they'll be up there, sadly I fear they just raised their game. On a plus note, they did give us the ball back after we knocked it out for one of their players to have treatment. Seems Scott Young and his merry men got abit too carried away with their 'tell the grandkids about it' victory at Windsor on Saturday and failed to turn up again at The Oval. But sure they've achieved all they wanted for the season already. Great highlights again from UTV, keep it up.
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