Bannsiders stay top while Blues move into second

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Coleraine's Darren McCauley. Image credit: NIFL

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Coleraine stayed top of the Danske Bank Premiership by beating Ards 3-0 in Bangor on Saturday. 

Darren McCauley scored twice for the second match in a row as the Bannsiders maintained their 100 per cent record with a sixth straight victory. 

Linfield are back up to second place - three points behind with a game in hand - after a 1-0 win against Glentoran at Windsor Park.


Here's Blues boss David Healy.

Aaron Burns scored the goal but home keeper Roy Carroll was man of the match with a series of brilliant saves.

His former international teammate Healy was impressed, but not surprised by the Fermanagh man who'll be 40 later this month and has yet to concede a goal in the league this season.

Despite the defeat, the battling Glens got a standing ovation from the big travelling support.

Among those to impress was recent signing Robbie McDaid who was getting his first taste of Big Two action.

However, he had been well briefed on the derby battles by his father John, a former Glens player.

Meanwhile, Crusaders warmed up for Tuesday night's showdown with Linfield by beating Ballinamallard 5-1 at Ferney Park.

Paul Heatley hit a hat-trick.

Cliftonville were 2-1 winners over visiting Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena had a 3-1 victory at Warrenpoint.

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