Linfield cut Crusaders lead to four points

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Linfield beat Ballymena United 4-1 at the Showgrounds to narrow the gap on leaders Crusaders to four points

Linfield cut the gap on Premiership leaders Crusaders to four points with a 4-1 victory at Ballymena United on Tuesday night.

Andrew Waterworth headed the visitors in front but Tony Kane's superb free-kick levelled matters before half-time.

Stephen Lowry made it 2-1 in the second-half before Mark Haughey's close range finish made it three.

Ross Gaynor missed a penalty before Jamie Mulgrew sealed the win with a late fourth.

Linfield manager David Healy said it was a game his side ''deserved to win''.

League leaders Crusaders were held to a 3-3 draw by Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Paul Heatley put the champions in front but Glenavon led at half-time following efforts from David Elbert and Rhys Marshall. 

Elebert extended Glenavon's lead in the second half before Heatley pulled one back and Jordan Owens levelled three minutes from time.

Crusaders travel to Portadown in their next league game on Saturday 12th November.

Linfield travel to Stangmore Park to face Dungannon Swifts. 








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