A seventh heaven
Michael Carvill's seventh minute goal was enough to earn Linfield's first win of the season in a nervy Windsor Park battle with Lisburn Distillery. Glentoran, meanwhile, dropped their first points of the new campaign when they were held at Newry, while Coleraine's woes continued with a 3-0 drubbing at home to Crusaders. The Bannsiders are bottom of the table on goal difference from a Portadown side which lost 3-1 at home to a Ballymena United side trounced 4-0 by Donegal Celtic last time out. This weekend, however, saw DC defeated 3-1 by Glenavon to leave the Lurgan Blues proudly at the top of the Carling Premiership. For the full reports and reaction, see this week's Sunday Life.