Braidmen quick on the draw
Ballymena United made it three draws from three Carling Premiership encounters with Linfield following a scoreless stalemate at Windsor Park yesterday. The Blues nevertheless remain 10 points clear of second-placed Crusaders, who defeated Donegal Celtic 2-1 at Seaview while Glentoran enjoyed a 2-0 defeat of Lisburn Distillery. Dungannon Swifts eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 win at home to Coleraine but things get ever bleaker for Newry City, who were beaten 2-1 at Portadown. For full reports and analysis, see this week's Sunday Life.