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Irish League Round Up: McCauley delivers for Coleraine while comeback Crusaders sink Warrenpoint

Coleraine and Crusaders kept up the pace at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership with all other matches postponed due to the weather.

There were narrow victories for both as they were made to sweat by their bottom half opponents. Coleraine now have 48 points with Crusaders behind on 42 with a game in hand. Glenavon are three further back, having played two games less than the leaders. Here are all the details:

Coleraine 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Darren McCauley took his personal tally to double figures for the season to earn their third win from their last four league outings.

A lacklustre opening from the hosts kept the scores level until near the break but the spark was provided when Darren McCauley smashed his 10th of the season into the bottom corner.

Ryan Mayse went closest to equalising for the visitors put even his drive was straight at Coleraine stopper Chris Johns.

It wasn't the Bannsiders' best display of the season but it was enough to take maximum points.

Warrenpoint Town 2-3 Crusaders

Crusaders overturned a half-time deficit to continue their fine form with their seventh win in their last eight league matches.

The Crues had taken a first-half lead when Paul Heatley slotted home Billy Joe Burns' cross but by the time the half-time whistle sounded, a quickfire double from the hosts had turned the match on its head.

Martin Murray equalised when he reacted to tap home as Stephen Murray's header struck the post. And the club's other attacking Murray got in on the act just a few minutes later when Darren converted to put his side ahead.

That one was also teed up by Stephen Murray as he cushioned a touch past his marker and smashed a volley that stung the hands of Sean O'Neill, the keeper powerless to stop Darren converting the rebound.

The Crues handed out a swift double of their own midway through the second half as Jordan Forsythe seized on a clearance to strike home and level at 2-2. And just a few minutes later, Jordan Owens bagged the winner with a trademark header on Gavin Whyte's cross.

Ards v Ballymena United - OFF

Carrick Rangers v Linfield - OFF

Cliftonville v Glenavon - OFF

Glentoran v Ballinamallard United - OFF

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