Boxing Day results: Danske Bank Premiership

Glentoran's Marcus Kane celebrates as his side scores a late winner during todays game at The Oval in Belfast
Glentoran's Marcus Kane celebrates as his side scores a late winner during todays game at The Oval in Belfast

Glentoran were the big winners on Boxing Day as they claimed all three points at the expense of David Healy's Linfield.

Gary Haveron's Glens got the better of rivals Linfield with a 2-1 success in the 'big two' derby at The Oval, while league leaders Coleraine shared the spoiled with Ballymena United at Ballycastle Road.

It was a Whyte Christmas for Crusaders as Gavin Whyte's two goals were enough to sink Cliftonville 2-0. It means the Crues are now four points behind the Bannsiders with a game in hand.

Danske Bank Premiership table
Results

Ards 1-0 Carrick Rangers

Ballinamallard Utd 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

Crusaders' Gavin Whyte scored both goals in his side's 2-0 win over Cliftonville

Crusaders' Gavin Whyte scored both goals in his side's 2-0 win over Cliftonville

Coleraine 1-1 Ballymena Utd

Crusaders 2-0 Cliftonville

Glenavon 1-0 Warrenpoint Town

Glentoran 2-1 Linfield

Jamie McGonigle found the net for Coleraine against Ballymena United

Jamie McGonigle found the net for Coleraine against Ballymena United