CLIFTONVILLE have started where they left off last season.
And hot striker Joe Gormley has got a brace to give the holders of the Danske Bank Irish Premier League Champions a 2-0 lead over new boys Ards FC.
Around the games, the Lurgan blues are giving the Ballymena blues a spanking at half time.
Glenavon lead by four goals to nil against Ballymena at the Showgrounds with Bates getting two of the opening goals.
Linfield are away to Portadown but the match remains scoreless.
BALLINAMALLARD UTD 1 (Crawford 13) V CRUSADERS 0
BALLYMENA UTD 0 V GLENAVON 4 (Bates 7 & 26, Murphy 30, Farren 34)
CLIFTONVILLE 2 (Gormley 10, 20) V ARDS 0
GLENTORAN 1 (O’Hanlon pen 25) V COLERAINE 0
PORTADOWN 0 V 0 LINFIELD
WARRENPOINT TOWN 1 (Cairns 34) V DUNGANNON SWIFTS 1 (Hazeley, 45, pen)