The official attendances for Saturday's derby matches across the Irish Premiership have been unveiled, with all four traditional rivalries drawing respectable crowds.

The 'Big Two' clash at the Oval drew just shy of 4,000 fans despite the Glens being in a rotten run of form which sees them only two places off the league's bottom spot, while basement club Portadown's troubles will have also undoubtedly damaged the number at Mourneview Park for their meeting with Glenavon.

Ards v Carrick Rangers - 333
Ballinamallard v Dungannon - 278
Coleraine v Ballymena - 1359
Crusaders v Cliftonville - 1789
Glenavon v Portadown 1239
Glentoran v Linfield - 3754

It is perhaps not unsurprising that Ards against Carrick (who's traditional neighbours are Bangor and Larne) did not draw a big crowd, especially considering Carrick have only won one league game all season and are currently manager-less.

With 58 matches so far submitting a recorded attendance, the league average attendance per match is 1,049, up on last year's average of 967.