Crues on course after home win against Glentoran
Crusaders 4-2 Glentoran
Crusaders kept their title charge on course after getting the better of Glentoran in a six-goal affair at Seaview.
Glentoran broke the deadlock after just five minutes in north Belfast, Alex O'Hanlon with a confident finish to claim his first goal for the men from the east of the city.
The Crues levelled things up however, Jordan Owens with a well-taken finish, high into the net.
Owens found the goal once again with a textbook header following Mark McChrystal's cross, but this time the goal was ruled out.
That was only a temporary reprieve though as Billy Joe Burns tapped home to put the Crues ahead.
In the second half, Crusaders opened up a two-goal cushion early on - Colin Coates with a thumping header from Paul Heatley's corner to make it 3-1.
Soon after Gavin Whyte thumped one home from a tight angle to make it four.
Glentoran kept going, and pulled a late consolation goal back, Robbie McDaid netting, but it was too late to stop the Crues.