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Crues on course after home win against Glentoran

Crusaders' Gavin Whyte celebrates after he fires his side into a 4-1 lead. Credit: Presseye
  • 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.

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