1. ITV Report

Crues win to increase lead as Linfield beat Cliftonville

Crusaders beat Institute. Credit: Pacemaker

Crusaders have increased their lead in the Irish League with a 6-0 win over Institute.

Two goals from Paul Heatley, as well as strikes from Philip Lowry, Jordan Forsythe, Rory Hale and Paul McElroy, secured a convincing victory for the visitors.

Meanwhile champions Linfield were 1-0 winners over Cliftonville at Solitude.

Jimmy Callacher headed home the only goal of the match as the Blues secured a gritty win in their return to domestic football after a number of weeks.

Linfield beat Cliftonville. Credit: Pacemaker

Glentoran beat Larne 2-1 at The Oval to move up to third in the table.

The visitors had taken the lead thanks to Jeff Hughes but Paul O’Neill equalised before the break, and in the second half Marcus Kane secured the win.

Coleraine put five past Dungannon Swifts in their match.

All of the goals were scored in the second half, with James McLaughlin notching up four of them and Aaron Jarvis opening his account for the club.

There was also a big win for Ballymena Utd as they thrashed Warrenpoint 4-0.

Goals from Leroy Millar, Andy McGrory and a Cathair Friel double secured the points for the Sky Blues, as Warrenpoint remain bottom of the table.