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Crusaders remain third after hammering Carrick 7-1

Crusaders Gavin Whyte celebrates a hatrick during Saturday's game at Seaview in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Crusaders 7-1 Carrick Rangers

There were goals galore as Crusaders sank Carrick Rangers in a Seaview storm.

The Crues scored twice in quick succession, towards the 20 minute mark.

Baxter's side took the lead when Jamie Glackin was left with thesimplest of tap-ins after Paul Heatley's initial shot was parried away.

The Shore Road men then won a penalty - Gavin Whyte stepped up and madeno mistake from 12 yards.

It was all to easy for Crusaders who went 3-0 up when Whyte scored hissecond, hammering low into the corner of the net.

By the half hour mark it was four, Jordan Owens with the easiest of finishes.

Then Whyte capped his 19-minute hat-trick with a thunderous finish from 25 yards out which roared into the net.

Just 20 seconds into the second half, Carrick capitulated again -Glackin scoring again - his second of the match - prodding the ball into the far corner of the net from substitute David Cushley's ball.

Substitute Ryan Nimick got in on the act, adding the seventh goal.

Mark Clarke pulled a consolation back, heading past Brian Jensen from Mark Edgar's cross in the 85th minute.

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