- Ards 0-4 Carrick
Carrick Rangers came away from Ards with a comprehensive Danske Bank Premiership win.
Jonathan Smith fired Carrick ahead after just eight minutes, finishing after a neat turn in the penalty area.
Ards needed a strong start to the second half, but they made, from their own point of view, the worst one possible.
Just three minutes after the re-start, Paddy McNally volleyed in a second for Carrick, after the north Down side failed to deal with a corner.
On 54 minutes, Carrick took a vice-like grip on the game when Lee Chapman netted to make it 3-0.
Ards' afternoon just got worse as Rangers netted a fourth, Eamonn Scannell on-hand to score.
Crusaders kept their title charge on course after getting the better of Glentoran in a six-goal affair at Seaview.
There was more frustration for Linfield as Dungannon Swifts took a point away from Windsor Park in this stalemate.