CRUES HIT STUTE FOR SIX
CRUSADERS extended their lead at the top of the Premiership after hitting Institute for six at the Brandywell yesterday.
Paul Heatley (left) and Philip Lowry put the Crues in control with first half goals while Stute defender Mark Scoltock saw red just before the break.
Jordan Forsythe and Rory Hale made it 4-0 not long after the restart before a second for Heatley and a 90th minute strike for new signing Paul McElroy rounded off a great day’s work for the visitors.
James McLaughlin was similarly ruthless for Coleraine against Dungannon Swfits, scoring four in a 5-0 rout of the visitors. His first goal came in the 48th minute and Aaron Jarvis netted a minute later asOran Kearney’s side ran riot in the second half.
Just down the road, Ballymena United also racked up a big score, winning 4-0 against Warrenpoint despite losing Andrew Burns to a red card in the 58th minute. There was just one goal in it at that stage, courtesy of Leroy Millar’s early strike.
But the Sky Blues made light of the situation and Andy McGrory’s superb free-kick doubled their lead before Cathair Friel’s late brace.
Glentoran proved they are a different proposition by battling back to win 2-1 against Larne.
Jeff Hughes had put the visitors ahead in the 34th minute but Paul O’Neill levelled the scores and Marcus Kane capitalised on a mistake from Conor Mitchell to nab all three points.