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Crusaders Lose To Coleraine

Coleraine moved to the top of the table on goal difference with a sweeping 3-0 win over Crusaders at Seaview in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The Bannsiders moved in front on 11 minutes through Josh Carson who slotted home after Eoin Bradley's initial effort was parried into his path.

Crusaders might have levelled soon after when Billy Joe Burns released Paul Heatley but his shot on goal was directed wide of the target.

Further home chances followed as Jordan Forsythe nodded over while Heatley couldn't keep an effort from outside the box from drifting too high.

Another Forsythe attempt went over early in the second half while Coleraine keeper Chris Johns did well to deal with a long range Matthew Snoddy effort.

Coleraine came close to doubling their lead just short of the hour mark when Bradley squared for Darren McCauley but he couldn't find the target.

Then, at the other end, Burns came in front the right to force Johns into a decent stop.

However, the visitors did stretch their advantage just a couple of minutes after that following a Sean Ward slip upon which Jamie McGonigle capitalised to knock the ball past Sean O'Neill.

And McGonigle put the game to bed five minutes after that with his second of the night, a superb low 25-yard drive after he had dragged the ball back into position.

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