Crusaders got off to a winning start today in the new Danske Bank Premiership season when the defeated Carrick Rangers 3-0 at Seaview.
The game got off to a slow start but Crusaders broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when Jordan Owens headed home and the pressure suddenly eased. It was 2-0 just before the half time whistle when Paul Heatley delightfully flicked the ball the ball over Aaron Hogg in the Carrick net and Crusaders where well on their way.
The second half was competive but Crusaders just could not get past Aaron Hogg and indeed Carrick where unlucky not to score when Billy Joe Burns cleared off the line. The home support had to wait until time added on before the third goal came and Ross Clarke provided with a thumping shot into the net.
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