Crusaders 4-1 Lisburn Distillery

Second-placed Crusaders remain three points behind long-time leaders Linfield after an emphatic home win over Lisburn Distillery.

Gareth McKeown rifled in the opener in the third minute and Michael Halliday quickly added another with a cool finish past keeper Billy Brennan.

Stuart Dallas scored with a stunning 22-yard shot in the 56th minute before Jordan Owens blasted in the fourth.

Jordan Hughes netted a late goal for a well beaten Lisburn Distillery.

"We did a professional job and scored some great goals," said striker Halliday.

"This season has given us the belief that we are a good enough team to win a league championship.

"Mathematically, we may still be in contention but realistically it is Linfield's title.

"We need to keep this squad together and give it a real go next year. I think we are as good as anyone in the league.

"It has been a big learning curve for some of our young players."

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