Crusaders beat Airbus UK in warm-up match

Crusaders played Welsh Premier side Airbus in a pre-season friendly
Crusaders played Welsh Premier side Airbus in a pre-season friendly

A late long-range strike by new signing Michael Carvill gave Crusaders a 3-2 win over Airbus UK in Saturday's friendly at Seaview.

Crusaders had taken the lead through a Dairmuid O'Carroll penalty but the Welsh Premier League side equalised with a Chris Budrys header.

Airbus led when Jay Owen's shot found a way through and Paul Heatley's superb volley made it 2-2 before half-time.

Both teams used the match as a warm-up for European games this week.

Irish Premiership winners Crusaders play Levadia Tallinn at home in the Champions League first qualifying round on Tuesday.

Airbus are in Europa League action on Thursday when they play NK Lokomotiva at Bangor City's Nantporth Stadium.

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