Crusaders cruise past Ballymoney

Hat-trick hero Jordan Owens
Hat-trick hero Jordan Owens

Crusaders 4 Ballymoney United 0

Big Jordan Owens blasted Championship Two side Ballymoney United out of the water in this Irish Cup sixth round clash at Seaview.

The 24 year old struck twice in the first half before bagging his hat-trick 15 minutes from the end, easing his team into the hat for the quarter final draw.

Young substitute Curtis Dempster completed the job in injury time, slotting home his first goal for the club.

Crusaders: O’Neill, Magowan, King, McClean, Hanley, Adamson (D McAllister 73), Clarke (Snoddy 85), Watson, McMaster, McCutcheon, Owens (Dempster 87).

Subs: E McAllister, Lacroix.

Ballymoney United: Moore, Keane, McGarry, Boyle, McClelland, O’Kane (Johnston 80), E Gillan (Dooey 87), G Gillan, D Larkin, McCaughan (Stewart 80).

Subs: Dempsey, Price.

Referee: R Dunlop (Carrickfergus).