CRUSADERS moved into second place in the Danske Bank Premiership after a resounding 2-0 win over Portadown.
Manager Stephen Baxter described his side’s performance as “professional” after coasting past Ronnie McFall’s men without much difficulty.
Reflecting on the match, Baxter said: “It was a very good win for us today. We were clinical and professional.
“We maybe could have scored one or two more, because we dominated the match from start to finish.
“We had a nice shape and balance about us and when we moved the ball forward we attacked with pace and that caused Portadown problems.
“Last week at Ballymena we missed a lot of chances and we talked about how we couldn’t let that happen again.
“Jordan Owens and Timmy Adamson both scored great headers, finishing off two great moves, so I was delighted with that.
“We’ve got something about us at the moment.
“The lads are working hard for each other and we are reaping the benefits of that.
“Portadown are a physical and well organised side with some experienced pros in their ranks, but we had a little bit too much for them.”