Dungannon Swifts 2 Crusaders 0
Dungannon Swifts claimed their first home win of the new campaign against Crusaders today.
Emmet Friars gave Swifts a 39th minute lead, powering home a header following a corner from brother Sean.
The Crues had chances in the first half with Timmy Adamson dragging a shot just wide and Niall Morgan denying Paul Leeman.
But in spite of plenty of possession in the second period, the visitors struggled to test the goalkeeper .
Joshua Cahoon wrapped up the points with a cool finish in the 88th minute, converting from a knock-down by Terry Fitzpatrick.
DUNGANNONN SWIFTS: Morgan, R O’Neill, Montgomery, McMinn, E Friars, Fitzpatrick, Topley, Hazley, S Friars (McKerr 76), S O’Neill (Cahoon 85), S Lavery (Hutchinson, 87)
Subs not used: Brennan, C Lavery
CRUSADERS: O’Neill, Leeman, Magowan, McClean, Morrow (Snoddy, 52), Robinson, McMaster (Owens, 46), Watson (Caddell, 46), Heatley, Adamson, McCutcheon
Subs not used: Gibson, Rainey
Referee: Hugh Carvill (Belfast)