Paul Heatley at the double as Crusaders move into third

Paul Heatley celebrates after scoring against Glentoran
Paul Heatley celebrates after scoring against Glentoran

Crusaders 2 Glentoran 1

Two Paul Heatley goals earned Crusaders a vital three Premiership points at Seaview on Tuesday night.

The little winger struck the opener on 11 minutes, but that was cancelled out by Jordan Stewart nine minutes before the break.

Heatley hit a delicious winner on 57 minutes to catapult the Crues up into third place in the table, two points above Portadown – who they meet this weekend – and 10 ahead of the Glens.

CRUSADERS: O’Neill, Hanley, Leeman, Coates, McClean, McAllister (Owens 54), Caddell (Morrow 74), Robinson (Magowan 67), Heatley, Clarke, Adamson. Subs: McMaster, Smith.

GLENTORAN: Morris, Bradley (McKee 58), Garrett, Birney, Addis, Stewart, McAlorum, Henderson, O’Hanlon, McCaffrey, Allen. Subs: Clarke, Gordon, Boyd, Nelson.

REFEREE: Ross Dunlop (Carrick)