Crusaders gearing up for title celebration at Seaview

A tearful Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell with Jordan Owens and Declan Caddell
A tearful Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell with Jordan Owens and Declan Caddell

Crusaders are gearing up for a massive title party at Seaview on April 25.

The Shore Road men kicked-off their celebrations on Saturday following a massive win over Cliftonville at Solitude.

The victory – coupled with Linfield’s defeat to Glenavon – leaves the Crues nine points clear of the Blues with just three games remaining.

And with a far superior goal difference – now standing at 27 – the Gibson Cup is preparing to head back to Seaview for the first time in 18 years.

Crusaders host Glentoran on Saturday, but the NI Football League will hold back any potential trophy presentation to the final day of the season on April 25 when Glenavon visit Seaview.