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Stuart Dallas (45)
Paul Leeman (53)
David Rainey (73)
David McMaster (83)
David Rainey (86)

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Paul Heatley (18)

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Paul Leeman heads Crusaders into the lead (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)

CRUSADERS 5-1 CARRICK RANGERS

PAUL Heatley fired Carrick into a deserved lead on 18 minutes.

From the left-hand side of the area he spotted Crues 'keeper Sean O'Neill off his line and duly lobbed over the opening goal.

Carrick also enjoyed chances through Stephen O'Neill - a volley tipped over the bar - and Paul McDowell with a snap shot which just narrowly missed the target.

But Crusaders levelled right on the stroke of half-time when Stuart Dallas made the most of a Maros Valko error to score from an acute angle.

Then, on 53 minutes, Paul Leeman sent the Crues into the lead with a header from a Ciaran Gargan left sided corner.

David Rainey made it 3-1 20 minutes later after Stephen McBride crossed from the left for him to nod home six yards out.

David McMaster added a fourth with seven minutes remaining when he pounced on a Rainey effort which had come back off the bar before, on 86 minutes, Rainey added his second with a simple tap in to complete the scoring.

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Attendance: 447

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