CRUES MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO
Crusaders made it two wins from two with a comfortable defeat of Dungannon Swifts at Seaview.
Scoreless at the break, the Crues did have the ball in the net around the half-hour mark when Ben Kennedy finished from close range after being played through by Philip Lowry only for the effort to be ruled out for handball earlier in the move.
At the other end Kealan Dillon threatened from 30 yards after spotting Johnny Tuffey off his line only for the Crues keeper to recover to deal with the attempted lob.
Then, late in the first half, Paul Heatley rose highest to connect with a cross into the box but his header was palmed away by Declan Dunne before gathering the rebound.
But Heatley did break the deadlock moments after the interval when he latched onto the rebound of a Lowry effort to fire past Dunne at the back post.
And Stephen Baxter's side doubled their advantage around ten minutes after that when Lecky bundled the ball home from close range after a cross into the box wasn't cleared.
The visitors did push to salvage something from the game but never really threatened their hosts' two goal cushion, although Dillon did see a strike from distance turned over by Tuffey while Ethan Devine sent a later header narrowly wide.
Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Callacher, Lowry, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Larmour, Heatley, McKeown subs Williamson, Weir, Teelan, Owens, Winchester, Clarke, Anderson
Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, McGee, J. Scott, Dillon, S. Scott, Glenny, Gallagher, Moore, McGinty, Lusty, Whiteside subs Hegarty, Owens, Devine, Hutchinson, Harpur, Galvin, Morgan