Crusaders leapfrog Linfield with 2-1 victory at Seaview

Crusaders moved above Linfield into second place after a 2-1 win at Seaview: Image courtesy of NIFL

By Q Radio Sport

Crusaders won the big Danske Bank Premiership derby match last night, inflicting Linfield's first domestic defeat since January.

The Crues' 2-1 victory in the Seaview showdown came courtesy of spectacular strikes in the first half from Jordan Forsythe and Paul Heatley:

Stephen Baxter's men move above the Blues into second place on goal difference, three points behind early pacesetters Coleraine.

Crusaders goalscorer Paul Heatley on importance of the 2-1 win

Goalscorer Forsythe says the Crues were up for the battle after failing to register a single win against Linfield last season.

And he told Q Radio Sport they're determined to win the title back...

Mark Stafford pulled one back as Linfield staged a revival in the second half last night, but manager David Healy says the better side won.

The defending champions had been unbeaten in 27 games and hadn’t even conceded a goal this season.

Healy gave this reaction to the rare defeat...

The Blues welcome bottom-of-the-table Ballinamallard to Windsor this weekend.

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