Dungannon Swifts 0 Crusaders 2
Crusaders put a bout of recent jitters behind them to get back to winning ways against Dungannon Swifts at the weekend.
Five days on from that haunting home defeat to Donegal Celtic, the Crues claimed all three points against the Swifts thanks to a penalty from Colin Coates (below) and a clincher from David McMaster.
Striker Timmy Adamson turned in a man-of-the-match performance to help sink his former team-mates.
“I had been looking forward to this game, keen to meet some good friends again — but I wanted to play well, too, as players tend to want against their old clubs” he admitted.
“We have had bad experiences recently when 1-0 ahead but thankfully we managed to score near the end, something that our opponents have done in our last couple of games.”
Swifts’ manager Dixie Robinson felt a poor opening half was at the root of their problems.
“We were shocking, the worst first half we have had this season,” he said. “To be fair we were much better in the second half, the better side even.”