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Crusaders Colts triumph and more silverware heads for Seaview

Crusaders Colts 4-1 Ballymena Utd III

By Staff Reporter

Just 24 hours after the senior side sealed back to back title success for the first time in the club's history, Crusaders Colts ensured the silverware kept coming by grabbing the Harry Cavan Youth Cup.

The Seaview starlets swept aside a challenge from Ballymena United III at Mill Meadow in Castledawson and finished 4-1 winners.

A good crowd watched Gary Finn's side claim the prestigious under-19 prize, stopping the wee Sky Blues from lifting it for a second time.

Cameron Stewart broke the deadlock in the 30th minute, heading home a free-kick and the Crues doubled their advantage in the 54th minute when Ross Holden forced the ball over the line after a superb run by Lloyd Anderson.

It was a cruel blow for United as the second goal came just after John Corry's header had just missed the target.

The Sky Blues did, however, get back into the contest when Josh McCready's sublime free-kick curled into the net after clipping the underside of the bar.

But hopes of a fightback were erased when Brandon Doyle made it 3-1 and then Holden doubled his tally with a stunning 18-yard drive in the 85th minute.

No glorious final chapter for United youth team but they will take plenty of encourgaement from their strong cup showing.

 

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