Bring on Linfield!
Crusaders hammered north Belfast derby rivals Cliftonville 5-0 at Seaview yesterday - and then vowed to fight Linfield all the way in the race for the Carling Premiership title.
The sides meet in an eagerly anticipated clash next Saturday and both warmed up with comfortable wins this weekend; Jordan Owens and Stuart Dallas each netting twice as the Crues romped home against Cliftonville, with Aidan Watson also on target.
Linfield defeated Lisburn Distillery 2-0, while a late Peter Steele goal earned Glentoran victory over Ballymena United.
Portadown maintained their fine form with a 2-1 win against Dungannon Swifts, Coleraine recorded a similar result at Glenavon but there was nothing between basement clubs Donegal Celtic and Newry City, who played out a dour scoreless draw.
For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.