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Watch: This smasher by Crusaders' Billy Joe Burns has been named Goal of the Season

By Gareth Hanna

Crusaders netted a stunning 106 goals during their victorious Danske Bank Premiership campaign.

Among them were typical headers by Jordan Owens, a plethora of breath-taking strikes by Paul Heatley and Gavin Whyte, but none were quite as special as BJ Burns' effort against Linfield.

The full-back's 35-yard effort has been crowned The Jordan's Gift Goal of the Season at the NI Football Awards and it's clear to see why.

The goal helped the Crues to a vital 2-1 win at Linfield on December 30, hauling the visitors level to pave the way for Gavin Whyte's late winner.

The NI Football Awards are hosted by the Northern Ireland Football Writers' Association and the Northern Ireland Football League.

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