Coleraine cut lead at top to two points as the Crues crash again to derby day defeat

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Coleraine goalscorer Eoin Bradley. Image: NIFL.

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Coleraine have cut Crusaders’ lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership to just two points with seven games left to play.

It's after the Bannsiders won 2-0 in Ballymena on Saturday and the Crues crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Cliftonville.

Eoin Bradley and Darren McCauley were the Coleraine scorers at Warden Street. 

Cliftonville got off to a flying start at Solitude, grabbing three goals in the first 16 minutes, Joe Gormley striking twice with the other one scored by Rory Donnelly. 

Here’s Reds forward Stephen Garrett...

Barry Gray's men also beat the Crues in the cup last month and midfielder Conor McDonald says they're relishing the local derby battles...

Reds centre back Jamie Harney says after a difficult few months for the team he hopes the derby victory kick starts a big finish to the season...

Goalscorer Donnelly has told Q Radio it's a huge boost ahead of Tuesday night's Irish Cup quarter-final against Linfield...
Crues player Sean Ward says it's disappointing their 20-match unbeaten run in the Premiership is over, but there's no panic at Seaview just yet...

Also on Saturday, Glenavon drew 2-2 with Glentoran, Linfield beat Carrick 2-0 at Windsor Park and Ards had a 4-0 victory at Ballinamallard with Ross Clarke hitting a hat-trick and Ryan O'Reilly sent off for the home side. 

The game between Warrenpoint Town and Dungannon Swifts at the Q Radio Arena was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


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