Warrenpoint Town 1-4 Crusaders: Paul Heatley scores hat-trick
Last Updated: 26/03/18 9:48pm
Paul Heatley scored a hat-trick as Crusaders returned to the top of the Northern Ireland Premiership with a 4-1 win over Warrenpoint Town on Monday.
Heatley put the visitors ahead after half an hour when he latched onto a ball over the top and fired in expertly from the edge of the box.
Darren Murray doubled the advantage in the 50th minute when he volleyed home.
Alan O'Sullivan spurned a decent chance to pull a goal back for Warrenpoint when he dragged a shot wide from a good position.
And Heatley made sure of victory for Crusaders as he scored his second after excellent work by Jamie Glackin and then headed in for his hat-trick.
TJ Murray grabbed a late consolation but the result sees Crusaders move two points ahead of Coleraine with five games of the season remaining.
Warrenpoint are third from bottom in the table, seven points above the relegation zone and with a game in hand on the team immediately below them, Carrick Rangers.