Crues and Sky Blues take point apiece in Seaview goal-less draw

Premiership leaders Crusaders see their lead at the top of the table reduced to five points as they are held to a 0-0 draw by Ballymena United, in David Jeffrey's first game in charge of the Sky Blues.

It was the first goal-less league game involving Stephen Baxter's side since December 2013, but the Crues remain unbeaten in seven league outings.

Ballymena secured their first point in six matches and Jeffrey pronounced himself satisfied with his side's performance after the game.