BBC Sport - Irish Premiership: Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena Utd

Champions Crusaders hammer Ballymena

Jordan Owens bags a hat-trick as Crusaders start their Premiership title defence with a 6-0 rout of Ballymena United.

Paul Heatley chalked up a double while Gavin Whyte was also on the scoresheet for the rampant champions.

Both managers reflected on the game with United boss David Jeffrey saying it was a "harsh lesson" for his side.

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