BBC Sport - Irish Premiership: Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena Utd
Champions Crusaders hammer Ballymena
- From the section Football
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.