Crues moved five points clear at the top of the DB Prem table with a 3-1 win away to Glentoran
Crusaders maintained their push for a third successive Premiership title by beating Glentoran 3-1 at the Oval on Saturday.
Linfield moved into second place with a 2-0 victory away to Carrick Rangers.
The defending champions are five points clear at the top but the Blues have a game in hand.
And Crues boss Stephen Baxter says the battle for honours is just getting underway.
Meanwhile, Glentoran are continuing their search for a new manager and candidates are to be interviewed this week.