Stuart Reardon |for Crusaders
The opening exchanges were scrappy as both sides came up with errors but, once Crusaders
hit their stride, they bagan to blow away their amateur opponents.
would have climbed above Wakefield if they had pulled off a shock victory, but they faced an uphill task after Jamie Foster grabbed Saints' first try after only 32 seconds.
The 6ft 3ins guard contributed 39 points as Crusaders
marched into an early lead they never relinquished, despite a spirited Arrows fight-back
Reinhard, Handy and Trey Williams all atoned for earlier mistakes during Village Christian's comeback, helping the Crusaders
convert two fourth-down conversions on the series that cut the deficit to 33-31, and another on the final drive that kept hopes for an undefeated league title alive.
Last year the Crusaders
won by the odd goal in three, but this time around two goals scored in the first half was enough.
Following a 26-16 reverse at Don Valley Stadium the Crusaders
must beat either Featherstone Rovers or Swinton Lions, who play this afternoon, at home next Sunday to make the play-off final.
As part of the Academy set up a Mini soccer school is held at Seaview, St Vincent Street, the home of Crusaders
are ten points off the play-offs but Gale insists Coventry can still make it into the top eight in the second half of the season - starting with a win tonight.
It's going to be very tough for Crusaders
and they should be pleased if they finish 13th," said the former Wales dual-international who turned down a chance to join the Bridgend club this season.
The former Leigh East man has been with Crusaders
since day one and will embark on his fifth season with the club in 2016.
Summary: Muscat: Crusaders
won the inaugural seven-a-side football tournament organised by the Indian Social Club Muscat.
lock Luke Romano, Highlanders half-back Aaron Smith, and Hurricanes pair Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea are the other new names.
North Wales Crusaders
U18s 30 Leigh Miners Rangers U18s 28 NORTH Wales Crusaders
under-18 picked up their first points of the season with a thrilling victory over Leigh Miners Rangers.
will press ahead with plans to enter Rugby League Championship One next season after receiving the backing of fans at an open meeting at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.
And if Wallaby fly-half Quade Cooper sizzles in today's inaugural Super 15 final at Suncorp Stadium against the Crusaders
, as he did in last week's 30-13 semi-final win over the Blues, then it could well be again.