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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 13 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 690

Referee: Shane Andrews

Crusaders home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Jordan Forsythe 64'
  •   Paul Heatley 90+3'
  •   Ross Clarke 13' 86'
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Ross Clarke celebrates one of his two goals ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

FOUR STAR CRUES SWEEP TO SEAVIEW WIN

Crusaders followed up Saturday's winning start to the season with a four-goal defeat of Warrenpoint Town at Seaview.

Richard Clarke opened the scoring for Stephen Baxter's side on 13 minutes with a bundled finish past Berraat Turker after Paul Heatley had delivered the ball from the left.

The Crues pushed to extend their advantage with Jordan Owens having an effort cleared off the line while Clarke was then denied by a low save from Turker.

Heatley then whistled a 25-yard drive just the wrong of an upright, Owens headed into the arms of Turker, then Declan Caddell followed by Clarke tried to get shots on target before the 'Point keeper clawed away another Heatley attempt.

Crusaders eventually doubled their lead on 64 minutes through Jordan Forsythe with a low volley into the net after Owens had teed him up from a Heatley chip.

Two late goals then made the scoreline more reflective of Crusaders' dominance. Clarke grabbed his second of the evening on 86 minutes when Turker failed to hold his low shot at the near post with the ball squirming over the line before, in stoppage time, Heatley eventually got on the scoresheet with a solo effort past two defenders and the visiting keeper.

Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Hegarty, Coates, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, J. Owens, Thompson, Heatley, Clarke subs Beverland (not used), Lowry (replaced Thompson 69), Ward (not used), Hale (replaced Forsythe 79), Ruddy (not used), Mathieson (replaced Owens 84), G. Doherty (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: Turker, White, Bennett, Reilly, McVeigh, Griffin, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Watters, C. O'Connor, Wallace subs Byrne (not used), Copes (replaced Doyle 71), Taylor (replaced McVeigh 83), O’Kane (replaced Griffin 60), Mullen (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   4 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    90+3'
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tom Mathieson

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Taylor

    Newry City

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brandon Doyle

    Warrenpoint Town

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Copes

    Armagh City

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    69'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Griffin

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Glentoran

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan O'Kane

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    43'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    24'
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    13'

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Colin Coates
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 79' 64'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 84'
  • Gary Thompson red substitution 69'
  • Paul Heatley 24' 90+3'
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Ross Clarke 13' 86'

Substitutes

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Howard Beverland
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 69'
  • Sean Ward
  • Rory Hale green substitution 79'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Tom Mathieson green substitution 84'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Berraat Turker
  • Evan White
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Anton Reilly
  • Dermot McVeigh 43' red substitution 83'
  • Mark Griffin red substitution 60'
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Brandon Doyle red substitution 71'
  • Deane Watters
  • Ciaran O'Connor 60'
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Mark Byrne
  • Ethan Copes green substitution 71'
  • Matthew Taylor green substitution 83'
  • Ryan O'Kane green substitution 60'
  • Ben Mullen

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