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Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday 1 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 229

Referee: Tim Marshall

Warrenpoint Town home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Crusaders
  •   Jamie McGonigle 41'
  •   Jordan Owens 7'
  •   Paul McElroy 78'
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Jamie McGonigle celebrates doubling Crusaders' lead ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

CRUES TO THE FOUR AT MILLTOWN

Crusaders got 2020 off to a perfect start with a crushing four-goal defeat of Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

Jordan Owens opened the scoring with what proved to be the first goal of the New Year when, on seven minutes, he glanced the ball past Mark Byrne after Jarlath O'Rourke had sent the ball into the area.

That was how it stayed until just before the break. Jamie McGonigle doubled Crusaders' lead with a superb 25-yard effort into the top corner after cutting inside to give Byrne no chance.

And McGonigle had a say in the third goal on 59 minutes after his cross from left was diverted into his own net by the unfortunate 'Point skipper Danny Wallace.

Paul McElroy then completed the scoring with 12 minutes to go, simply tapping home after substitute David Cushley had done well to send the ball across.

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Smith, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Young, Watters, Scannell, Wallace, Mullen subs Turker (not used), Cowan (replaced Bennett 64), McCann (replaced Young 83), O'Kane (not used), Murnaghan (replaced Scannell 83), McDonnell (not used), Daly (not used)

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, J. Owens, Brown, Thompson, Heatley, McElroy subs O'Neill (not used), Beverland (not used), Lowry (not used), Cushley (replaced J. Owens 64), K. Owens (replaced Burns 90), Ruddy (not used), McGinley (replaced McGonigle 80)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   0 - 4 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Owens

    Dundela

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall Young

    Ards

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon Scannell

    Linfield

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran McCann

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Murnaghan

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece McGinley

    Crusaders

    80'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmet Bennett

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Cowan

    Warrenpoint Town

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Crusaders

    64'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    41'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    7'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne
  • Emmet Bennett red substitution 64'
  • Gavin Smith
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Conall Young red substitution 83'
  • Deane Watters
  • Eamon Scannell red substitution 83'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Ben Mullen

Substitutes

  • Berraat Turker
  • Kris Cowan green substitution 64'
  • Ciaran McCann green substitution 83'
  • Ryan O'Kane
  • Lorcan Murnaghan green substitution 83'
  • Ryan McDonnell
  • Thomas Daly

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns 87' red substitution 90'
  • Jamie McGonigle red substitution 80' 41'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 64' 7'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley
  • Paul McElroy 78'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Howard Beverland
  • Philip Lowry
  • David Cushley green substitution 64'
  • Kyle Owens green substitution 90'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Reece McGinley green substitution 80'

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