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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 17 October 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 341

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Warrenpoint Town home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Paul Heatley 9'
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Crusaders scorer Paul Heatley ©PressEye

EARLY HEATLEY GOAL ENOUGH FOR CRUES

A Paul Heatley goal early in the game was enough to earn Crusaders victory from their opening day of the season visit to Warrenpoint Town.
 
Heatley struck after just nine minutes with a confident finish into the bottom corner after Gary Thompson had played the ball into the box.
 
And Heatley had the ball in the net again soon after from a Jordan Forsythe delivery only for the 'goal' to be ruled out offside.
 
'Point might have levelled midway through the first half when Adam Carroll found Alan O'Sullivan with a cross but his subsequent header was saved by Sean O'Neill.
 
The intensity dropped a little towards the break, although Declan Caddell did come close with a dipping effort from Ross Clarke's corner.
 
Warrenpoint came out well in the second half, creating an opening when O'Sullivan got on the end of Colm Deasy's through ball but was thwarted by a Billy Joe Burns challenge while Carroll then saw an effort denied on the line.
 
But there were few other chances as the game progressed apart from a Jamie McGonigle curling shot which flashed just past an upright.
 
Crusaders' afternoon was soured right at the end, however, when Burns was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Ryan Swan.

Warrenpoint Town: Sava, Deasy, Ball, Peers, Dillon, O'Sullivan, Gallagher, Carroll, Swan, Hutchinson, Wallace subs Coleman (not used), McVeigh (not used), O'Connor (not used), Mullen (not used), Carney (replaced O'Sullivan 71), Knox (replaced Dillon 80), Carson (not used)
 
Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Wilson, Lowry, Caddell, Forsythe, Owens, Brown, Thompson, Heatley, Clarke subs Doherty (not used), Hegarty (replaced Heatley 90+1), McGonigle (replaced Heatley 64), Hale (not used), Cushley (not used), Lecky (not used), Ruddy (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   0 - 1 Crusaders
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  •  Red Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Colm Deasy

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kealan Dillon

    Warrenpoint Town

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Knox

    Warrenpoint Town

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Colm Carney

    Warrenpoint Town

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    64'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    9'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gabriel Sava
  • Colm Deasy 83'
  • Steven Ball
  • Gavin Peers
  • Kealan Dillon red substitution 80'
  • Alan O'Sullivan red substitution 71'
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Adam Carroll
  • Ryan Swan
  • Stuart Hutchinson
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Jake O'Connor
  • Ben Mullen
  • Colm Carney green substitution 71'
  • Matthew Knox green substitution 80'
  • Mark Carson

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Billy Joe Burns 90'
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry 90+2'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jordan Owens
  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 90+1' 9'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 64'

Substitutes

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Chris Hegarty green substitution 90+1'
  • Jamie McGonigle green substitution 64'
  • Rory Hale
  • David Cushley
  • Adam Lecky
  • Michael Ruddy

Warrenpoint Town

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