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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 5 December 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tony Clarke

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Glentoran
  •   Jordan Forsythe 82' (pen)
  •   Ross Clarke 84'
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Crusaders celebrate Ross Clarke's goal ©PressEye

LATE DOUBLE SECURES POINTS FOR CRUES

Two goals in the last ten minutes helped Crusaders claim the points from Glentoran's visit to Seaview.
 
With the game heading towards a scoreless draw Jordan Forsythe and Ross Clarke found the net for the Crues in quick succession to keep Stephen Baxter's firmly in third spot in the standings.
 
Glentoran dominated the early proceedings without really providing any sort of threat in front of goal.
 
Indeed, the Crues ultimately created the best chances of the first half. Philip Lowry had the ball in the net on 38 minutes but this was ruled out for a foul on Glentoran keeper Rory Brown while, moments later, Clarke squandered an opportunity five yards from goal only to send his effort straight at Brown.
 
Jay Donnelly had a huge chance for the Glens around the hour mark with a header from Dale Gorman's free-kick but wasn't able to keep the ball from going over.
 
Then, just over ten minutes later, Lowry hit the inside of an upright from Paul Heatley's cut back with Clarke's follow-up being saved by Brown. Chris Hegarty then did well to bring another Heatley ball down but smashed his effort wide at the near post.
 
But the Crues eventually found a way through on 82 minutes, Forsythe converting from the spot after Luke McCullough was adjudged to have handled a Declan Caddell shot.
 
And it was game over just a couple of minutes after that following Clarke's cut in from the right which took him past a number of defenders before firing beyond Brown.

Crusaders: Doherty, Hegarty, Wilson, Lowry, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Owens, Thompson, Heatley, Clarke subs Shields (not used), Kennedy (not used), McGonigle (not used), Hale (not used), Cushley (not used), Lecky (not used), Brown (not used)
 
Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, Gallagher, Gorman, O'Neill, McDaid, McClean, Marron, J. Donnelly subs McDonagh (replaced Bigirimana 83), R. Donnelly (replaced O'Neill 77), Mitchell (not used), Smith (not used), Coleing (not used), Plum (not used), Cowan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 0 Glentoran
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Glentoran

    83'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke McCullough

    Glentoran

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    65'

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry
  • Declan Caddell 65'
  • Jordan Forsythe 82'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley
  • Ross Clarke 84'

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Jamie McGonigle
  • Rory Hale
  • David Cushley
  • Adam Lecky
  • Rodney Brown

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough 80'
  • Gaël Bigirimana red substitution 83'
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Dale Gorman
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 77'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron
  • Jay Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 83'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 77'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Malachy Smith
  • Dayle Coleing
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Keith Cowan

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Glentoran

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